I said I’d have all the internationally-bound GameSpite Vol. 1 paperbacks in the mail no later than today, and by golly I meant it. It took five hours of envelope-stuffing, cramped writing on tiny customs forms, three round trips on foot carrying bags of books to the post office half a mile away, and standing in line for much too long, but it is finished. All paperback books are in the mail, including the ones from the remnant batch I put up for grabs recently. I also found a cache of domestic-destination paperbacks that had somehow gotten mixed in with the international books, and those have been mailed as well.
I still need to work through a few dozen hardbound copies that must be inscribed before mailing, but the end is in sight. Then I can start thinking about the next book. Actually, I’m already thinking about it. If all goes according to plan, I’ll probably have that together in May or thereabouts; I don’t think it will be precisely what people expect. And as I’ve mentioned, the next volume will go much more smoothly for me and for everyone else, since I’ll have the books disbursed directly from the publisher instead of serving as some sort of overworked idiot middleman. Give it a try now — the new button in the right column will let you buy a paperback edition of Vol. 1. (They’re $23, but that does not include tax and shipping.)
Now to get to work on sketches and inscriptions…just as soon as my hand uncramps from those customs forms.