The book: If you have paid in full, and completed the pre-shipment questionnaire, your book is on its way to you. I had originally planned to send them out in batches over the course of a few days, but then I just decided to push through and get it over with.
We bum-rushed a half-dozen different post offices today (because I didn't want to be the dick who was holding up the line forever at one). And it gave me 6 opportunities to use my standard post-office joke. When they ask in regards to whatever I'm sending, "Anything fragile, liquid, or perishable?" I always let my eyes get wide, clench my teeth, act real nervous and say, "Oooohhhh... it's a glass jug of buttermilk... is that going to be a problem?"
What was the biggest mistake I made during the shipping process? Well, according to every post-office lady it was not sending the books media mail. "This is $12 to California! It would have been $3 media mail." I get it. I'm an idiot. I just didn't want to be murdered by people who paid for their books last October and now I'm saving a few bucks cheaping out on postage.
No, my biggest mistake was saying to myself, "For every person that asks that the book be inscribed, I'm going to write something different!" like a dingbat. I ran out of clever things to say after three books then I just sat there staring at each book for 5 minutes. I ended up putting something unique in each one (although there were a few major themes that came up again and again). Also if you put all the inscriptions together my identity is revealed. So someone try and track them all down.
AATKT: If you ordered this individually it will be going out today.
The Jerx App: If you ordered the book, whether you have the app or not, you will be receiving an email Wednesday morning (my time) linking to a URL that describes the app, what it does, how it works, and some new tricks I've been working on with it: A Cute Memory Loss, ScribBold, and Chocolate & Vanilla Twist. What the app does is so simple I can show you in a 5 second gif. But it's also probably one of the most versatile magic apps out there. I know some of you are going to come up with some great ideas for it.
The new version of the app, which includes the main functionality the app was developed for, is a few days to a week away. Those of you book buyers waiting on promo codes should receive them soon after that.
This Site: Taking a day off and returning with a ton of non-book content starting at the end of the week.