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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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February Update

Posted by Matthew Meyer (Creator)
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Greetings yokai lovers!

I just wanted to take a moment to write a quick update to keep everyone in the loop.

You may have noticed in the comments that people are beginning to receive their shipments. As of now, Asia and Oceania have all been sent out, and if you're in that area you should either have already gotten your books, or they will be arriving very soon!

North/South America and Europe/Africa will be shipping very soon. I'm expecting to send out the whole remainder next week. So if you're in those areas, it will still be a few weeks before you get your packages.

In the meantime, if you need to change your address for any reason, it can still be done. Please send me a message with your new info as soon as possible.

I will post again when I send off the final shipment.

- Matt

January Update (Shipping)

Posted by Matthew Meyer (Creator)
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Greetings yokai lovers!

I've got some good news. The delivery of reprinted books arrived this morning! That means that I can finally continue with shipping the remainder of the books.

You may have noticed from the comments that some people received their books last week. As of now, Japan shipments have all been completed, so everyone in Japan should have received their books (or will be receiving them very shortly). Asia/Oceania is currently shipping, so those will be delivered within a week or two. Europe and North/South America orders will take a few more weeks, as they have to be shipped off to the fulfillment center once I finish with the inspection of the newly delivered books.

It's been a delay of almost exactly 2 months, but things are finally moving once again!

Matt

New Years Update

Posted by Matthew Meyer (Creator)
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Greetings yokai lovers, and Happy New Year! 明けましておめでとうございます!I hope you all enjoyed your holidays!

I was trying to wait until I had some hard dates before writing an update, but I didn't want to get too far into 2019 before posting anything.

The printers kind of flip-flopped on how they were going to ship the reprinted books. At first they were going to ship them by boat like they did with the first batch. Then, because the boat would arrive over the holiday and thus incur some delays, they told me they would ship by air to get things over with sooner. Finally, they changed their minds back to boat. Fortunately, I do have the bill of lading now, which means the books are on their way to me from Korea and should arrive very soon.

East Asia and Oceania shipments will be going out soon as well. Those will be posted from me in Japan. That covers Australia, China & Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. The rest of the shipments are going to be handled by the North America distributor, so they will go out a few weeks later, once the reprinted books are finished with inspection, packing, and shipping to North America.

Not much longer! I'll post another update when I have some hard dates!

Matt

December Update

Posted by Matthew Meyer (Creator)
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Greetings backers!

I just wanted to post a brief update on the status of the shipments.

Fortunately the printers have agreed to replace the damaged books at no cost. So right now a new shipment is headed here. This is a huge relief for me, as you can imagine. It's been a pretty stressful couple of weeks.

I am making arrangements with the freight company and fulfillment center to get things moving as quickly as possible once I have all of the new books ready to go.

Thank you everyone for your understanding through this small ordeal. It's too bad that it resulted in a delay and that you'll all be getting your rewards a little later than I had hoped, but I am glad that it appears to be resolved now. I'll post another update when I have more news.

- Matt

November Update 3

Posted by Matthew Meyer (Creator)
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Greetings backers!

I hate to deliver bad news right before the Thanksgiving holiday. While I was hopeful in the previous update that you would get your books before Christmas, I realize now that will almost certainly not happen.

It took a week to sort through the massive stack of boxes you saw in the photos. Unfortunately, a very large number of the books were defective. So many in fact that I need to get them replaced.

A few print errors are to be expected in large orders like this. I padded the order order numbers based on my experience from my previous Kickstarters. In addition, printers make overruns, so the final tally of books is higher than the number ordered. Still, even with the padded numbers and overruns, the number of misprinted and damaged books is severe.

After thorough inspection, it's clear that the damage took place at the factory, rather than in shipping. I'm not sure why or how they got by quality assurance, but I am in contact with the print company now trying to make sure that everything gets made right and that the books are replaced. Unfortunately, being Thanksgiving week, everything moves a little more slowly right now.

I'm sure you can guess that I am pretty upset about this. I'm very sorry to everyone who was hoping for a Christmas delivery. I want to assure everyone that you will get your books. It will just take a little bit longer that I hoped it would.

I will begin fulfillment of some of the orders very soon. I'm limited to the number of undamaged books that I have, so I will pack and ship orders until I run out of books. Hopefully by then I'll have a new shipment on the way, but at this stage I don't want to give a date only to have to revise it again later.

Thank you to everyone who commented on the last update about how excited you are to get them. They're coming, just a little late! I'll post another update when I have more information.

- Matt