Hi tarot folk,
A number of you have been asking me this past week about delivery of the decks, and with good reason. We're definitely behind schedule on what I'd been aiming for in terms of getting the decks out to you. While I've spent some of this morning having a somewhat heated conversation with my printers, I now have to come to all of you with an apology for another unfortunate delay. I'd originally been told we could expect delivery of the decks by the beginning of October, and I'd been planning around having all your rewards already on their way out by this point. The decks have all indeed been printed, but apart from a small number I've gotten in advance, the bulk of them are currently being held up in customs and I'm told we can't expect delivery before the first week of December.
As soon as the decks do arrive, we are set up here to package them and send them off to you as quickly as possible, which is the best I can do. Mailing labels will already be prepared for all of you, and I've hired some part time help here to ensure we'll be turning them around and getting them sent off to you within a day or two.
In the meantime, we have already created (and I have signed) all the prints that are part of your rewards, and as those prints need to be packaged separately anyway, we'll be shipping all of those out this coming Monday, and you should have them within a few days.
The guidebook is also with the printers right now. Thankfully, they are being printed locally, and I am assured that the first run will delivered here before Thanksgiving. The decks and the guidebooks will be physically packaged and sent out together once both are received. If your backer reward included a guidebook ($25 and up), you'll shortly be receiving an email from me with a link to download a full pdf version of the guide. Moving forward, it's my intent to provide the digital version for free to anyone who purchases a physical copy of the guide, and I'll be setting up an option in my store where anyone who wants just the digital copy can purchase one.
Again, I want to apologize for the delays, which I know has been a somewhat familiar refrain from me over the course of this project. Please understand that while I have many years of experience as an artist and designer, this project has been my very first foray into self-publishing, and I've had to learn a great deal along the way in getting the deck finally made and shipped out to you. Thank you all for being patient through this long project, and sticking with me along the journey.
With love and gratitude,