Advance copies arrived, it's a real book!
On Monday twelve advance copies of Walter Koessler 1914-1918: The photo journal of a German solder in World War I arrived at my house, hot off the press. The remaining books should now be on their way to the fulfillment center, and it'll be a few weeks before they ship to all of you, but today we get to see the book fully printed.
I am thrilled to share this with you all. The book is really just as I've been imagining it since I saw the original two years ago, and it's a real pleasure to be able to go through it with friends. You're going to love it.
Now, with this shipment I've had the printer send me a number of extra copies. This was very expensive via airmail, but I just couldn't wait. I know some of you share that excitement with me, and I want to deliver it to a few of you. Most of these I'll be keeping for myself and family, but I'd like to send a few of you advance copies.
If you have already purchased a book and you really REALLY can't wait any longer, please send me a Kickstarter message (not a comment) letting me know why you'd like to receive a copy now. If you would write a review of the book, or can help publicize it somehow, that may give me more reason to send you a copy early.
I also received the first test copy of the ViewMaster this past week. Walter's photos really stand out in stereo, and the ViewMaster is an ideal way to view them.
Pretty much everyone has said they'd prefer to receive the PDF copy of the book as soon as possible. I'm in the process of making this happen, and you will be receiving instructions on how to download the PDF soon.
Thanks to all of you who helped make this happen.