IMPORTANT: Shipping Dates For Books! You'll Have Them Next Week!*
*give or take a few days for those outside the USA.
The books arrive at mine between 9am-11am on Monday (9/15), thanks to Dark Horse being super duper organised. I will start shipping them out pretty much immediately.
***IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR ADDRESS SINCE SEPT 2012 AND NOT UPDATED ME WITH YOUR NEW MAILING ADDRESS, NOW WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO DO THAT***
RETAILERS: I will send out all the retailer books first so US retailers should all have them by 9/18, a day before the softcover hits your store. Remember that the cased hardcover you are getting for backing the kickstarter is, well, a cased hardcover with a different cover, and is signed by me and most of the artists. Overseas retailers, I'll be sending your books priority airmail, which means you should get them Friday or Monday at latest. If your customers enjoyed the posters and you want more, please let me know ASAP and I will send more.
INDIVIDUAL BACKERS: Your books will be sent Media Mail (USA) and first class airmail (non-USA). The $60 and up books will go first (because I have to put all the signature stickers in for your and the retailer books first) and then everyone else. I am hoping to have them all out by Weds afternoon so you can expect your books to begin arriving Wednesday morning (for those in the Northeast of the US) and correspondingly later for those further away from the piney centre of the universe.
Books are being sent in bubble pouches inside rigid book boxes, which will HOPEFULLY cradle them safe from harm and the depredations of postal services various.
ART REWARDS AND PRINTS will all be sent out by Friday 9/20. They will NOT be with your book because the book would bash the living daylights out of the delicate art. Those who have art rewards coming, you're all getting some extra stuff (what in New Orleans would be called laigniappe) because you're all awesome.
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Our undying love and affection. And a hug from Alex if you ever see her at a convention.Estimated delivery:
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Exclusive serialised digital version of ASHES (via the awesome folks at Comixology). Get the book a year before everyone else as chapters are released to you in seven instalments (chapters 1 & 2 will ship together) when finished! This digital serialised edition is ONLY available to Kickstarter participants!Estimated delivery:
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Beautiful hardback limited edition of ASHES, out of a one-time-only numbered print run of 1,000. This may be the ONLY time the book is ever printed, and it is ONLY available to Kickstarter participants. Once it's gone, it's gone! If there is a trade edition it will ship at least 6 months after this one. Plus you receive the serialised digital edition too! (And a hug.) We ship these books free, to anywhere.Estimated delivery:
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The limited, numbered hardback edition, signed and dedicated to the reader by both Alex and Jimmy. A great present for a friend or loved one! Plus the digital, serialised version and the hug.Estimated delivery:
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::UNLOCKED REWARD!!!::: A signed, dedicated limited hardback edition of Ashes PLUS a signed, dedicated print edition of Valentine Book 1 (which has been made possible by exceeding the Ashes funding goal -- THANK YOU!!!), the digital, serialised edition of Ashes, and the hug.Estimated delivery:
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RETAILER BUNDLE! For comic stores only. Five numbered, limited edition hardbacks (4 unsigned, 1 signed) PLUS bundled digital versions you can sell in your store starting Jan 2012. If we are funded, stores purchasing this bundle will be the only place latecomers can buy Ashes in 2012. For more details & a full explanation of how this works, see Update 3. We deliver worldwide but Aus/NZ/Asia we will need to charge you a bit extra to ship the hardbacks.Estimated delivery:
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A signed and dedicated colour galley proof from the book. Each proof is a unique page; there are no doubles. Plus the limited hardback edition, signed and dedicated to the reader by both Alex and Jimmy, and the digital, serialised version and the hug.Estimated delivery:
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A signed, dedicated limited edition, plus the inclusion of your name in the front of the book in this edition plus ALL future editions in a "special thanks". Plus the unique signed and dedicated colour galley proof, the digital, serialised version and the hug.Estimated delivery:
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A signed, dedicated limited edition, with your name included in "special thanks" AND a hand-drawn cover that is uniquely yours. Each of the 20 covers will be different. Plus the unique signed and dedicated colour galley proof, the digital, serialised version and the hug.Estimated delivery:
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An original piece of painted art from the glorious, gorgeous, fully-painted section of the book. This is the ONLY art from the book that will ever be for sale. Plus the signed, dedicated limited edition, with your name included in "special thanks", the unique signed and dedicated colour galley proof, and the digital, serialised version and the hug.Estimated delivery:
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Become a secondary character in the book! Your name and likeness given to an important supporting character. We have great characters for both men and women (and a particularly good pair suitable for a m/f or f/f couple). Plus the unique signed and dedicated colour galley proof, the signed, dedicated limited edition, with your name included in "special thanks", and the digital, serialised version and the hug.Estimated delivery:
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