Facebook friends and Kickstarter backers already know this, but at long last, the trade paperback edition of Scheherazade’s Facade has finally escaped into the wild. My lovely colleagues at Circlet Press shipped out the first batch of several dozen copies to U.S. backers early this week, and they’re already starting to reach their destinations. (First confirmed sighting was Terry, the wonderful owner and operator of B&D Comics, here in Roanoke. Or, as my wife refers to her, my crack dealer. (It’s not my fault I have an addiction to comics, and every week, after getting my fix, go outside to shoot up in the parking lot. I mean, read them funny books…))
Here’s what I sent to the Kickstarter backers:
It’s been a long time coming, longest of all for Yours Truly, but we really are in the final stage of fulfillment, and the end is in sight. See? There may have been a few twists, turns, delays and mishaps of chance along the way, but here we are.
I hope you enjoy your books when you get them. I hope that whatever you find in these books resonates with you, makes you happy, makes you think.
Here’s what I do know: the first batch to go out was to American backers. That’s nothing against you lovely, lovely international backers, it was just how the order got structured at the office. They’ve assured me that the rest of the books are slated to go out early next week. Obviously, the shipping will take time depending on how they go out and how much the mail system likes you. (My suggestion: make sacrifices to the Book Faeries.)
We’ll do our very best to stay on top of things, so if you ordered the physical copy and it doesn’t show in a reasonable time, please do get in touch so we can rectify sooner rather than later. (And I promise you, any address changes you sent me were promptly forward to the Circlet office for updating, even if I didn’t remember to reply to you at the time.)
As always, I encourage you to leave comments, ratings, and reviews for Scheherazade’s Facade online. Especially on our Amazon listing, Barnes and Noble, Barnes and Noble Nook, and Goodreads. We could use the love and honest feedback.
(And yes, I welcome and encourage all honest reviews about the quality, content, and style of the anthology. If the stories rock, say so. If they suck, say so. If you would recommend this book to your best friend or your worst enemy, do so. If you have a complaint about the delivery or fulfillment, or if something goes wrong or missing, take that up with me or Circlet directly. Amazon and B&N have nothing to do with shipping backer rewards, that’s a joint effort between Circlet and myself, depending on what aspect of the project you’re looking at.)
Now then, I still have a few details to handle, and more people to nag, so I’ll close out without further ado.