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Hello my ducks,

Just checking in with my kind-of-bi-weekly/monthly-whenever-I-honestly-have-a-moment update.

The books are here and boy do they look swell! No seriously they look awesome. You guys want to see? Of course you do. ;)

All together in their boxes.
All together in their boxes.
Stacked together.
Stacked together.
And their spines.
And their spines.

 So totally cool right? So you might be asking yourself, "Patrick, why haven't you mailed those books yet? You've had them for weeks now!" What a good question mystery-duck. The answer is quite simple really, I still have more to do.

I don't want to send out any prizes until I know everything but the hardcover copies can be sent out together. I have finished tallying, organizing and laying out the bookmarks and have begun the process of printing and laminating them. Once those are done and the ebook is finally settled (more on that in a second) I'll begin shipping. Again I'm sorry my initial time estimates were so off everyone, but how was I supposed to know how long it would take to publish a book? I've never done it before. But don't worry everything will be on its way in due time.

Now, about those ebooks. I've got most of the glitches figured out (I finally figured out how to anchor the images into the text so they don't end up in random spots) but there are still a few problems. The first is inserting the Table of Contents and having all the hyperlinks actually work. But thats really only a problem for the Apple and Kindle copies, Nook is cool and makes contents for you anyways. There's also the issue with missing or changed fonts on export. They show up fine on my computer but when I upload them to Nook they all change on me. Finally the ebook publisher I've been using has major issues with my epub file, and I'd really rather not transfer everything back to Microsoft word. 

Oh and if anyone knows how to upload a .MOBI to the Kindle app I'd greatly appreciate the help. Amazon what are you doing with your book app? Get your shit together. haha. Anyways I hope i can figure it out.

Oh, and speaking of the hardcover copies I figured you should know their status too. I don't know if I mentioned my decision to switch to stab binding instead of the more traditional coptic stitching for the books, but I've decided to go with a stab binding for greater simplicity and ease of construction. Plus now I can make great use of cool colored threads and intricate stitches. The problem lies not in the stitching or binding, but in finding a way to print the signatures without a cover in a large enough quantity to use. I'm currently looking into more local printing options.

But overall we're making some good progress on everything. You should all see packages in your mailboxes very soon.

Till next time my ducks!

~Patrick

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Patrick Harrison
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Patrick Harrison is a Maine based aspiring Young Adult Author and Illustrator with his own self-published novel “Quiet Courage” (sundast.tumblr.com/home). After receiving his Bachelors in Fine Arts from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH he returned to his home state of Maine to help further his ideals of expression in all its forms. Under the tutelage of some of the strongest names in illustration including Jerry LoFaro, Polly Becker, and Children’s book illustrator Jill Weber he harnessed the skills and techniques necessary to create illustrative and unique works of fantasy. Find his most recent work here and on his website below!
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WICKED-ZOEYGIRL Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well here's an old face I haven't seen in yonks. Glad to see you still knocking around. I want to say, your art has improved TREMENDOUSLY!
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Evendar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well thank you. That's what four years of school will get you. :) Yeah I'm still around and kicking I just had to take some time off to finish school. But now I'm done and ready to get back in the game, so to speak. :P You seem to be doing well for yourself.
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WICKED-ZOEYGIRL Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just got hauled back into RP actually. Went back and read over some of our shenanegans on Evergen. It was like looking into a different life honestly. Quite surreal.
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Evendar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I feel as if I should do that, look through all those old archives. It seriously feels like a lifetime ago now. I'm just neck thick in my novel that I really don't have time for anything else. It's kind of taken over my life. Literally lol. I've tried like five times to get back into some form of RP, but every time I do I'm going strong for like two weeks and then I get sucked back into other stuff. Who hauled you back? xP
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Britt315 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional
Thanks so much for the watch!!:hug: it really means so much to me!!:aww:
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Evendar Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
you are so welcome! You're artwork is so light and free, it's a pleasure to have you on my watchlist. :)
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dyhstopia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Tagged you~
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Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

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MorganLeFay14 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009   Writer
Thanks for the fave~!
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