If you didn't order multiple copies of Cadence & Slang, your order is shipped. This comprises the vast majority of you - all but six orders. Multiple copy orders will be shipped tomorrow morning.
If you live in the United States, your copy was shipped via Media Mail, so it should arrive within the next two weeks. If you live elsewhere, it was shipped via International First-Class, and delivery times vary from country to country - Canada addresses should take as long as the US, for example, but the lone Estonian backer should expect to wait a little longer.
If you pledged $40 or more, and you don't receive your copy of Cadence & Slang within the next three weeks, send me an email at nickd at nickd dot org.
And don't forget: the Cadence & Slang release party is at New Wave Coffee, Logan/Milwaukee, this coming Thursday from 6p-10p. Even if you're getting yours via mail, I'd love to see you in person!
The home stretch:
I spent the past five days cleaning up addresses, printing postage, putting together the super secret vault for the other 700 copies, and getting ready for a few friends to come over and pack envelopes.
On Sunday, we set to work.
The end result, stacked pretty high:
After the packing was all done, we killed off a keg of Kostritzer and celebrated at a brewpub around the corner. Thanks to everyone who came out.
This morning, I woke up at 6am, filled a friend's car with all the books, and we set off for the post office.
And behind the post office, I said goodbye to two years of work:
Now, three hours later, I'm sitting here nursing a very large cup of coffee - bleary and tired from everything I did between receiving the books last Tuesday and now. I'm heinously ill-equipped to wax eloquent about the whole process at the moment, so I'll repeat what I said a year ago: thanks for believing in this, and for helping me see this through. I hope you like the end result, and find it worth the wait.