The moment you have been waiting for all summer—other than the Draftageddon horses I mean—is near at hand. The books are printed, and I had a few boxes rush-shipped to me for those who chose a pickup option. The rest of the unsigned Kickstarter orders will be mailed out next week—I am giving them all the addresses on Monday, and then the vigils can begin.
If You Bought a Copy Through Our Kickstarter and chose "Pick-Up in Ann Arbor"
Matt Demorest from HomeSure Lending and I plan on being right there^ about 4:30 p.m. this Monday, July 23 and hanging until 9:00 p.m. or thereabouts. I'll check off your books, Matt is buying a round, and here's a reminder that if you're buying or refinancing a house, he's the guy. Wolverine State Brewing is at 2019 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 behind the Advanced Auto Parts. Come in the front door and we should be at that table there. Stick around for a beer and Trivia Night if you want, or just come in and grab your copy. Please bring your Kickstarter order # and some form of ID.
If You Bought a Copy Through Our Kickstarter and chose "Pick-Up in Southfield"
Gordon Fall of New York Life Insurance is hosting a pickup location at his office. He'll have the books all day so stop by on your way to work or on your way home from it. Also if you're a mortal human being who's responsible for the welfare of other human beings, you probably should talk to Gordon about making sure they're okay if you're suddenly not. I also recommend doing that before reading the opponent previews.
Address is 27777 Franklin Rd in Southfield. This is the large glass tower topped by a green Citizens Bank sign on all four sides.
- If you're coming from the west, get off of 696 at American Drive, take a left, and the first two turns into parking lots on the right side of the road turn into the building.
- If you're coming from the south or east, get off on Northwestern Highway from 696 or 10, do a u-turn to turn onto Beck going south, turn left onto Franklin, and follow that into the building.
- If you're coming from the local area, the building is off of Franklin Road, just south of 696. The building is just west of Telegraph, and just south of 696.
Enter and you'll see Gordon set up at a table by Starbucks in the open area downstairs.
If You Bought a Copy Through Our Kickstarter and Now You're Wishing You Chose to Pick It Up this Monday Rather Than Wait Some Weeks for the Mail
I have extra copies that were sent because some people chose pickup by accident. Email me by Sunday and let me know if you want to do that. I plan on going through those emails Sunday evening.
If You Ordered from Our Kickstarter and Are Waiting to Commence Your Mailbox Vigil
The printer will get your addresses Monday. From there it'll take some time to get 3000 envelopes addressed and stuffed and mailed. It's a mail house that's doing all that, not me. You don't want me doing that. You can check your order status here on the handy-dandy spreadsheet here:
It requires that you find your Kickstarter order# so I don't put everyone's personal information out there. Instructions are at the link for finding your Kickstarter #.
If everything's on the up-and-up give it at least until August 10th before contacting me. Most books come in a timely manner, but with that many there are bound to be stragglers. Might want to add an umbrella to that chair just in case.
If I don't have your address (link takes you to the list of shame) by now, your book will probably be delayed. There are still 40 backers who haven't taken the survey or gotten me their address somehow. If you didn't fill out the survey THIS YEAR (or order a t-shirt) I don't have your address. I don't have the address for your credit card—that stays between you and Kickstarter. If you've been getting emails from me lately, you need to get me your address.
If You Missed the Kickstarter and Want a Hardcopy
We have the book on pre-order from the MGoBlog Store, via Underground Printing. A pallet of copies will be arriving there late next week, and they'll start shipping out those pre-orders then. Pay no attention to the late "Ships by" date because we were managing expectations.
It will also be available in a few select stores, hopefully by late next week. For sure we'll be in Underground Printing and the Bo Store, the MDen, Literati, and Nicola's Books. I'll post an official annoucemen.t
If You Missed the Kickstarter and Want a Digital (PDF) Copy
Those are now on sale as well from the MGoStore. It's $10.00 and for special this year I made the table of contents interactive so you can get around it easier.
If You are Like Me and Want to Read Everything on a Kindle
We have a Kindle Edition. It has fewer photos and some of the articles have been restored to their original length. This was not available to Kickstarter backers because getting a free copy onto everyone's devices is too much to troubleshoot. One day when Amazon makes it easier to do that we'll have a Kindle Version option on the Kickstarter, but not This day.
If You Prefer to Read iBooks
I still don't know how to get the book on iBooks. I'm figuring it out slowly. For now go back to sending Animojis to your 3-year-old niece and I'll let you know if I have any luck.