Exvulnerum THE PHYSICAL BOOK??

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Friday was publication day, and I've honestly been so exhausted with promoting the book, trying to figure out in stock/out of stock issues, and trying to track other metrics alongside keeping 3x updates going with chapter 21 that I barely have any leftover energy to make a coherent post here about it, lol

The big downer right now is that Amazon US accepted preorders right up until release day, then on release day they suddenly decided to list it as "out of stock" with no ability to order a copy -- even though it's print on demand, so how they're handling it is kind of puzzling to me. I put in a ticket about it with their support team, and my printer also put in a ticket, so hopefully it'll get resolved soon. As of today, it's available for purchase from a 3rd party seller for a really high markup :notokay: 😂 AFAIK all of the preorders will get fulfilled just fine, but their timeline is unclear. I still can't even see a report on how many preorder copies were sold.

This might be my fault for setting the publication date too soon after enabling distribution :shockedamber: You know, I thought it would be okay though since Amazon--not me--decided to take preorders right away. My printer/distributor seems to think the Amazon issue will sort itself out in a few weeks. It just kind of threw my plans for a loop since I was going to use Amazon as my main retail recommendation.

Meanwhile, other retailers seem to be handling things better. Barnes & Noble finally got the cover uploaded onto their listing of the brick, although the description is still missing. But the B&N preorders have already shipped, which is awesome!!! It's also for sale on bookshop.org, thriftbooks, alibris for retail price + shipping, and Blackwells for a $5 higher price but apparently free shipping. It might be on sale elsewhere too but those are the main ones I'm aware of. (For the US market at least. Internationally, things are probably in a similar boat, just with different retailers? I'm not sure.)

I didn't quite realize how complicated this venture would be, selling via retailers I have no control over :backupamber: I can also operate as a point of sale by buying my own inventory and setting up an online store/shipping bricks myself, but it's just not really feasible for me right now, so this is where things stand.

Let me tell you, though, I've sure learned a lot, and I'm excited to continue my journey as a brand new indie publisher! :imabovethat:
 

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i just had a dream where my brick arrived in the mail. i am very sad now that i am awake and there is no brick.
 

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Estimated Delivery May 27th to 07th July on my Bricks. Not a typo, literally includes the whole of June.
 

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Estimated Delivery May 27th to 07th July on my Bricks. Not a typo, literally includes the whole of June.
😮

I still don't have an estimated delivery on my Amazon-ordered brick 😅
 

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for some reason, the brick
apologies for the crispy audio
 

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for some reason, the brick
apologies for the crispy audio
😂 😂 😂 you really got me! Love it. Can I share it in the next comic update or are you not ready for the harrowing rigors of fame?

Turns out everyone who preordered via Barnes & Noble were the smart ones, whereas us Amazon plebeians are still waiting for an estimated delivery date :unimpressedamber: (U.S. at least)
 

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you can totally share that, I'm used to the "harrowing rigors of fame".
 

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I'm going to update as soon as I finish coloring this page which is coincidentally the page I need to upload.
 

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@chaosenjoyer Thanks again for the video! How is the brick? Er, the painful one.
It's excellent! I may or may not have read the entire thing yesterday, and I didn't notice any errors. I also appreciated that the fun facts were werewolves.
 

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It's excellent! I may or may not have read the entire thing yesterday, and I didn't notice any errors. I also appreciated that the fun facts were werewolves.
That's awesome! Thanks again for buying a copy!
 

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As an added bonus, it you also get a really strong bag with a really strong bag strap and carry it everywhere with you, you can make yourself immune to muggers simply by spinning. And as an added added bonus you'll get buff arms and shoulders even if you don't ever meet a mugger ;-)
 

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13 (fitting?) days after the pub date, Amazon US finally shows the brick as In Stock again with the default retail price, free shipping, all that great stuff!!! I'm so excited!!!

Amazon preorders still have not shipped though 🤔 I'm hoping that'll happen tomorrow or very soon...
 

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My Bricks arrived from Amazon while I was away. Earlier than the delivery note they sent me so I wasn't expecting them, but luckily my lovely neighbour took them in :)
 

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My Bricks arrived from Amazon while I was away. Earlier than the delivery note they sent me so I wasn't expecting them, but luckily my lovely neighbour took them in :)
Yay!! Amazon UK looking lively!!

Hope the bricks weigh you down a lot!! :lol:
 
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