The books files have been submitted, the number of books in the first edition has been set, and the order has been paid for!
What does that mean?!
Quite simply, it means that from now on, instead of new orders being added to the number, the total has been set at 2750 and the countdown has begun!
If you're already a backer, that means you are all set. Your order is in and the books will come to you. If any of your friends want a copy though, they should grab one sooner than later - There are only about 1000 extra, so spread the word! They can get theirs at http://is.gd/TheBennyBook
Now that the books have been ordered, here are the last few steps:
- It will take them 10-12 weeks to land on my doorstep
- I will order the art prints, posters, and tee shirts at around the 8-week mark so they all arrive at about the same time as the books. They will only take about a week or two to turn around.
- 'll have the performance/potluck/packing party when the books come in and then...
- I'll send them to you!
As a bonus for those who help pack, I've ordered some special versions of the book with white covers instead of blue, so they look like Benny. Those will not have dust jackets, but they will come in special plastic bags to protect them. I will give one of those to each person who shows up. They will be unnumbered so will all be equally valuable to collectors someday.
Lastly, if you're not on Facebook or haven't been following along, I did a lot of the work in open sessions with a camera rolling as I answered questions and worked on the designs. As always, you can view all of them here whether or not you have a Facebook account: http://bennypointer.com/video-updates/
Thank you *so* much for all your patience and support through this whole process! I appreciate each and every one of you!
AKA Benny's Person
We're on the last step in the design process: adding your voice! Please describe your feelings about the story in one sentence as a comment below. I'll pick the 3 or 4 sweetest ones to print inside the front cover of the first edition!
Here's the dust jacket layout, so you can see where they'll go:
And let your friends know we're *finally* going to print! They can still order their own copies at http://is.gd/TheBennyBook
I recently sent a message to all the backers sharing this page: http://bennypointer.com/video-updates
That's where you can watch all the action from Benny's facebook page, whether you have an account on that platform or not. The only disadvantage is that it won’t simulcast a live broadcast, you can only watch the video of what happened. I don’t mean to exclude people, I’m just doing my best as a one-man publishing house to go show up where the largest number of Benny’s buddies live online.
If you do have a facebook account, I'll be livestreaming the last of the editing tomorrow at noon central time! I’ll walk the last few steps with you, talk about where we are in the process and what that means in terms of the timeline, and answer any questions you have.
Here’s the link to Benny’s page: https://facebook.com/benny.pointer
Thanks for your patience and support through all of this. You have all been incredibly kind and I appreciate it deeply.
See you tomorrow at noon Central time!
The sample materials came from the book printer! I'll show them to you and take questions on Facebook Live at 2pm CST (GMT -6). I'll repost the broadcast at http://BennyPointer.com/video-updates and over here once the video is up.
If you have any questions, just ask!