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A fully illustrated encyclopedia of yokai: ghosts, spirits & monsters of traditional Japanese folklore. Over one hundred illustrations!
A fully illustrated encyclopedia of yokai: ghosts, spirits & monsters of traditional Japanese folklore. Over one hundred illustrations!
1,003 backers pledged $87,978 to help bring this project to life.

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Book Reviews

Posted by Matthew Meyer (Creator)
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Hey backers!

Now that all of your packages are on their way to you, I've released The Book of the Hakutaku on Amazon.com for the public to order.

I have one more favor I'd like to ask of you guys.

If you enjoy the books, could I ask you to write a review for them on Amazon? It can be amazon.com, or amazon.co.uk, or amazon.jp, or amazon.ca, or whatever your local Amazon page may be. The reason I ask is that after the Kickstarter, Amazon becomes my main point of sale for books. So the more people who see positive reviews there, the more likely they will be to support me, and then I can continue making more yokai books!

If you'd like to write a review, you can use these links to the books' Amazon pages:

The Book of the Hakutaku:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0985218452/ 

The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0985218436/ 

The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0985218428/ 

I really appreciate all of your enthusiasm, and your positive messages and emails, and shares on social media. You guys are the best backers ever!

Matt

Ordering Extra Items

Posted by Matthew Meyer (Creator)
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Hey backers!

I've had a few inquiries about ordering extra copies of the books now that everything is shipped out and on its way to you.

The Book of the Hakutaku will join Night Parade and Evil Spirits on Amazon paperback print-on-demand pretty soon, but I have a number of copies of this first print run remaining, as well as hardcovers, slipcases, bookmarks, and clothing.

I will be offering the extra items for sale to the public pretty soon, but I am giving all of you a chance to claim them before I announce their availability.

Hardcovers, slipcases, t-shirts, hoodies, and happi are all pretty limited in number, and once they sell out I won't be making more until the next Kickstarter.

If you'd like to order any extra items before I announce their availability to the public, please send me a message.

- Matt

May Update

Posted by Matthew Meyer (Creator)
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Greetings backers!

I've received word from the shipping center that packages are currently going out! In fact, it sounds like a few backers have already received their shipments. So I suspect within the next week or two almost everyone will have received their packages.

It's possible that with the speed of the mail it may take up to 3 more weeks for some locations in Europe, Africa, and South America, so please don't panic if your package doesn't arrive by next week.

If your package arrives and something is missing/damaged or there are any problems, please send me a message via Kickstarter and we'll sort things out.

I'll post another update soon, when I hear from the shippers that the last of the packages has gone out.

April Update

Posted by Matthew Meyer (Creator)
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Greetings backers!

There's not much to report at this time, but I wanted to check in and give you all a little update.

Shipping is in progress. Your packages are all aboard a boat called The Humber Bridge, currently over the Pacific Ocean. It's pretty amazing what we can see with today's technology; you can actually track the ship online, with live locations visible on Google Maps:  https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:462041/mmsi:372038000/imo:9302140/vessel:HUMBER_BRIDGE 

As you can see, the ship is due to arrive in Los Angeles on April 17, after which it will pass through customs, and on to the fulfillment center in Nevada. If we estimate just under a week for customs, it means your books will be on their final trip to you in just a few more weeks.

I'll post again when I have more information from the shipping company. In the meantime, you can feed your yokai cravings by reading some of my recent yokai posts on my public Patreon page and on yokai.com!

Shipping Update!

Posted by Matthew Meyer (Creator)
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Greetings backers!

I'm happy to say that finally, after what feels like a very long wait, I was able to ship the last of the packages this morning!

This delay was due to extra precautionary measures taken by the freight company to make sure nothing would get held up in US customs. The trade war situation in the US right now has made importing products from Asia tricky, and the freighters told me that shipments have been getting seized for up to six months or more, so I was happy for the extra effort to ensure that won't happen to your books.

It will still take a few weeks before people start receiving their books. They still have to go through shipping and customs before they head out to delivery, but I will keep you guys informed of the progress and let you know when you can start eagerly watching your mailboxes.

It's a massive relief to have the books in motion once again. And it's also amazing to see my floor and walls again, as my entire first floor has felt like a warehouse for the longest time!

As you can see, I haven't even been able to take down my Christmas lights yet!
As you can see, I haven't even been able to take down my Christmas lights yet!
But there's at least been a small space by the front door so I can get in and out.
But there's at least been a small space by the front door so I can get in and out.
This room is neck-deep in boxes. I haven't seen the floor in months!
This room is neck-deep in boxes. I haven't seen the floor in months!
Somehow it all seems so much smaller seeing all of the boxes in the truck...  Is that really all of it??
Somehow it all seems so much smaller seeing all of the boxes in the truck... Is that really all of it??

I'll have more updates as information becomes available to me. In the meantime, you can satisfy your yokai thirst by keeping an eye on my Facebook and Twitter!

- Matt