What? I see no particular reason to beat around the bush. If you think MORGAN BAROD or TINSEL RAIN is worth a DragonCon nomination, feel free to click this link and vote for one of them under the Fantasy category. If you don’t think they’re worth nominations, then click on the link anyway and nominate the books you’d prefer. This isn’t a zero-sum game; I don’t need to drag anyone else down in order for me to rise higher.
‘Second wave’ being the big orders and ‘third wave’ being various comp copies of TINSEL RAIN. Everything left over is a they-haven’t-done-their-survey situation, but that’s fine. Usually there’s a few who don’t, and I can just nag and nag and nag until they get around to it.
But the books are on their way! Some are even showing up as having been shipped, so you should start seeing your signed copies next week. Huzzah!
PS: Let me know if you don’t get your books, or if there are any problems.
…second wave of TINSEL RAIN books will go out tomorrow, once I’ve confirmed some addresses; and the third wave of books will have to wait upon surveys. So if you haven’t gotten yours, check to see first if you’ve filled out your surveys.
But the big part is absolutely done:
By the way: that’s just a freaking branch. I don’t live in Australia.
The parts that remain are the big orders, which require boxes. I need to go buy some, weigh those, and recalculate postage accordingly. There aren’t that many, thankfully. With any luck, I can get them out on Friday or Saturday. Huzzah!
…Fill out your survey, if you haven’t yet! Or buy a copy of TINSEL RAIN for your very own. Either way, I’m more or less done for the night.
…why do I do this to myself? And it’s all on my end, too. I am morbidly certain that the problem with getting the postage ready is absolutely because I forgot to click something that I should have obviously clicked, or because I misunderstood a clearly stated instruction. I mean, seriously, Backerkit’s very good at this stuff. I am totally ready to believe that I’m being a fumble-fingers.
Now, assuming I can get the postage thing to work properly, I’ll be generating labels and starting to get actual copies of TINSEL RAIN to backers this week. Complications: some folks are gonna need boxes, and there’s the aforementioned postage thing not working properly. Hopefully the latter will get resolved quickly, although actually starting tomorrow won’t be horrible.
Also: if you missed out on TINSEL RAIN, why: buy it now!
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET COMPLETED YOUR SURVEY, PLEASE DO SO. IN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS I WILL LOCK ORDERS, AND START GENERATING POSTAGE. PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR SURVEY AND MAKE ANY FINAL PURCHASES BEFORE THEN. THE STORE IS HERE IF YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING TO YOUR ORDER, OR PRE-ORDER SOMETHING.
Sorry for yelling, except that I’m not. Not that I’m mad, either; it’s just that this is not my first Backerkit fulfilment. You have to be loud about these things.
I have to create sample packages, weigh them, and calculate postage. I should probably also sign the copies of TINSEL RAIN that are going out, as well. But I won’t have as many to do this time, which… roughly evens out on the fortunate/unfortunate spectrum, I guess. A lot less of a pain to get everything ready, this time.
Once that’s done, I can see about locking accounts, generating postage, and getting the blessed things out. After that, I can finish the digital rewards. And after that… GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND needs finishing. The sooner I have a manuscript that’s ready to be read and edited, the sooner I can start trying to figure out how to publish it.
I’ve tentatively penciled in Monday as the day I start preparing books and whatnot for TINSEL RAIN Kickstarter fulfilment. I have to assemble sample packages, weigh, and assign postage for them. Once I have an idea about that, I can lock orders, buy the postage, and mail out the books! Huzzah!