About a year ago, I decided to create a Kickstarter campaign to turn my eBook stories into a printed trilogy. I spent months designing the campaign, which launched in late September 2012. It funded in a couple of weeks . . . then the real work began.
About an hour ago, a truck pulled up and delivered the culmination of all that work: a modest initial run of 200 hardcover and 200 paperback editions of TaleSpins.
As happy as I am, I can’t help but fall into the familiar, cyclical feeling: now the real work begins. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.
Been a crazy few weeks, but it’s all coming together. The book order is on schedule, and hardcovers and paperbacks will arrive next week. After giving Kickstarter backers their rewards, TaleSpins will launch on May 11th at the 2nd annual LitFest Pasadena. I was thrilled to discover this event in my newly re-adopted hometown, and even moreso to have been able to secure an exhibitor booth.
Great news today – the proof of the hardcover book arrived, and it looks great! I’m very pleased. I’m making some tweaks (because that’s what writers/artists do!) and then placing the order for 200 books. (Yikes!)
At long last, the hardcover, print edition of TaleSpins, the trilogy of stories, is just weeks away. Thanks to the great folks over at Bridgeport National Bindery, fans will see a high-end book that is designed and built to impress. And I hope it does just that.
It’s been great fun learning about this part of the process, and thanks to all my Kickstarter backers, I have been able to take this on without cutting corners.
Here is what the dust jacket will look like. What do you think? (Yes, that’s me: age 3 or 4)