The box full of paperbacks has arrived! And they look MARVELOUS! The matte covers are REALLY nice. Classy, definitely classy.
The box only took ten days after printing to reach Japan, which is pretty amazing.
Hopefully in the next week or two I'll have all the paperbacks mailed out. Bear with me, my work schedule is kind of a monster. (In fact, I'm currently attending day-time training and then doing two 12-hour night shifts over the weekend, no break in between...)
When I send these out I'll include any bonus books you have as well (based on your reward level and survey responses).
I'll still plan on sending out ebook versions to everyone who's got an ebook of Hungry Gods or a paperback coming to fill the time gap, just as I promised. That should happen in the next few days too.
At that point we'll have what I'll call the Standard Round all wrapped up! Yeah, we did it!
Which will just leave the Bonus Round, which, if you'll recall, is the collection that is replacing the short story "sidekick". My hope is to have that published by June of this year. I still have quite a ways to go on the two big stories in it, plus proofing, cover design, publication, etc. It'd be nice to have it ready before then, but June is a pretty realistic goal right now.
I just have one more favor to ask, as if you haven't already done enough to make this project a reality. After you've read the book, please tell people about it. Whether you're bad mouthing it or singing its praises, spread the word. One great way to do that is topost a review, like on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, your blog, wherever you find and talk about books. Word of mouth and evidence that someone has actually read (and hopefully enjoyed) the book goes a long way to bringing more potential readers to consider it for themselves. THANK YOU.