I will be receiving the first shipment of books today, Tuesday 11 June.
Yesterday afternoon, the printing manager at Calverts*, Oz, telephoned to confirm that the books were ready. Hearing how impatient I was to see a book, she really kindly hopped on her bike and cycled across London where I was waiting for her with a couple of pints of beer and some chilli puffs. What service! Nervously I unwrapped it and leafed through the crisp new pages relieved to find that it looks great! I am excited about shipping the several hundred pre-ordered books at the weekend.
Photographs of the first copy are below. Backers will be receiving theirs next week, providing they have answered a survey or emailed their address. Those anticipating prints and original drawings, please be aware that these will be available in just a few more weeks.
If you have a moment, please 'like' the facebook page to help me publicise the book and sell the limited number of extra copies.
There is also a website through which you can follow Will and Dot news or order further books and prints if you so desire. willanddot.com
*Calverts is one of the few REAL printers left in London. Our printing industry is in decline due to internet domination and cheaper prices overseas. TERRIFIC TREEHOUSE is deliberately made in Britain because I think it leads to better quality and is more sustainable to manufacture locally. Visit Calverts website: they print beautiful things.