A quick update with a few important points of information on shipping and a delightful discount code/present for you…
Boston has been a success! I flew out of Christmas day, landed, and went straight to work. A crew of us prepped books, helped me get signed books bound up, put in the correct envelopes, organized, and in general helped me weave magic. We had anywhere from 4-8 of us working at a time from 11a-9p Friday and 11a-11p on Saturday, and had a small bundle of us going through all the details and double-checking lists on Sunday before the “not official book hangout” in Boston at Diesel Cafe. I has an AMAZING “sweat shop” crew, who were a blast to hang out with, and are a delight to call friends. Add to it a fun time at the Portsmouth Pub Night, and quality 3am conversations with friends… wow.
Monday was the shipping day. 115 packages of signed books went out within the United States, and 72 packages went out internationally for folks with signed/bound books as well as all other international packages. I spent a total of 5 hours at the post office (I brought the crew there muffins). Packages were shipped to 13 countries, many of the books wrapped lovingly in hand-tied jute macrame. Shibari You Can Use (Color Revised Edition) and More Shibari You Can Use are out in the world! Non-signed books are going out shortly, hooray 🙂
Full details on shipping of all of these Indiegogo supporters books can be found over on the Indiegogo website.
Yup! I’ve just been confirmed at teaching at Shibaricon, and to celebrate, I’ve been given permission to give you all a discount code for $15 off the price of registration! just type in MORESHIBARI into the discount field, and it’s yours. Prices go up on January 1st, so if you register ASAP, you save even more money beyond the discount. Shibaricon is a 4-day massive rope bondage conference in Chicago, IL May 22-25, and has massive amounts of rope parties, rope classes, rope vendors, rope enthusiasts… you get the idea. It will be a lot of fun.
WHEN DO THE BOOKS COME OUT???
So, the books go live on Amazon on February 1st, and pre-orders can be taken now. But here is some info about Amazon. Did you know that as an author, I make between 2 and 10 times more money if you order from a publisher directly than from Amazon? And that Amazon freezes those funds for 3 months? Yup, I don’t see January money until May.
If Amazon is the system you use, awesome. BUT… I should have my e-commerce site up in the next week or 2, and you’ll be able to order directly from Mystic Productions Press. Whooo hoo! So stay tuned. If you are chewing at the bit and must must must have books today, drop me an email at lee@ PassionandSoul.com with the subject line “Ordering Books” and we’ll see what we can manage before the site goes live.
So, to summarize:
* Bound books are (mostly) out
* Shibaricon discount is MORESHIBARI for $15 off
* Books go live on Amazon and more on February 1 (including ebooks)
* Support authors directly to help them have a living
Have a fantastic new year!!!
Lots of Love,