Two weeks ago we honestly didn't know if our fans would want ebooks of our collections and/or adorable little USB drives shaped like card catalog drawers. Now we know you do! In the second week our Unshelved Goes Digital Kickstarter passed 700 backers and our fourth stretch goal. As a result we will make an eOmnibus of Unshelved Book Club strips, featuring over 400 book talks in comic strip form.
There are now less than two weeks left before our campaign ends. At this writing we are teetering on the edge of our next stretch goal, $30k, wherein we will release ebooks Read Responsibly and Frequently Asked Questions to libraries to circulate to their patrons absolutely free, making a total of six Unshelved ebooks we will be donating to libraries. This is especially exciting because Read Responsibly is currently out of print, and thus unavailable to libraries who didn't order it the first time around.
Next up is my personal favorite stretch goal. At $35k Gene and I will record authors commentary for our first five collections. Anyone who knows us will tell you that when Gene and I get together we bicker like an old married couple. It's not a schtick. We really disagree about almost everything. The fact that our points of view and senses of humor are so different is the special sauce behind Unshelved, and, while it makes collaborating a little painful at times, we're told it's pretty funny to watch. So our plan is to read through our collections together, one page at a time, talking about our strips. You can expect us to forget that we ever wrote some of them, disagree about who wrote the funniest lines, worry out loud that our best work is behind us, and just generally have a good time together reminiscing about arguments past. We'll release these commentaries to backers one book's worth at a time. You can read along with them, getting a glimpse into our creative process, and hopefully having quite a few laughs as well.
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October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)
November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)
November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)
Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)
March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)
April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)
June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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