We've pored over proofs, we've poked at specks, we've fiddled everything that can be fiddled and now: the books are almost ready. Finished books will ship the first weekend in June. Digital downloads will be made available next week. Those of you due for artwork will be getting it in July, once everything is signed and tidily packed up. Things are moving along, by gum.
Tshirts are going to take a minute longer. Sorry about that, tshirt orderers, but I am still tracking down a supplier that offers what I want in terms of size range, labour, and eco-friendliness (your suggestions welcomed). But they're coming, I promise.
You'll be getting your surveys in the next day or two, asking all sorts of questions about how you would like us to handle your stuff ( which I mean in a very G-rated way). PLEASE, fill out your surveys promptly. It's so helpful.
Hooray! Home stretch!
I have, right now on my hot little digital hands, full illustrated drafts of both Tulip and Backwards Day. It's truly amazing to see my words crafted into robust images by two extraordinary illustrators - Katie Diamond and Suzy Malik. All my fondest hopes about how the picture part of these picture books would look have been surpassed. So very exciting.
In just about a week, final drafts of both books will be sent along to the printer, and by 30 May (Gd willing) I should be holding the very first, hott-off-the-press editions of both books - in time to start selling them at Pride festivals all across the US and Canada and have them in your hands before the beginning of summer. Your generous support has allowed us to print gorgeous editions - perfect bound, heavy coated paper, 9x12 inch books of full colour beauty, and professionally-mastered audiobooks to go with them. It's all so exciting I can hardly stand it.
Shortly, you'll be receiving a questionnaire through Kickstarter, asking what book you want, where you'd like your books/tshirts/artwork sent, and (where applicable) what tshirt size you'd like to have. Most of you in North America should have your rewards by the end of June!
Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for your incredibly generous support of this project. It's an old saw, but no less true: I really, really could not have done it without you.
love and wish-fairy sparkles,
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Downloadable colouring book pages. Five blackline pages from the book, complete with text, that can be downloaded and printed as often as you like for endless colouring fun, plus - a sixth page with just text, to illustrate however you like.Estimated delivery:
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Colouring book pages, plus a downloadable audio file of The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy, read by Bear.Estimated delivery:
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Colouring book pages, audio book, and EITHER The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy OR Backwards Day, signed by author S. Bear Bergman. Books will retail for $21.95. (Outside of North America, please add $6 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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Colouring book pages, audio book, and BOTH The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy AND Backwards Day, signed by author S. Bear Bergman. Books will retail for $21.95. (Outside of North America, please add $6 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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Colouring pages, audio book, BOTH books signed by the author, PLUS: a great-looking, limited-edition Flamingo Rampant t-shirt, printed with our amazing logo (kids sizes are available).Estimated delivery:
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Art-lover's special: Colouring pages, audio book, and one copy of each book with both an autograph of the author AND an individual original drawing from its artist, with her signature. You may give thematic doodle suggestions when you choose this reward.Estimated delivery:
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Colouring pages, audio book, two signed books, a limited edition tshirt, PLUS: 8x10 photo print of one page from the book of your choice, suitable for framing (you choose which book, we choose which page).Estimated delivery:
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A Flamingo Rampant Family Pack! Colouring pages, audio book, two signed copies of each book (four books total), two tshirts, and an 8x10 photo print from each book (two prints total).Estimated delivery:
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Colouring pages, audio book, one of each book, and one original page of artwork from the book of your choice, signed by both the author and the illustrator. This award is limited, and only each page of original art will be an edition of one.Estimated delivery:
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Colouring pages, audio book, two of each book, and one original page of artwork from EACH book, signed by both the author and the illustrator. This award is limited, and only each page of original art will be an edition of one.Estimated delivery:
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Five copies of each book, PLUS Bear will come to your house with milk and homemade cookies and read both books to you (and anyone else you care to invite) with dramatic flair. Backers at this level will have to wait until Bear is in yr city or nearby for another event, or pay airfare separately. This reward also includes a special mention by name in the acknowledgements of the book for you or whomever you were care to designateEstimated delivery:
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Be a character in this amazing adventure! Each book has a character whose face is still unknown to us. At this backing level, we'll use the photo you send to create a character based on YOU (or the person you designate) and give you an extra-special mention in the credits. When the books are done, you'll get ten copies of each book, signed and drawn in by the artists, and our undying thanks.Estimated delivery:
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