Last year, by the time we finally shipped book 1 we’d gone from noobies to veterans. Now we know you can ship a book in the US for under $5, but crossing the border puts it over $20. And don’t go into the post office on Mondays or Fridays. Always carry a copy of the book with you, because when you’ve got boxes full of them people are going to ask. And make sure to say a blessing on every book you sign, that the readers would be inspired, because that’s the most important part!
For book 2, the biggest hiccup was at the post office. We went in on a Saturday morning, the slowest day of the week. But even on a slow day, showing up with a hundred packages is going to gum things up. This time, it wasn’t just the lines of people behind us, but the sticker machine printing the labels starting jamming.
I apologized more than once, but she kept smiling (behind her mask) and said it wasn’t my fault – it gums up when it does a lot at once, she said. It was a chance to tell a few jokes, talk to other patrons wondering what we were up to, and have some father-daughter bonding time. And by that I mean, “Celia, did you skip breakfast? You’re acting tired.” “Dad, you’re always micro-managing me!” “Sorry. But is it just me or are you feeling cranky?” <rolls eyes> I glance at the woman next to me and she smiles and nods in support.
We persisted! And the books are en route. Many of you in Montana might have already received your copy. The rest of you will see them soon.
If, for any reason, we made a mistake or your book doesn’t show up, please let me know. The paperback is on Amazon, and the other versions are coming soon. Digital copies will be sent out this week (I ran into a font glitch that I just figured out last night).
Thanks again for supporting us! This book has come to life because of the support and encouragement of our readers. And now . . . we can start writing book 3 again!