Shipping + signing + book pics + launch party!!
There are a few of you who haven't sent me your address yet! You gotta fill out that survey if you want EXCITING THINGS in the mail, so if you haven't, this is me reminding you to do it... from THE PAST.
I thought I'd share some pictures of how signing went at Make That Thing last week. Here's a before picture:
In the foreground you can see boxes of bandanas, which thankfully did NOT need to be signed. Those plastic-wrapped pallets around it: those are books. Each pallet has five layers of boxes with 14 boxes per layer, and each box has 12 books in it. Not all the pallets are pictured here. I had helpers, so it wasn't that bad! One opened the boxes and put the books in front of me, while the other packed up the signed books to prepare them for shipping, and sometimes they swapped. We listened to podcasts because otherwise I'd just be reading what I wrote, and therefore repeating my name in my head over and over.
Here's an after shot, three days later!
All those opened boxes contain SIGNED BOOKS. It was a lot of work but also a lot of fun, and every single one of you got not just a signature, but also a little heart to show my appreciation for you backing this Kickstarter. <3
(Actually, there's around 100 of you that didn't get a heart, because I didn't think to start drawing them right off the bat! So yours are EVEN MORE EXCLUSIVE collector's items, and if we ever meet in person, I'ma draw you a heart.)
Here's the last book I signed, at the very end of the last day:
If you get this copy, you'll know it because it's the only one that got yellow sparkle lines on it!
I am happy to report that everything turned out gorgeous. The books look great, the postcards are SO PRETTY, and all the tiny letters on the bandana printed PERFECTLY. The bandana may be a little thinner than what you're used to, but in my experience a thinner bandana means a less sweaty forehead, so hopefully it works out!
I didn't take any pictures while signing at The Beguiling - who are managing shipping for all the Canadians - but imagine what you see above, only more Canadian.
That's it for now! If you're in or near Toronto, we'll be having a book launch this FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st at the Toronto Reference Library. I'll be speaking with Anthony Morgan from the Daily Planet! You should come. <3