The time is approaching for the seventh annual "New Adventures of Queen Victoria" collection. Help me get it printed!
Six collections of The New Adventures of Queen Victoria have been released, one for (more or less) each year that the strip has been in print. The original plan was to release each year's book in November.
In the past I've taken pre-orders for the books to help offset the costs of getting the books printed. However, with printing costs rising and normal pre-orders stagnating, this has become more and more difficult. The 2010 book The Real Housewives of Windsor wasn't released until February (after I'd finally raised enough money to finance the print run) and 2011's Unamused Birds didn't see the light of day until the first week of April this year.
This year I want to do something different. I want to see if (a) there's enough interest in a seventh collection to actually justify printing the books and (b) I can actually get a November release out the door in November.
Thus, this campaign to finance the 2012 collection, Lie Back and Think of the Blender. (The title comes, as have all previous titles, from the punchline or storyline of a strip in the collection: in this case, the strip from April 20, 2012.)
The book will contain 68 pages of strips, from July 25, 2011 until June 30, 2012. The total length of the book will depend upon how much additional material (like forewords and afterwords, and other material) gets included, but will most likely hover around 80 pages.
The $374.00 goal will fund the initial print run of 100 copies, plus shipping to me. That's all I need and that's all I'm asking for to start with. The November delivery dates quoted here are based on the expected release date of the book; if the print run arrives earlier I will ship books to backers as soon as they arrive, so you could have your copy weeks or months before it goes on sale to the rest of the world.
Please help make it possible for me to continue the tradition of Queen Victoria paperbacks; get Lie Back and Think of the Blender onto the printing presses!
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