The hardcovers have landed! (Please scroll down for important shipping info.)
Dear Kickstarter backers,
Earlier today, I had the pleasure of opening up the first box of Realms Unreel illustrated hardcovers. It was thrilling to hold the finished product in my hands.
You made this book a reality! Thank you. This project has been an amazing journey for me and Ian, and we're so glad to have had you along for the ride!
Photos of the finished product
Realms Unreel cover (now in alternet green!)
Dom and Ava on the brink ...
Emmie Bridges, all kitted out
Yes, we had another delay. Thanks again for your patience :)
You'll notice in the photos that the book now sports a green cover, which is different from the cover design I included in the last update. That's because, during the final proofing process, we were unable to achieve the light-on-dark contrast we needed for the black cover, despite an extra round of proofs and the best efforts of the printer. However, the alternate color scheme looks quite lovely on the bookshelf!
Because the book shipment was delayed by the cover printing issue, the books have arrived while Ian is away on his honeymoon. So he and I have rescheduled our signing and shipping party for after his return. We expect to be dropping the first signed hardcovers in the mail the week of July 22nd.
Import note regarding shipping
It's been over a year since you filled out your backer survey, so your mailing address may have changed.
If you are reading this message and have a hardcover included in your backer reward, please contact me directly through Kickstarter to let me know where you would like your book shipped. If I don't hear from you via Kickstarter, I'll email you at the address associated with your Kickstarter account. If I still don't hear from you, I will hold on to your book and email you again in a month.
(Thanks to everyone who confirmed their shipping address with me after the last update.)