So… more than a few of you would like to know exactly when pre-orders for Schlock Mercenary: The Tub of Happiness will open. Here are enumerated tidbits for you.
- I’m putting a stake in the ground and saying “Next Thursday, September 20th, at 10am Eastern Time.” That gives you a week to plan, right?
- If you are coming to Mountain-Con or Small Press Expo, you can place your pre-order there, including a pre-order for a sketch edition.
- If you’ve got a really good excuse for why you can’t order a sketch edition inside a 24-hour window next Thursday, email howard.tayler or sandra.tayler at our gmail accounts, and we’ll try to find a way to accomodate you.
Let the deluge of email begin…
12 thoughts on “Pre-Orders open on Thursday, September 20th…”
So sketch editions can only be ordered during the Thursday-Friday window next week, unless one attends either of the cons?
That’s the current plan, yes. If you need an exception, please email us.
Since I hope to be attending the Small Press Expo, I don’t think so. My first con!
YAY! My favorite ever blob in book form! *hearts float around head* Complete with plasma-splashy goodness…
Ooh! Ooh! Pre-orders, yay!
Timezone wise, what are you in compared to GMT? I think Eastern is GMT -5? Need to know this so I can coordinate my shopping for the right time. 🙂
Eastern is GMT-5, yes. If you’re in Western Europe, the pre-orders will open midafternoon, at 2:00pm, 3:00pm, or 4:00pm.
Nope, Australia (GMT +10). This means that as far as I can tell, orders open for me at 1:00am the next morning (Friday the 21st). Simply means that I’ll buy first thing in the morning.
Sketch editions are available for the full 24 hours aren’t they? Not a limited number? I wouldn’t want my two existing sketch editions to feel in any way superior to a non-sketch edition of Schlock Mercenary: The Tub of Happiness, now would I? 🙂
Thanks for your work. It’s wonderful, and definitely worth the international postage (and more).
Yes, sketch editions are available for the full 24 hours. They are also not going to be limited to 1 per customer — they make great gifts, after all.
One more thing: Daylight Savings is in effect here. I’ll be opening pre-orders at 8:00am local time, and that’s currently GMT-6 (it changes to -7 in October). 10am Eastern is GMT-4, or 2:00pm.
So, the easy answer is that I’ll check before I go to bed on Thursday, and if they aren’t open yet I’ll do it first thing when I get up Friday. Got it!
I hate dealing with timezones. I confused, and am going to bed (it’s 1:00am here, which might explain why).
Thank goodness that’s my day off.
Yes, that’s right, I’m going to finally get a sketch edition! (Besides, I’m no longer a student and earning-ish now, and quite frankly, I think I deserve a most wonderful treat).
Does “I’m broke now, and I don’t get paid until the 30th” qualify as a good excuse?
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