Poor Yorick and Rad Audiobook!
Oh snap, it's update o'clock!
ShippingPeople are still getting books (and we're still shipping them) which is exciting! If we've got your right email address and everything's working properly, you'll get a shipping notification before it goes out. And THIS JUST IN: I love seeing people's packages on Twitter when they arrive! Here's Julie's package!
Remember that we're shipping out the skulls separately so if you were supposed to get one and there's not one in your packing this is totally normal. He's on his way!
Those of you who got the Kickstarter-exclusive Poor Yorick prequel in physical form probably noticed there's no credits on the book! That was to keep the cover nice and clean, but then I realized that it doesn't say who wrote the book and who did the pretty pictures. Whaaat?
The cover, and all the illustrations on the inside too, are by Tyson Hesse! He is the genius / handsome man behind Boxer Hockey and Diesel and tons of other stuff (Bravest Warriors covers, anyone??) So when you think "Poor Yorick" I want you to think of Tyson Hesse, then William Shakespeare, then me, then of your own mortality. Okay? Deal? DEAL.
We've been sending out the physical books in order of tiers, from least to most, but that leaves the people who've pledged the most waiting the longest! So to make up for THAT unintended slight, today those people who pledged the most are getting their audiobooks first. Soon we'll send out the rest of the digital rewards (ebooks) - we're just waiting to get the download system set up properly!
If you pledged $75 or more (regardless of whether some of that was for shipping or not) you will be getting / will already have gotten an email from me (email@example.com)! If you haven't gotten it by tomorrow afternoon, be sure to check your spam folders and search for something from that address. The subject line contains the word "audiobook" too!
In that email will be a link to the audiobook site (http://www.qwantz.com/audiobook) as well as a your credentials to log in. Everyone gets an automatically-generated password using this password scheme (seeded, of course, with a bunch of words from Shakespeare).
It looks like this!
The site itself contains the complete text of the book, along with the audio recording of the page you're on that will play automatically (tested in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari - Opera doesn't work because it only plays .ogg files). You can click on links to advance to the next node, and you can save your place up to five times in parallel (one for each finger you have jammed in the book, in case you want to go back and do anything over!).
And if you DON'T want to play interactively, on the very first page there are seven different pre-set paths through the book that you can download as straight MP3 files. Load these onto your phone and you can listen to the book as someone else makes the choices for you while you jog or drive or sit around ON A JOURNEY OF IMAGINATION.
This is PRETTY FUN, I gotta say! And if you have any questions about this, drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org is the address!
We're still shipping things out and you shouldn't be worried if your book hasn't arrived yet. If you have questions about your shipment, message me on Kickstarter and either me (or Christina at Breadpig) will answer it!
Right now is exciting times, you guys! Right now! THIS VERY SECOND.