Autographed Copies. A handful of you are requesting signed books, no small feat for an author working behind a pseudonym. But after mulling over my options, I can offer you two. 1) A signed bookplate can be yours at minimal cost, or 2) if you want an actual book that I have actually touched and personalized, the cost will vary depending on your country of origin. (International shipping can be steep!)
First off, a peek at the print edition’s flyleaf and built-in bookplate. (Because forthy really does plan ahead.)
And then there’s this fun detail…
Keep scrolling! My designer created these lovely oval stickers, which should fit neatly over the existing bookplates in your print edition:
Bookplates will be signed and numbered, and there’s room for me to leave a tiny note. I’ll have pictures this coming weekend, which is when I’m expecting a shipment of goodies—envelopes, stickers, bookplates, and one other surprise. ::sly wink::
To preserve your privacy, please email me (don’t leave your personal information in comments). My fandom address is always.forthright at gmail dot com. And here’s what I need from you:
- The name you want on your book/bookplate.
- The name & address I’ll be shipping to. (Post office requires a real first/last name.)
- Payment in the form of an Amazon gift card, sent to the above email address.
I’ll keep your personal details in the strictest confidence. And as soon as all those little extras I ordered from the printer arrive, I’ll begin making regular trips to the post office. ::twinkle::
**If you want a signed print edition from me, it will most definitely not arrive by release day. I’m waiting on that goodie shipment, plus Media Mail requires an additional 7-10 day supply of patience.
How much will this cost, you ask?
- To cover the cost of printing the bookplate stickers & postage, I’m asking $3 for each signed/numbered bookplate sent to addresses in the United States, and $4 for those sent internationally.
- To cover the cost of printing & shipping the paperback edition, I’m asking $20 for books shipped in the United States. International costs will vary depending on postage, so we’ll have to chat about that through via email.
There’s no rush. Think it over. Wait for those pictures before you throw more money my way. (Let’s face it, I’ll only squander it on manga.) Supplies are somewhat limited, but I can restock as needed. Please be patient if that causes delays. (I really have no idea how many of you will want to splurge on extras!)
More pictures #soon
**EDIT** Wow! As of 2/28, I’ve been cleared out. My current stash of print editions are all spoken for. If you’ve already talked to me about print editions, your book will ship very shortly. The rest of you, sit tight. Hopefully, Amazon will get with the program and fulfill all your pre-orders SOON. But of course, if you have your heart set on a signed copy, I did order more. Email me. Just be aware that there may be an additional delay while the printer fills my order. I have plenty of bookplates, so you can request those without any problem (or delay).
**EDIT v.2** As of 3/11, the first book batch is now arriving in readers’ hands (yay!).
Nearly all the books in my re-order from the printer are already spoken for, but I have 3 copies 2 copies 1 copy up for grabs. First come, first served. You juuust missed this round, but if you want to get your name in for the next batch, email me! I have MOAR copies on order. ::twinkle::
**EDIT v.3** As of 3/21, I have sent out another shipment of books for those who’d reserved their copies.
I have 5 copies 4 copies 3 copies 2 copies 1 copy remaining. First come, first served. And they’re all gone again. I’ve sent for more, and you can always reserve one of those copies. Email me.
**EDIT v.4** As of 4/10, I have books in stock.
**EDIT v.5** As of 8/6, I have 2 books left. More should arrive from the printer within the week. Email me.
**EDIT v.6** As of 8/10, I have books in stock.