As you know, we’ve been working around the clock to get these books and Kickstarter rewards out to you before we leave for Finland on Wednesday. By my count, we’ve already mailed 2,000 packages, and we have another 700 or so left to go.
We’ve been doing most of this ourselves, though we sucked two of our best friends in with the promise of lasagna, which of course they had to pick up. And my parents helped us all last week, mostly because I got my mother drunk on Irish coffee.
You might be wondering why we’re personally fulfilling all your orders, instead of handing it off to some faceless corporation. Well, I’ll tell you why.
Because we’re fucking idiots, that’s why.
The important thing is that people are starting to receive their lovingly hand-assembled packages from Casa de Priority, and the reaction has been fantastic! Here’s what people are saying:
“Where the fuck are my pins?”
“Nice packaging. Unfortunately you forgot the book.”
“I ordered one Hellephant. I got two. Also, why did you send me a pillbox?”
“I got your package today. If you’re wondering where your blue pen is, I have it.”
SO THAT’S GOING GREAT
And now it’s time for…
WHERE THE HELL IS MY SHIT
Softcover books have been going out since Thursday, and almost all of them will be going out before we leave on Wednesday.
However, we found an entire box with a printing defect on the back cover, right over the Finnish Steampunk Octopus that Bronc designed. Obviously that will not stand.
Those are now being reprinted, and will be shipped to me while we’re out of the country. Those books will be sent back to me around December 4th, and I will ship them out to you as soon as we get home.
The e-book is finished, and I am just looking over the proof now. And if everything works properly, it will be available for downloading starting tomorrow.
I had intended to send this out sooner, but I decided not to make it available before the book shipped, so everyone could get it around the same time.
You will get an email with a password for the download, so please make sure the email you used to buy the e-book on Kickstarter or Paypal is correct, and that we don’t wind up in your spam folder.
Also, the e-book will be available on Amazon shortly, so if you want it sent to your Kindle, you can do that too. The price for the Kindle version will be the same ($5).
Pins have shipped.
Flasks will be going out today.
Cookies will be sent this week directly from Pinwheel Bakery. I am sending the book, your bonus item and your Regresy cups myself, and those are packed up and ready to go today.
Hellephants will be going out today.
Audio Bonus with Rob Paulsen
The audio track of The Curse of the Vowel Owl, narrated by myself and Rob “Pinky-Yakko-Raphael-Scratchansniff” Paulsen, has been delayed due a family emergency. Rob was able to finish the track last night when he got back into town, bu I’m probably not going to be able to finish producing it before I go.
However it’s more than halfway there and it sounds incredible. I think you’ll really be happy with it. And I’m going to offer the track for sale when I get back so everyone can hear it, and I’ll split the proceeds between Rob’s favorite charity and our own fund.
Look for that to come out the second week of December.
The hand bound version of this book is being made by Pam DeLuca in San Francisco right now. The cover paper is handmade using fibers form my fleece dog caftan and a futon donated by the bass player for the band, CAKE.
This book has always had a projected delivery date on December, and we are right on track. The books should be shipped to me around the 4th of December, so I’ll be able to mail them out as soon as I get home.
This limited edition is sold out, but Pam thinks she may be able to get another 50 copies made. If that happens, I’ll put them up for sale right away, and I’ll post photos so you can see the incredible work she’s famous for.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to finish sending out empty envelopes without postage to the wrong people.