Let’s get it on. I’m now taking pre-orders for Scenes From The Coffee House (Volume One). You can order from today right up until December 5th and I’ll be doing a mail-out on December 14th which means everything will be delivered before Christmas. (If you’re new around here, that extra week or so is due to the way I print my books for minimal environmental impact and absolutely zero wastage/storage… blah, blah, blah).
There are two variants available.
(1) the regular softback version that you can find in the store here and
(2) the 100 copy limited edition hardback version of the book which will also feature the short story The Eternity Ring… and you can find that here. All copies will be numbered, signed and dated.
As always, if you click through to the product page in the bookstore, there’s an extract so you can see what you’re getting yourself into and if you’re doing the hardback edition thing and would like a specific number, I’ll do my best to make that happen.
(When I mailed out #1 of The Family Of Noise, I got an email back asking why I wasn’t keeping that one for myself… the answer is that the run actually stops at #99 and my copy is numbered #0. I think my maths is correct.)
Here’s the cover of the softback:
And here’s the cover of the hardback:
…and this is what it would look like if you were to flatten it out:
And just because I could - I wanted to see what would happen if I threw such a thing out into the wild because once upon a time, I would have paid ‘buy a house money’ for a Kiss lunchbox - these Scenes from the Coffee House travel mugs are stupidly expensive at £25 + £3 p&p each but if anybody wants one, they’re in the store as a separate item. I’m sure they could be a lot less expensive than this but printing one at a time has such drawbacks. That said, you can feel mighty noble by taking it into Starbucks with you and not doing the whole plastic cup thing…
If a stack of orders for these happen to come in all at the same time to bring the price down, any profit will be thrown into the Big Bear Rescue jar.