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Update #13 - For backers only

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Update #12

The Galley...LOOKS AMAZING

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Hi all,

Just a quick note that we got the bound galley from the printer and, as you can see, it looks terrific. It's exactly the book Joanna and I were hoping to make for you: it's beautiful and lush while still being accessible. We wanted it to be a work of art, something that was really stunning, and yet not so imposing that all it would do is sit on your coffee table, unread. It's something you can carry with you to a cafe and yet still impress your friends with.

We're still on target for our April ship date; we're assembling a small army of envelope stuffers, mailing label affixers, and post office deliverers to get this thing on its way to you as soon as we have it, and we're extremely excited to be this close to the finished project.

Colin (and Joanna)


Update #11

Setbacks and Special Preview

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Hi all!

So Joanna and I have been back and forth with our printer all week, and it’s unavoidable that are ship date has been pushed back a few weeks. This has to do with a couple of factors: the color correcting on the galleys took longer than we had anticipated, and there were additional complications with working with an overseas printer.

It looks like our new publication date is now April 10 .

In publishing, these kinds of delays are generally pretty common, though I can understand that it can be extremely frustrating for those of you who’ve been waiting patiently. No one is more anxious to get this book into your hands than we are, and it sucks to be writing you once again about a delay.

As a reward for your patience, click here to view/download a PDF with three pieces from the anthology that we’re particularly proud of—Amy Herzog’s “Memento Mori: Reflections on the Art of the Tableau,” Chiara Ambrosio’s “Naples: In the Court of Miracles,” and Evan Michelson’s “The Withering Crowd”—along with the table of contents, endpapers, and the cover art. Not quite the same as the real thing, but these essays are rich and fabulous and beautiful and will give you a great sense of what the whole book will look like, as well as give you something to sink your teeth into while we wait for the books to return from the printer. 

Thanks again for your support and you patience. We are so sorry its taking longer than expected, but we think you'll all agree that it was worth the wait!

Colin and Joanna


Update #10

Proofs…and a New Museum!

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Hello everyone,

First off, our proofs arrived! We’re excitedly pouring over them, but they should be approved in the next few days, which means we’re that much closer. We’re still looking at early February for shipping, but will keep you posted if that changes at all.

Second, as some of you may already have heard, Morbid Anatomy is in the process of opening a museum. The Morbid Anatomy Museum will be a full fledged non-profit museum, located in Gowanus, Brooklyn, complete with an exhibition space showcasing private collections and "things which fall between the cracks;" a research library; a web store and physical gift shop making available the works of like-minded artists and makers around the world; a larger space for classrooms and lectures; and a bar/café. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks and months!

Lastly, many of you have asked about ordering extra copies. We’re excited to announce that you can do so through our brand-new web store. The online Morbid Anatomy Museum Gift Shop has extra copies of the anthology for sale, along with a horde of other really interesting stuff that may be of interest to you. Here’s the link:

http://www.store.morbidanatomymuseum.org

Thanks again for all your support!

Colin and Joanna

http://www.morbidanatomymuseum.org


Update #9

Book off to Press! Publication Date Announced!

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Hi all,

I know it’s been a long wait, but we’re very excited to announce that the anthology went to press yesterday, and that we’ll begin shipping it to backers on February 1. It’s been a long, long road, but both Joanna and I wanted to make absolutely sure it was the best book we could deliver to you, which meant not cutting corners and not rushing things. We’ve spent the past two months obtaining image permissions, finalizing layouts, and working with individual contributors ensuring that their work is presented in the best possible format. I think it’s well worth the wait. The Anthology will contain over 170 images, culled from some of the best research libraries in the world (including the Wellcome Library and the New York Academy of Medicine), rarely seen images from smaller collections (like the Coney Island Museum), and stunning photography included for the first time in this anthology.

With so many images and over 90,000 words of text, it’s been a monster to put together, but it will be nothing short of magisterial: clocking in at just under 500 pages, hardcover and full color throughout, we think you’ll really, really like it. It’s been a labor of love for the past eighteen months for Joanna and I, and it’s truly going to be amazing.

Proofing and printing should take between three and three and a half months (it’s not easy dealing with a project this size with this much color imagery), so we’re anticipating that it’ll be ready to ship in the second half of January. If any of that changes we’ll let you know, but we anticipate getting it no later than February 1. As soon as we get it from the printer we’ll get it in the mail to you. You’ve all been extraordinarily patient and we are, as we’ve always been, in awe of your support and enthusiasm.

Colin (and Joanna


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