Since November of 2006, I have published collected editions of my daily comic strip, "The New Adventures of Queen Victoria." This has always been done at my own expense, largely for the fans of the strip and so I will have something to take around with me to comic conventions.
In recent weeks I finally ran out of copies of the fourth collection, "Suffragettes Gone Wild!" Also, "Meet The Royals" (the omnibus edition reprinting the first three collections) has only ever had short print runs to fill online orders and to give me a few copies to take along with me as I go to cons.
Since I hope to greatly expand my convention schedule this year (I've already scheduled for cons in Chicago and Asbury Park, NJ, and am working on appearances in Louisville, Baltimore, and Toronto) I need to get these two books back into print as fast as possible. I'd also like to get "Meet The Royals" a proper, professional print run instead of the bargain-basement discount short runs I've had to do up to this point for a book that thick.
Reprinting "Suffragettes Gone Wild!" will cost me a little over $350.00. A full print run for "Meet The Royals" will add another $640.00 onto that. Then factoring in shipping, costs of premiums, and credit card fees brings me to just about $1,300.00 total for the two books. I don't want to be greedy, so that's what I'm asking for.
With these two books out of print, it means that the first four years of the strip are no longer available in hard copy form. Please help me remedy this by sponsoring their long-overdue second printings.
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