HEY, HEY, CONTRIBUTORS. READ THIS.
The following contributors have not, to my knowledge, either placed an order or reserved one due to extenuating circumstances.
Yo-Chaosangel @ dA
Gobeur @ dA
Unconsciousargentine @ dA
Marcelo Souto @ dA
Yasu-Aibu @ dAgrey_athena
There are, at present, 15
copies remaining and 11
outstanding contributors. If anyone
knows how to get in touch with even one of these people, please do ASAP. Among the other problems dontdiefox
left me when she vanished from the project, I don't actually have a stable contact list.
:\ This has caused more problems than you might imagine. (I've tried PMs for many of them, to no response.)ABOUT (SLIGHT) PRICE INCREASES AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Recent customers may have noticed that the price of the book has been raised from $11.76 to $12.00. There are two main reasons for this:
1. To reduce the chance of error (over 50%
have submitted inaccurate payments).
2. To begin compensating for unanticipated expenses.
These expenses largely come from underestimating the weight of packages (and is part of the reason I no longer offer to send the books First Class either). Shipping paperback books without ample protection is a risk, and I'd much rather your book arrive safely than forty cents cheaper. The thing is, those forty cents, twenty cents, dollars, two dollars here or there all slowly add up, as does the purchasing of more packaging supplies, more trips to the post office, the Paypal fees on microtransactions, etc. As it is, even with the additional $0.24 tacked on to each order, I'm still running at a deficit and I may have to ask for donations to help cover the remaining debt at the end of sales. (And no, that's not to guilt trip anyone, but I also believe in full transparency, so, there you have it.) So, while the $12.00 book price seems like a mark-up, it really isn't.
tl;dr spare a girl a quarter or few and I won't be working off the expense of shipping these well after Peace Walker
comes out.READ THIS ABOUT THE UNFREEZING OF GENERAL ORDERS
After determining the plausibility of a second print run (and finding it is not, in fact, very plausible at all, not without nearly doubling the price for customers), I have decided to reopen orders for the Fanbook to non-contributors EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, 16 DECEMBER, 00:00 PST.
That means contributors have until that time to take advantage of the current ordering freeze to have priority for one of the remaining copies.
When I froze non-contributor orders, a few people approached me asking whether they'd have a shot at obtaining one of the remaining copies. The most I was able to do was offer to place them on a waiting list. The three names on that list --ozzyopolis
-- will therefore be given 24-hour priority processing once general orders reopen.AFTER THAT TIME, ALL REMAINING COPIES ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
Please remember that remaining quantities are extremely
limited. When these are gone, there won't be any more!
I'd like to thank everyone again for their patience. I'm quite frankly amazed at this level of response to the Fanbook and I'm deeply honored for all the support you've shown for both me and our contributors. As promised, a full-resolution .pdf will be released as soon as copies sell out.