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The South Puget Sound: a million people, 3,000 square miles but no guidebook. 'Til now. Join us in this art-drenched, grassroots guide.
The South Puget Sound: a million people, 3,000 square miles but no guidebook. 'Til now. Join us in this art-drenched, grassroots guide.
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Launch Parties

Please join us to launch the South Sound Users Guide

Sunday, Oct 7, 2-4 p.m. at Kings Books, 218 St Helens, Tacoma

Tuesday, Oct 9, 7 p.m. to closing at Orca Books, 509 East 4th, Olympia

You can meet our writers, have Sean draw in your book, pick up rewards, enjoy local food and drink...your guests are welcome, including kids.

Hope we see you there.

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Helsinki yeah!

Or, the Finnish line.

The text is at the printer and the cover's going Monday. And since we found a great printer in Oregon [thanks Dave Eggers] we don't have to wait a month for the ship [ment].

It's a tic - I pun when I'm giddy.

So we're aiming for books and other rewards around October 1. We think you'll be proud. 

Thanks for your great patience and support. More - and more detailed - updates soon.

Best, Ken 

On the Verge

We're about a week away from sending the Guide to the printer; it will be back mid-August. We'll have launch parties in Tacoma and Olympia for local folks and anyone who wants to fly in.

The book will be gorgeous. Chris is killing the interior design - pages will be easy to read and pleasing to look at. Sean is working up the maps and cover, which means they'll be, well, Sean-like. 

The 20+ contributing writers did a super job finding unique local features and bringing them to life. I think you'll enjoy their takes on bike rides, vegan burgers, the B&B for cats...

Kickstarter rewards - postcards, E books, prints, original art - will all be available within a month and I'll soon send an official "survey" asking for mailing addresses. I'll send more specific updates to those of you slated for prints and original art.

In the meantime, thank you again for your support. I think we'll all be proud of the product.

Best, Ken for Chris and Sean

For Our Next Trick...

we'll actually produce something!

writers are writing, we're closing in on a printer, Sean's in his garret, drawing like mad and Chris is mocking up some pages, trying not to hurt their feelings. [joke. okay, fine; no more jokes.]

pretty soon we'll ask your address and talk about specific rewards.

in the meantime, please let us know any questions or ideas. everything's in process until the very last minute.

we'll keep you posted. thank you again for your support and confidence in us.

best, Ken for Chris and Sean

Part One: Done!


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