Click Here to Kill Everybody Sale

For a limited time, I am selling signed copies of Click Here to Kill Everybody in hardcover for just $6, plus shipping.

Note that I have had occasional problems with international shipping. The book just disappears somewhere in the process. At this price, international orders are at the buyer’s risk. Also, the USPS keeps reminding us that shipping — both US and international — may be delayed during the pandemic.

I have 500 copies of the book available. When they’re gone, the sale is over and the price will revert to normal.

Order here.

EDITED TO ADD: I was able to get another 500 from the publisher, since the first 500 sold out so quickly.

Please be patient on delivery. There are already 550 orders, and that’s a lot of work to sign and mail. I’m going to be doing them a few at a time over the next several weeks. So all of you people reading this paragraph before ordering, understand that there are a lot of people ahead of you in line.

EDITED TO ADD (1/16): I am sold out. If I can get more copies, I’ll hold another sale after I sign and mail the 1,000 copies that you all purchased.

Posted on January 15, 2021 at 12:26 PM27 Comments

Comments

Bruce Schneier January 15, 2021 12:28 PM

There are about 250 copies left. I’m looking into getting more from the publisher at their fire-sale price.

Terry Linton January 15, 2021 12:59 PM

PayPal always refuses to honor my only credit card that is honored everywhere else. The only way I’ve found to communicate with PayPal is to log on to my account–that I do not have, and refuse to ever have. I just don’t need that attack surface.

I would love to scoop up your offere for this book (Click Here to Kill Everybody), but can’t, because of PayPal. Is there any other way to pay?

Bruce Schneier January 15, 2021 2:41 PM

I was able to get another 500 from the publisher. So I bumped up the available copies.

Please be patient with delivery. This is a lot of books to sign, and I am going to be doing it over the course of several weeks.

Jon January 15, 2021 3:49 PM

The link to “Privacy Policy” on the order page is 404!
So what are the “other purposes” for which you will use my PII?

David Rudling January 15, 2021 5:46 PM

@Bruce
Of course, adding a 4 x 3 cryptogram as part of the signature does slow the process a little 🙂

Bruce Schneier January 15, 2021 5:50 PM

@Jon:

“The link to ‘Privacy Policy’ on the order page is 404!
So what are the ‘other purposes’ for which you will use my PII?”

None.

Jon January 15, 2021 9:27 PM

I already have a copy – although not signed. It’s a good book, and def. worth a read, although as Mr. Schneier points out, some of the first half is a bit preached to the choir if you’re a regular reader of this blog and comp.risks and that sort of thing.

Incidentally, someone else has started using ‘Jon’ as a handle on this website, along with JonKnowsNothing and myself. It’s not me – and I’d like to come to some sort of agreement to avoid confusion. Thanks. J.

Bruce Schneier January 15, 2021 9:51 PM

150 copies left. I will try to buy another pile from the publisher, so the number available may go up once again.

John Barfield January 15, 2021 10:03 PM

This book is a spectacular read for anybody. I am an IT/Cloud/Security/Network engineer by trade, but Bruce has written this book so eloquently that my 8 year old son or 86 year old grandfather could read it and comprehend the message clearly. It touches on all of the IoT and Smart technology devices that my wife, ex-wife, and children have called me crazy over; citing my refusal to allow them in our house as evidence of mental illness. (lol) Ive been following Bruce since 2005 and can say that the information that I have acquired by following him and reading his newletters and books have led me to name him as the leading authority on security, cryptography, digital prophecy, and privacy. Thanks for all that you do for the IT and Security industries.

Anonymous January 16, 2021 7:51 AM

In the modern digital era signed PDF would be more convenient, also considering the international shipping (and Covid-19 spreading along that shipping too).

Bruce Schneier January 16, 2021 10:53 AM

@Clive Robinson:

“What happens when your countdown gets to zero?”

I breathe a sigh of relief.

Signing, packaging, and mailing 1000 books is not going to be easy — or quick — especially during a pandemic.

(30 left, by the way.)

Bruce Schneier January 16, 2021 11:04 AM

@Jon:

Re the Privacy Policy: Yeah, I saw that. Apparently at some point Automattic created a draft Privacy Policy that they never completed or published, and the notice in the shopping cart was linking to that. I just got rid of the notice.

I Tried January 16, 2021 11:24 AM

I attempted to place an order for this, and two other, books from your website but the check out process fails with the following error: “No shipping method has been selected. Please double check your address, or contact us if you need any help.”

Observations:
(1) Checked my address multiple times. It was entered correctly.
(2) There is no obvious contact-link on the page.
(3) The address is in Canada.

Clive Robinson January 16, 2021 1:51 PM

@ Bruce,

Signing, packaging, and mailing 1000 books is not going to be easy — or quick — especially during a pandemic.

No I kind of suspect not.

I’ve several thousand books in my dead tree cave, and I guess one of the reasons I’ve not moved, is not just the logistics but the shear weight of moving them[1] (yes I did reinforce the floor).

Remember the advice to avoid writers cramp, I often wonder how clerks a century and a half ago did not end up with crippling carpal tunnels etc.

As for shipping them out, hopefully you can atleast get the company to pick them up from your office in batches.

When ever I’ve had to do mass shipping in the past, I’ve always been working with others who have done most of the heavy lift of packing and dispatch for me, I just pitched in when needed and it’s easy to find out the hard way how easy it can be to muck up the admin if you are not used to doing it.

So I most definately do not envy you the task, just wish you well and hope it all goes well.

[1] People tend to forget paper is usually denser than the wood it’s made from.

I Tried January 16, 2021 2:49 PM

@Bruce

“Sold out.”

I’d still like to order signed copies of two other titles from you site. Can you clarify whether your site will eventually be able to accept Canadian shipping addresses?

EvilKiru January 17, 2021 3:22 PM

@Terry Linton

Is your card “Protected by VISA”? I’ve always had to use a MasterCard with PayPal because of that (I too refuse to have a PayPal account).

Bruce Schneier January 17, 2021 4:14 PM

@I tried:

“I’d still like to order signed copies of two other titles from you site. Can you clarify whether your site will eventually be able to accept Canadian shipping addresses?”

It should already.

And Click Here to Kill Everybody is still available at the non-sale price.

Internet Individual January 20, 2021 5:43 AM

Shoot, i missed out. I’ll make sure to keep an eye out for the next round.

I figure if I can keep a signed copy in mint condition for 10 years, the return on my investment will increase at least 10x. Im no economics expert, but if I buy at least 3 or 4 copies, thats more than the fingers and toes I have to count with. That is unless there is a limit per person, in which case the only way to gain that same earnings potential is to stifle any other copies from being signed after my own. I wonder if someone with hooks for hands can write their signature or type on the keyboard. Using the restroom with hook hands doesn’t sound appealing either. Although, flipping steaks on the bbq would be a breeze. Pizza might be questionable. And peanuts.

However, there is a very real possibility with that sort of earnings potential for professional forgers to pollute the market, creating uncertainty among collectors. Does that increase or decrease the potential value? A better plan might be, Program a robot arm to sign thousands of books with almost identical precision and flood the market with the fakes.

Meanwhile, keep the real authentic book stashed away safe and sound. I conservatively estimate the roi at 12-15x in 10 years in this scenario. If the authorities catch on to the scheme, it was the robot arm doing the forging. Of course the arm would never admit to that level of illicit activity, but then again it couldnt deny it either…..Is it the responsibility of a simple bookstore owner to authenticate each and every book in their inventory against potential robot arm fakes? No. Its an unreasonable burden equally for a independent traveling book peddler. Therfore I call a vote to ban all books from being sold to anyone suspected of owning or cooperating with robot arms. Robot arms being defined of course with at least two bends in the extension and 4 or more mechanical piston driven digits, manufactured with double reinforced poly-carbonate or a tungsten carbide assembly.

Brian Mc February 22, 2021 2:29 PM

Happy to report that even though the tracking from USPS still says it’s in transit from Chicago, the book safely arrived in Ireland 3 weeks after dispatch.

Leave a comment

Login

Allowed HTML <a href="URL"> • <em> <cite> <i> • <strong> <b> • <sub> <sup> • <ul> <ol> <li> • <blockquote> <pre> Markdown Extra syntax via https://michelf.ca/projects/php-markdown/extra/

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.