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    Little PS love for our own BJF:

    Walking with Ghost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Little PS love for our own BJF:

    Walking with Ghost
    I think I've read most of these stories in various places and loved them, so I am really excited for one book collecting them all!!! Plus the story notes will be new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    I think I've read most of these stories in various places and loved them, so I am really excited for one book collecting them all!!! Plus the story notes will be new!
    I enjoy Brian's writing as well. Looking forward to it!

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    Received the limited in the mail. I could not for the life of me remember what I had purchased from PS when I got the box. Very pleased to have this, October is shaping up well so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Received the limited in the mail. I could not for the life of me remember what I had purchased from PS when I got the box. Very pleased to have this, October is shaping up well so far.
    I received a shipping notice from them. I was trying to figure out what I ordered too. I ordered the limited too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Br!an View Post
    I received a shipping notice from them. I was trying to figure out what I ordered too. I ordered the limited too.
    You received a shipping notice from PS Publishing? I have never received a shipping notice, the package just shows up one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    You received a shipping notice from PS Publishing? I have never received a shipping notice, the package just shows up one day.
    It's not really a shipping notice. It's titled, "Your order is being dispatched." It doesn't actually include any details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Br!an View Post
    It's not really a shipping notice. It's titled, "Your order is being dispatched." It doesn't actually include any details.
    That is more than I have ever received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    That is more than I have ever received.
    They aren't very good about it.

    I have received an Order Update before with the message that my "order status has been updated to... DISPATCHED." That was in June. That email contained an order number. So I could go on the web site and look up the order.

    The newer email is generic. It could be sent to anyone since it contains no details.

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    I don't believe that I've ever received any e-mails from PSP other than "thanks for your order." (When I moved three years ago, they never ever even acknowledged my change of address request.)

    There are two ways I know my order has been shipped - or at least that it's on the way:

    1. Here. People further east get their books first.
    2. When I come home and there's a box.

    SubPress used to be about the same - now they at least send an "order #xxxxx has been shipped" and I can look in my e-mails and find out what that order was.

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    Yep, same with me.

    No email, just a box, with a beautiful slipcased book. Very nice Brian.

    I seem to be collecting quite a few PS books over the last few years.

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    I'm guessing these will come a little later for the Patreon supporters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I'm guessing these will come a little later for the Patreon supporters?
    Trade hardcovers (signed!) will ship this month! I still haven't seen a limited edition yet, so whenever I get those (hopefully also this month?), they will be queued up to ship as well!
    Brian James Freeman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    Trade hardcovers (signed!) will ship this month! I still haven't seen a limited edition yet, so whenever I get those (hopefully also this month?), they will be queued up to ship as well!
    Thanks, Brian. I figured maybe everything would ship at once to maybe save ya on overhead cost as far as your Patreon campaign. I personally wouldn't have a problem with that as it saves cost that could be used towards future projects. The USPS isn't exactly giving away postage these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    The USPS isn't exactly giving away postage these days.
    I checked the CD postage account a while back and we were at something like $1,750,000 in postage purchased since we created that account... Kind of mind blowing even though I see all the packages going out the door!

    (And that doesn't include the UPS and Fed-Ex bills, which would be quite a bit, too. For a long time we shipped WAY more via UPS and then added in the Fed-Ex option when they gave us a more reasonable price chart for our customers...)

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    Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    I checked the CD postage account a while back and we were at something like $1,750,000 in postage purchased since we created that account... Kind of mind blowing even though I see all the packages going out the door!

    (And that doesn't include the UPS and Fed-Ex bills, which would be quite a bit, too. For a long time we shipped WAY more via UPS and then added in the Fed-Ex option when they gave us a more reasonable price chart for our customers...)

    Brian
    That is a huge number to take in with just USPS postage alone! At least when a purchase is made through CD, the postage is covered by the customer. With your Patreon campaign, I guess that's all figured in at the support levels. I'd still think it'd get very expensive, very fast. Is Rich taking it out of your paychecks lol. Seriously though, and without knowing all the ends and outs, maybe a vote could be brought forward to the Patreon supports on how best to help you save on shipping cost. Obviously we're there to support you and, to me, that definitely falls under that headline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    That is a huge number to take in with just USPS postage alone! At least when a purchase is made through CD, the postage is covered by the customer.
    Yep, although for a long time, we were really bad at asking for the correct amount... we just hated how expensive it was, so we undercharged for many many years... now our site pulls from a shipping table that USPS runs on their server and everything is based on weight, location, etc. Postage was just getting too expensive to keep undercharging, unfortunately.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    With your Patreon campaign, I guess that's all figured in at the support levels. I'd still think it'd get very expensive, very fast. Is Rich taking it out of your paychecks lol. Seriously though, and without knowing all the ends and outs, maybe a vote could be brought forward to the Patreon supports on how best to help you save on shipping cost. Obviously we're there to support you and, to me, that definitely falls under that headline.
    Sometimes I'm shipping from my house and sometimes I ship from the CD warehouse, with Richard's blessing. He has never said "no" if I ask to ship my stuff from our own warehouse, but I do try to be respectful of how I use company resources, so there is some combining of shipments and the such. This month, I believe some supporters are getting 3 or even 4 books!

    All of you rock. I say this on Patreon and I really mean it: the support I've received there has completely changed my plans and goals for my writing (in a good way), and completely reinvigorated me as a writer... I feel like that 12 year old kid again who had NO idea how the publishing world works and was just having a hell of a time at his Brother WordProcessor... Only now I do know how publishing works, but that doesn't matter because I have a group of people to write for who also don't care about the "rules" of the business! It's been a life changer... Many, many thanks again!

    Brian
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    Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
    Books to Benefit: http://www.BooksToBenefit.com
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    I hear ya regarding the postage. No one likes it but, like ya said, you guys are still running a business and ya can't afford to just give it away.

    That's really cool of Rich as far as the shipping, how you are using it, and to not overstep. It's awesome to hear that you're so excited about writing again as we are to read it! And you're right about the business mumbo jumbo. Just keep filling up our shelves! I was also very excited to learn that level 7 will be receiving the Czech edition of Halloween Children! Thank you as well for all that you give back to us!

    Sorry for the hijack folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I hear ya regarding the postage. No one likes it but, like ya said, you guys are still running a business and ya can't afford to just give it away.

    That's really cool of Rich as far as the shipping, how you are using it, and to not overstep. It's awesome to hear that you're so excited about writing again as we are to read it! And you're right about the business mumbo jumbo. Just keep filling up our shelves! I was also very excited to learn that level 7 will be receiving the Czech edition of Halloween Children! Thank you as well for all that you give back to us!

    Sorry for the hijack folks!
    I'm really happy I was able to secure enough copies for Level 7 to get it! I love foreign editions of all kinds of books even though I obviously cannot read them. I can't really explain why! Maybe just something about how stories can be so universal...

    But what I'm trying to do with these upcoming foreign editions of my work is I trade a little of my author payment to buy enough copies for the Level 7 people, too, since I usually only get one copy! (Plus I buy a few for myself because how often do I see my work in these languages, right??)

    Thanks again for your support!
    Brian James Freeman
    brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

    Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.cemeterydance.com
    Books to Benefit: http://www.BooksToBenefit.com
    Lonely Road Books: http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com
    My Official Writing Website: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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    That's why I bought a bookcase just for my BJF patreon books! Currently has about half a shelf full. Looking forward to getting the next box! I'm one of the ones looking forward to reading whatever you write.

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