Reports of empty envelopes continue to come in, as well as some successful deliveries. Because this is such a logistical nightmare, I'm going to send everyone (domestically) who backed at the $10 and $20 levels another signed book. I originally sent everyone 4 books, but most of those were destroyed by the post office and I can't afford to do that again. So now it's just 1 book, which I'm afraid is the minimum I promised, but they're all signed! Those $10 and $20 backers who did miraculously receive intact books will be getting one extra. Feel free to pass on the love.
Also today I shipped some stragglers overseas.
I recommend never, ever using the U.S. Post Office to do a large mailing.
Hello, Dear Backers!
Saturday was mailing day. We got almost all the minibooks out, except to some International addresses, which will go out by mid-week. However it seems the nice people at the post office bashed open most of the domestic minibooks packages we sent, at our great expense and labor, and people are getting empty damaged envelopes instead of minibooks. Thanks, Post Office!
If you received an empty envelope instead of some minibooks, please let me know ASAP.
I'm also getting reports that some people have received their minibooks just fine, so there's some hope.
In better news, the remaining (not-promised-to-backers) minibooks are available singly or in bulk here: http://questioncopyright.com/mimi-book-ip.html These orders will be filled by Amplifier, our very professional order fulfillment service who we really should have hired to handle the Kickstarter backer mailing. Live and learn!
Now you can print your own editions, translate them, etc. This may be especially useful for folks outside the US, as it may be cheaper to print whole new editions in other countries than import masses of American copies.
Right now we're organizing the shipping of backer reward copies. We will get our act together hopefully next weekend (not this weekend). We're printing address labels, gathering padded mailers, and investigating postage meters. Thanks for your patience.
Finally! The books have been printed, and my copies were just delivered this evening. We'll be mailing them as rewards to backers soon - everyone should get theirs by the end of the month. Of course if there are any major obstacles to this, I'll let you know.
The books look great, by the way - and almost exactly like the prototype. The attached picture is of the new, mass-printed edition. Unlike the prototype, this one has 20,000 siblings!
Oh, and in other news, I'm on Google+ now - please look me up if you have an account. Thanks!
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