I’ll try to keep this short since I know everyone’s schedule is crazy busy as the year winds down, but I wanted to give some project updates for those of you interested in what I’m doing on Patreon!
The Sniper Chapbook
We’re in the home stretch on The Sniper chapbook! All copies have been signed by Richard Chizmar and me, so now it’s a matter of preparing the custom-printed linen envelopes, putting together the shipping list, and packing all of them up to go out the door.
Patreon Stories: Volume Two The printer managed to complete a partial run of the trade paperbacks before they closed for the holidays, and I expect the rest of the paperbacks and the full run of Limited Edition hardcovers in January. The sample copies they sent me turned out great:
For my Patreon supporters on the LetterPress Publications Patreon Levels, your copy will be shipping next week if all goes well. My plan had been for your copies to ship FIRST, and that is the plan for all future books, but I thought up something special at the last second and that something special won’t be here until next week.
Here’s what we’re waiting for: your copy of Revival will be shipped to you in the custom printed shipping boxes I’m having made for VIPs (folks in the business, big name authors I send complimentary copies to, etc). Here’s a mock-up of what they will look like:
I hope this makes the book an even more special addition to your collection.
Thank you again for all of your support! More news to come soon!
I’m very pleased to report that the Limited Edition of Revival by Stephen King, our first publicly available book from LetterPress Publications, is now shipping to retailers! It will take this entire week for me to process all of the retailer orders, and depending on where the retailer is located, it might be a while until they receive their shipment, so please be patient.
In the meantime, I took a few photos of the very first finished copy, and if you click on the image below you can visit a new Photo Gallery for the project over on the LPP website:
The Lettered Edition of Revival is also moving along nicely through production. The latest report from the hand-binder is that they trimmed the finished book blocks, which were then sent out for the custom edge gilding.
I’ll have more news after the holidays including details about our next special project, our next Limited Edition book that will be available to the general public, and some long term plans for the press.
Thank you again for all of your support and enthusiasm!
For those of you interested in “behind the scenes” information about how the publishing business works, I highly recommend you click on this Polish cover artwork below for Revival by Stephen King, which will take you to cover artist Vincent Chong’s blog where he discusses how the cover came to be — and where he also shows off the original and totally different cover artwork that didn’t get used: