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Got mine last week and my daughters and I are struggling to actually take the plunge and cut them out! The books are too beautiful! What very fine work!! <3
Hi Craig Black,
As explained in the message I sent you with your tracking numbers, your =reward items shipped in two separate packages (one Priority Mail and one Media Mail). Priority travels faster the Media Mail, so it may take a few more days for the rest of your reward items to arrive. If you need me to resend the tracking numbers to you, please let me know, but you should be able to find them easily by logging into your Kickstarter account and accessing your message history.
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Got the solo sc today but not the 2 HC that i ordered in the bundle
Hi Jennifer Hillman. Your name appears in the credits as Miss H., just as you requested in your survey. Thank you for helping make this project happen. Happy hunting and cutting.
Hi Brian and team, I don't think my name was included in the credit :/ I was sure I confirmed it in one of the emails that was sent out. Currently hunting for a scissor so I can cut Otto and Victoria out!
Hi Laurie Luczyk.
We send a message with tracking information (via Kickstarter) to each backer when their rewards ship. We are mailing about 50 packages a day, and we expect all packages (that do not have any errors or complications associated with their pledges/surveys) to ship by the end of this week.
How do we know when they have shipped? Will we get a shipping notice?
I just can say that I love Victoria and Otto! I printed -from pdf version- and dressed them already and they look amazing! Thank you for these lovely characters. Hopefully shipping fees would be less for upcoming projects.
Ahhhhhh!! I got mine today and I can't stop giggling! It's so wonderful, I wish I'd ordered two so that I can actually cut one up, because there's no way I can cut this book. :D fantastic job, you guys! And Brian, as always, you rock, and thanks for the Otto and Victoria love!
I got mine today and OMG it is so freaking amazing! You guys did a beautiful job on this and I am so glad I was a part of it! I hope there might be more to come in the future!!!
Just received the book by mail and I'll save the surprises for others to find out. Wow, you far exceeded my wildest expectations, and went so far beyond. My wife LOVES it. :-)
Any idea when we can expect our books? I'm so excited to receive mine!
Christmas card arrived today. Made me hoot like an electrified owl. You folks must simply do more. This project has been pitch perfect and just just beautiful. There's a special place in bookie heaven for people who make ace things like this that deserve to be handed down through the generations. You rule. So there.
Wow, your illustrations are incredible!!! The digital version far exceeded my highest expectations. You are such an amazing artist. Thank you for providing cards and downloads in time for Christmas. That was quite unexpected.
Yay. PDFs a go-go. How gorgeous is all this. It couldn't be nicer if it was made from a block of nice, carved with only the nicest tools welded by the nicest artisans around.... Which now I think about it... It was!
Hi Scott Newman. I believe Brian has completed all commissions that has clear survey answers. I will check on yours tonight. The rewards won't be shipping until December due to slight delays in printing the book, but I intend to offer backers with commission rewards the option of having their art delivered separately (sooner). I'll send you a private message tomorrow.
Just curious, I completed the commissioning survey and hadn't heard back. Are they still on time and should I expect to hear anything?
Thanks for the update; I'll keep an eye out for the announcement!
Hi Ray. You didn't miss it. We haven't actually scheduled it yet. We plan on arranging the outing to coincide wit having physical copies of the book. Sometime just before Christmas is looking likely.
I purchased one of the aquarium meet & greets along with the books for my wife. I can't find the date info! Did I miss it? --Ray
Hi Heather McDonald,
Brian just approved the color proofs for the interior of the book yesterday, so the dolls and costumes are all read for final production. We're still waiting to see a mock-up of the embossing for both the hardcover and paperback bindings, and that will happen next week. We're not going to make our intended November shipping goal, but it looks promising that all US domestic rewards will be shipped in time for Christmas (and hopefully some international orders will make it in time for Christmas too).
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How is everything coming along?
Hi Jeff Lamb.
Everything (meaning all of your rewards) will be shipping together. We were hoping to ship in November, but it's looking like the book will not ready until early December. If you would like me to ship your commission earlier than the rest of your rewards, I can take care of that for you as long as you're willing to pay the additional shipping charges for the separate shipment of the commission. Email me at email@example.com and we'll discuss details.
I we ordered a commissioned piece will those be shipping in Nov? Was hoping to get it a little earlier
Rewards will start shipping in late November if everything goes as planned.
Hi I recently moved and I'm moving again in a month I was wondering when the items are going to be send so I can give the right address. Thank you
HI Baby Tattoo,
I saw that you mentioned to Kate Scott: "Also, for those who do decide to bear the burden of the shipping costs, I try to find ways to put a little something extra into the package... it's not much, but hopefully it's respectful of the financial commitment international backers are making."
Living abroad, I usually ship to friends and family in the US and wait for them to bring it to me. Will you really be making an effort to reward oversees backers with a little extra somthing? If so, I'd like to change my shipping to overseas -- I think that getting a little something extra is worth it...
Thanks and really looking forward to seeing the finished book!
I am so excited! Thank you so much for putting this all together. I can't wait to see the final products!
Hi, Erinn Phinney. The upgraded/added rewards referenced in the survey that was sent out recently might be a variety of things that backers asked about during the campaign. Kickstarter only allows backers to select one reward, but sometimes backers want to receive a combination of items that are not available under a single reward tier. For example, one of the most frequently requested combinations was for the "Full Monty" book bundle, but with a limited edition hardcover book instead of the softcover book cited with that reward; so we offered backers the opportunity to upgrade the "Full Monty" to a hardcover paper doll book if they added $40 to their pledge. An often requested additional reward was a extra copy (or multiple extra copies) of the softcover book, so we offered backers the option of adding $17 to their pledge for each additional copy of the softcover book they wanted to receive.
Hi, Kate Scott. Thank you for your comment. The price of international shipping is, indeed, frustrating and prohibitive. As you already realize, the digital version of the book is an attempt to provide a solution (albeit not a very fulfilling one to book collectors) that allows people to receive the art without the uncomfortable cost of shipping. Also, for those who do decide to bear the burden of the shipping costs, I try to find ways to put a little something extra into the package... it's not much, but hopefully it's respectful of the financial commitment international backers are making.
anyone know what the upgraded or added rewards are?
Hey, just to let you know, I'd love to get the physical book, but the cost of international postage was prohibitive - pretty much anything coming out of the US is... nothing you can do about it I know, but thought it might be worth flagging.
Hi, Heather McDonald. The survey will be sent out early next week... right after the resource-intensive pull of San Diego Comic-Con has subsided.
When will the survey be sent out?
Thanks for getting back to me. I will look into the upgrade and yes I totally understand it being a thing for backers. Just thought it would be a cute idea if they all got to see their names in the back. Might be an idea for next time ;)
Amber Davis, Dawn Koeller, Robin Moates, Cynthia L Clark, Dawn Alexander, and TJ Currey... thank you for your kind words. It's an honor to receive so much enthusiasm toward this project.
Hi, Marlee Deck Lizarraga.
We will be asking each backer to confirm the name they would like printed in the acknowledgments for the book (one name per backer/pledge). You will receive a message regarding the name you would like printed in the not-too-distant future.
Hi, Amber Davis.
We may be able to add a plush as an add-on item when we get closer to fulfilling rewards, but I will let you know where you can order a plush whether through this campaign or through a third party.
Hi, Craig Black.
The best way to get the mini print with the Full Monty is to upgrade the Full Monty reward package to substitute the limited edition hardcover Dressing Your Octopus book for the standard edition softcover. The cost for the upgrade is $40. I will send out a message to all Full Monty backers to explain this option at a future date.
As for names in the book, that particular aspect of the rewards was intended as a per-pledge reward, so there is only one name per pledge.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Us steampunkers don't have many things to read and ogle that have a beautiful mix of quirky and whimsy. So looking forward to the finished product!
SO excited! This should get here for my husband's birthday who Loves Otto and Victoria :D I'm curious though, will I get a chance to choose the name that goes into the acknowledgments for the book? I'd like to put my husband's :)
Yeah!!! I love when a plan comes together!! November can't get here soon enough!!
As a long time paperdoll collector I am so excited about this project! Can't wait to get my books!
How exciting! I know nothing will ship too November, but this will not stop me from checking the mailbox every day. Hooray, Otto and Victoria and Brian!!
Yay! Super excited! I would so love a plush as well. Can't wait to see the adventure!
Hey! i plan to do some softcover (add-ons) as gifts. Will i be able to have the names of who is going to get the gifts adding to the back of the book as well as a donator?
ok i took the plunge for the full monty i will be using it (and add-ons) for Christmas presents and divy it out for Easter and Birthday over 2017 ;) hope to see the mini print /prints as an add-on