The Benny Book

Created by John Pointer

Here's where you can order your own copy of Yesterday Was Weird as well as shirts, small posters, and large prints related to it. Even though this store says "Pre-Order," now that everything is in stock, you'll only be "pre-ordering" by a few seconds.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

ALL ORDERS HAVE SHIPPED and THE BOOK IS ON AMAZON!
4 months ago – Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 11:07:33 PM

That's right, at long last, every Kickstarter Reward and Pre-Order has been shipped and the book is on Amazon! 

  •  Would you please take a moment to visit the page and write a review? I'd love to see what number you got! Please post that as a picture or video. By the way, pics and videos really turbocharge a book's climb up Amazon's ranking scale, so these pictures will be both fun and useful!
  • Because any book on Amazon is like a digital needle in a world-wide electronic haystack, these reviews are the simplest, most precious and effective thing you can do to help other people find it.  
  • The book is currently ranked #1,354,907 out of all books on Amazon, #157,557 in Health, Fitness & Dieting (... I have no idea why), and #5,896 in Death & Grief.
The Paw-Stamped Version is Available at Amazon.com!
The Paw-Stamped Version is Available at Amazon.com!

========================================================================

Very Important: If you believe you ordered a book but didn't get yours, PLEASE contact me: info@probenepress.com. There are still 25 people who never gave me their address, so I don't know where to send their orders.

========================================================================

Finally, let's talk briefly about the Amazon Store vs TheBennyBook.com:

  •  The Amazon Store will only allow me to post one book per ISBN number, so the one I have listed is the most popular choice of all the pre-orders: Paw-Stamped. 
  •  All three versions (plain, paw-stamped, and stamped & signed) are still available at TheBennyBook.com 
  •  The advantage of buying through the Amazon Store is that it will help the book rise in search results and ranking, so if you want a paw-stamped version, please order it through Amazon.
  •  Both the Amazon Store and TheBennyBook.com shipments come from the same boxes in the same place. If you want anything other than the paw-stamped version, order it from TheBennyBook.com and it'll get the same shipping treatment and speed as the books ordered through Amazon.
  •  The Amazon Store would *not* accept any of the other related merchandise without my having to buy UPC codes for each variation. It would cost me $2500 up front plus $500/year to get my own UPC code for use on Amazon. I can't do that, so for now...
  •  The surplus shirts, posters, gallery prints, and WWBD wristbands are all available at TheBennyBook.com, *not* the Amazon Store. 

As always, thank you so much for your interest, encouragement, and support in bringing Benny's Book to life! I'll be right here for you, so contact me anytime.

Sincerely,

John (AKA Benny's Person)

The last step!
5 months ago – Sat, Jun 29, 2019 at 12:41:00 AM

As always, the fullest updates are over on Benny's Facebook page (http://facebook.com/benny.pointer) and you can also join the closed discussion group called Yesterday Was Weird - The Benny Book at https://www.facebook.com/groups/416343722447443

But here's the big news: I am finally actively shipping the international orders!!!

Thank you all for your patience. This has been a crazy ride!

Once those are all shipped – likely Monday, June 30th – I'll stock the Amazon store and start selling the last few copies of the first edition here: 

https://www.amazon.com/Yesterday-Weird-Benny-Pointer-Person/dp/0999687107

If you've already gotten your copy, please feel free to leave a review. It will help a lot!

Thanks again to all the backers. I could not have done it without you!

Update Summary!
6 months ago – Sun, May 26, 2019 at 01:30:15 AM

Hi everyone, I've been posting a lot of updates over on Benny's facebook page – https://facebook.com/Benny.Pointer – but wanted to make sure I checked in here in case anyone wasn't getting those.

Here's the latest:

I've been actively shipping since early April, but if you ordered a shirt, yours were delayed. I had some challenges getting the shirts printed, so I started with plain book orders. All of the domestic orders for books without shirts have shipped. Please let me know if you haven't received yours yet.

The Super B shirt design came in a few weeks ago and I shipped most of the domestic orders. I just got the "I Gotcha" design back, so we're shipping those out this weekend. All domestic orders should be in the mail Tuesday or Wednesday of this coming week.

International orders posed an extreme logistical challenge, but it is solved and those orders will begin shipping this week. My first quote for international shipping was $97 per book (!!!). At that price, I considered personally flying the bulk of the international shipments to Australia, the UK, Europe, and Canada, but finally found a deeply discounted rate through Shipstation.com - $17 per book, which is close to the original shipping cost I charged backers - $15. I also get much better pricing on multiple books, so if you ordered 4 books, it won't cost $68 just to ship them.

I signed up for that service almost two weeks ago, but they told me it could take as long as two weeks to activate. I am watching the dashboard for that option to pop up and then I will crank through those orders and the Kickstarter phase of this adventure will officially draw to a close!

If you have any questions at all, please comment here, or better yet, email me: john@johnpointer.com or info@bennypointer.com (I get both in the same place, so there's no functional difference).

I can't thank you enough for all of your patience. This has taken a *very* long time. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, and I wouldn't have gotten through it without your kindness and understanding.

If you're in Austin this week...
9 months ago – Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 10:22:41 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

Here's the video of all the books arriving!!!
9 months ago – Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:16:46 PM

The packing party will be on Mar 2nd! I'll be pre-sorting everything between now and then, and can't WAIT to send these to you! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your patience.