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Re: "Tourmaline" - The Book
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 11:09:54 am »
I have it all in camera ready print-ready format now, and managed to get it trimmed to 344 pages through creative use of margins.

Unfortunately, however, I have had a rather poor sales showing on the print book and will have to severely restrict the number of print copies in the first run simply due to a lack of sales.  And I do mean severely.

If anyone is waiting for the book to be printed before buying it, now would be the time, because the number of paid pre-orders will determine the size of the print run.  And it's silly to print only 10.
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Re: "Tourmaline" - The Book
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2010, 01:17:26 pm »
I have it all in camera ready print-ready format now, and managed to get it trimmed to 344 pages through creative use of margins.

Unfortunately, however, I have had a rather poor sales showing on the print book and will have to severely restrict the number of print copies in the first run simply due to a lack of sales.  And I do mean severely.

If anyone is waiting for the book to be printed before buying it, now would be the time, because the number of paid pre-orders will determine the size of the print run.  And it's silly to print only 10.

344 pages, that's still a very nice number!

I love reading 'big' books.  :)

Sorry to hear about the poor sales, it ain't right.  :-\
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Re: "Tourmaline" - The Book
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2010, 10:01:51 pm »
344 pages, that's still a very nice number!

I love reading 'big' books.  :)

Sorry to hear about the poor sales, it ain't right.  :-\

I know, I know.  At this point I have to decide if I am really going to make a 10 copy press run or not.  I need to print books for those who have bought them, but since no one has really said anything about it in the fandom, and I am not going to go around blowing my own horn, then very few people know about it.
“Mr. Coyote always gets me good, boy,”  Ellery said, winking.  “Almost forgot what life was like before I got me my own personal coyote.”


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Re: "Tourmaline" - The Book
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2010, 09:54:50 am »
Okay I am making a 50 copy press run.

I'm toying with the idea of making 10 hardcovers as well.  But those COST $25 to print.  So I'm going to hold off for now.  And it is going to press FRIDAY.
“Mr. Coyote always gets me good, boy,”  Ellery said, winking.  “Almost forgot what life was like before I got me my own personal coyote.”


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Re: "Tourmaline" - The Book
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2010, 12:45:24 pm »
Here are the covers!  This thing is going to press today.

“Mr. Coyote always gets me good, boy,”  Ellery said, winking.  “Almost forgot what life was like before I got me my own personal coyote.”


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Re: "Tourmaline" - The Book
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2010, 12:57:24 am »
And "Tourmaline" has gone to press with a limited press run for those who have preordered it.

For everyone else, there's the Order Page!

http://www.zebratta.com/Books/preorderpage.html
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Re: "Tourmaline" - The Book
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2010, 10:25:40 pm »
The Book has Shipped!!! yay!

And me at work at 8:30 p.m.  *groan*
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Re: "Tourmaline" - The Book
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2010, 10:54:00 am »
The books are in my hot (literally feverish) little hands, and look marvellous.  I'm going to be autographing them and shipping them today, priority mail.

I've got a couple of more copies for people who haven't yet bought it, in this press run.  And as soon as I've got another 10 sales I'm going to run 10 more!  hee.
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Re: "Tourmaline" - The Book
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2010, 12:09:30 pm »
Congratulations, Louise! The covers look fabulous!
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Re: "Tourmaline" - The Book
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2010, 04:28:06 pm »
Congratulations, Louise! The covers look fabulous!

yeah but you didn't get one Jeff....!  Unless I don't recognize your name? hahah. O.o.!!!
“Mr. Coyote always gets me good, boy,”  Ellery said, winking.  “Almost forgot what life was like before I got me my own personal coyote.”