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Update #19

WIN A FREE COPY OF CLARENCE + MORE!

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Greetings everyone! Long time no see. Hope this update finds you all well. I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that there is a chance to win a free hard copy of Clarence and The Spoon (or two). Clarence is participating in the Showers of Books Giveaway Hop! What is this? It's a raffle and it's free to enter! 

Prizes include 2 hardcover books and 2 Clarence and The Spoon E-bundles. Sign up here to enter:

http://book4children.blogspot.com/2013/04/showers-of-books-giveaway-hop.html

My thanks to Dena from Books for Kids for setting this up.

What else is happening in the world of Clarence?

Well... Clarence is FINALLY on AMAZON! Here is a direct link:

http://www.amazon.com/Clarence-The-Spoon-Jeff-Nitzberg/dp/0988641607/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A19QY42PNI1X9K

For anyone who missed it. Clarence is also now available to order (at slightly discounted price w/free shipping) here at my official site www.clarenceandthespoon.com as well as all the E-Material made possibly by my super awesome backers.

Hopefully it wont be long before Clarence is stocked in some local Austin bookstores, but in the meantime if you are a book seller, or just someone interesting in acquiring multiple copies of Clarence, feel free to contact me to find out about purchasing Hardcovers at wholesale price here.

Thanks again to everyone who made this journey possible!

Sincerely,

Jeff


Update #18

ALL SHIPPED!! + REVIEWS WANTED!

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Wheeww. This past weekend, after a marathon of singing, doodling, and packaging EVERY Kickstarter order is now fulfilled and in the mail. Some packages will arrive before others so please be patient while the goods make their way to you. If come early April you still haven’t received your package(s), please send me a message and let me know.

Though this brings the Kickstarter to a close there is still a lot to do in promoting, sharing, and spreading Clarence. I am extremely grateful for all the positive feedback from people receiving their books. One of the best things that can happen for the book at this point is for people post reviews or spread the word. If you have the time and a good word to spare, please leave a review on Facebook, or Amazon here:

http://goo.gl/F1ppG

Though the book isn’t In stock yet on Amazon, you can still rate it. I’m also going to try to make the book available in local bookstores.

Lastly, you can Like or post on Facebook...

www.facebook.com/ClarenceAndTheSpoon

...tweet out, OR...

Enjoy the book! Also, if you're really excited about the book, feel free post a photo of you and Clarence! Feel free to post up on the Clarence Facebook page, or send me an email and I'll post it. If not, no worries. Feel free to email at jeff@enterthesquirrel.com

I sincerely hope you all enjoy the book, and I hope to keep you all updated from time to time on any Clarence happenings. We’ll see where it all goes from here. Thanks again for everything!

All my best,

-Jeff


Update #17

SHIPPING UPDATE + PRE-ORDERS!

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Over half the packages have shipped with about 70 left to go!

I changed up the shipping order and shipped out international orders at all backer levels first as these packages had to be hand labeled and I wanted to get this time consuming process out of the way.

99% of 25 dollar backers’ books have shipped. I would also say about 90% of all international orders (including Clarence and The Sketches & prints), stateside single books, double books, and signed books are shipped. The remaining packages left to ship are mostly the stateside doodle books and stateside prints. Stand by as I’m doing the doodles. Here is a doodle my girlfriend doodled of me doodling doodles:

PRE-ORDERS:

In other exciting news, for those who want more hardcover books I’m now taking Pre-Orders here:

https://gumroad.com/l/EsoX

Also E-books and other goodies are up at the Clarence Official Site:

http://clarenceandthespoon.com/buy.html

These Pre-ordered books will NOT, I repeat NOT ship until every single backer package has been shipped out. That said I’m estimating I can get through all the Kickstarter shipments this week, so any pre-orders placed should start shipping out end of March.

Pre-orders are discounted through March at $16.95 (this includes shipping!), and within the USA only (for now). My apologies for this, but I have to figure out something for international orders because I’m getting hit pretty hard ($12 to go to Canada and $18 to go anywhere else in the world!) If anyone has any further questions about any of this please let me know.

Lastly, thank you so much to everyone for the positive feedback as you've been getting the books, especially that the kids’ are liking it! I can’t tell you how much that means to me. I look forward to getting the rest of the books in your hands and will have more updates soon!

-Jeff


Update #16 - For backers only

Here's the Audiobook!

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Update #15

BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED! AUDIOBOOK FINISHED! DELIVERY SCHEDULE!

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Hi everyone, the books arrived yesterday...

And they look fantastic! Clarence and The Sketches has also been formatted and I've received the advance copy (softcover & limited edition hardcover) which looks great as well.

The Audiobook was also finished earlier this month and sounds great. Here is the album art:

I will be making the Audiobook available to download as both a 320kbps album, and a compressed one for those who want to save hard drive space. Download one, or the other, or both!

The limited edition prints have also been run so everything is ready to go.

!!!SHIPPING NOTICE!!! !!READ THIS!!

Everything will be shipping in MARCH so if your address has changed since the Kickstarter began or will be changing, please message me with your new address information ASAP.

DELIVERY SCHEDULE:

The Audiobook and the Clarence and The Sketches E-book will be made available the first week of March for download.

Non-signed books will begin shipping first, hopefully the first week of March as well. Following this, signed books and doodle books will go out. The rest of the Clarence and The Sketches books have to be delivered, which should take a few weeks. Following this, those backer's books will be shipped. Prints will go out at the same time as the respective backer's books.

Be patient as this is a one man operation and I am not equipped with a magic army of shipping elves.

I will be updating everyone through Kickstarter and on FB and Twitter as things are available and start shipping.

OTHER NEWS:

I also will be updating my website soon to make E-book available to order as well as information on pre-ordering more copies of Clarence and The Spoon. Thanks again to my backers. I am thrilled how the books turned out I feel very fortunate for you support.

As always, send me a message with any questions you might have.

-Jeff


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