Printing Delay - new delivery schedule
2 days ago
– Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 08:56:30 AM
Wanted to give everyone a heads up on the timing for the print release of the book. I've been having conversations with the printer for the last several weeks, and unfortunately they have informed me of delays in printing. The new window for receipt of the books is sometime in January. Depending on when I receive the books, this means I may not be able to get them in your hands until February.
This is understandably disappointing, and I promise you I was pushing as hard as I could to avoid this with the printer - but unfortunately, there's nothing we can do to expedite the printing and shipping on their end.
I know several backers were going to gift the books for the holidays, so here's what I'm going to do:
PHYSICAL REWARD BACKERS: Unfortunately there's not a lot I can do here for people who ordered the new book, since the printing delay is outside of my control. I also wouldn't be able to afford to send non-book physical rewards in advance, since shipping costs would make that prohibitive. BUT, I do want to try to make this right, so as an apology for this delay I'm going to make the following....
- STOCKING STUFFER (12/17): I am going to make a pre-order digital download image, which you can download from Kickstarter and print out and use for any "stocking stuffers" or gifts you were planning to give out; this will be posted here on Kickstarter by or before December 17 for you to download
- EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE (ships with the print edition next year): I will include an exclusive bookplate for all physical rewards (regardless of which volume you ordered) - this bookplate will only be available for people who supported the Kickstarter physical reward tiers, and will be included in the books when they ship next year
- BOOKMARKS: I will also include a set of bookmarks for all physical copies, when they ship next year
- All physical rewards that were not books (t-shirts, pins, etc) will ship at the same time as the books - I'll keep you posted on dates as the printer gives me updates
DIGITAL REWARD BACKERS: There's a little more flexibility with the digital rewards, since the book is done and can be made available for download. As such, we can release the digital rewards on-time, which will be by or before December 21. If you ordered both physical and digital rewards, then you'll get your digital copy on time in December, and your physical rewards when they ship early next year.
I want to thank you all for your patience and support of this project, and for your understanding in this situation. I did all I could to try to course-correct with the printer, but unfortunately there were no options available to us. I hope these bonus rewards and revised schedule will help make this right. I cherish your support of my comic projects, and want to maintain the quality and consistency you have come to expect from my projects.
Thanks again, and I'm working to get these digital assets together ASAP. Stay tuned for more updates.