The last step!
18 days 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:
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!
about 2 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
Today is the day!
5 months ago
– Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 01:23:44 AM
I’ll go live on Benny Pointer’s Facebook page this afternoon (http://Facebook.com/Benny.Pointer) when the books arrive. Since it’s a public page, you shouldn’t need a Facebook account to view it.
Packing party/performance/potluck will be Mar 2nd. If you’re in the area and want to help, I’ll give you one with a white cover as a thank-you. Message me for more details on that.
I’ll ship them out shortly thereafter. Thank you so much for your patience. I can’t wait for you to have yours!
P.S. printed a few extras that may be available here http://is.gd/TheBennyBook
P.P.S. If you have friends who might find solace in the story, you can always share the original post here: http://is.gd/TheBennyPost