We hope you are all safe and well. This is not an easy time for any of us. Rather than dwell on that right now, we will give you some good news: Anna Ruadh is nearly finished! We are wrapping up some loose ends with the proofreading and layout, and waiting on the completion of illustrations. Read on for some important announcements.
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PUBLICATION AND LAUNCH
We are moving the publication date of Anna Ruadh from June 1 to June 24, 2020 to account for some COVID-19 related production delays. However, we will make every effort to ship book rewards to our backers before that date! Watch your e-mail updates carefully for more information.
We also hope to hold a free live online cèilidh & book launch on June 24, which is a Wednesday. This is the date when we would have been presenting an Anna Ruadh cèilidh for attendees of the L.M. Montgomery Conference at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown. A recording of this event will also be posted online afterward with free access. Watch your updates and our social media for more info.
REWARDS AND PANDEMIC-RELATED DELAYS
We are already hearing about delays in shipping goods in the USA, Canada, the UK, and Japan due to COVID-19 restrictions. When it comes time to print and ship the books, please be aware that there may be a delay with both the printing and the shipping. This could add up to 2 weeks or more of extra time for the books to reach you, beyond what we intended. Unfortunately this situation is beyond our control and we appreciate your patience. Please contact us if you have any concerns about receiving your reward by a special date.
There will be a longer delay with the tote bag reward, again due to circumstances beyond our control. Our tote bag printer is now temporarily closed due to the non-essential business closure order in the state of Kentucky, USA. We wish our supplier well during this difficult time. We will be in touch with our 8 “Worldly Goods” level backers soon about the options, which will be: a) wait to see when the printer can reopen, b) choose a substitute tote bag of smaller size, or c) choose a substitute reward.
We were able to print the notecards locally, so thank-you cards for Green Gables ($25 level) backers will be going out in the mail soon from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
PATRON LIST PROOFREADING – YOUR INPUT NEEDED!
The Patron List PDF proof was recently posted for proofreading by backers at the “Lady Cordelia Fitzgerald” and “Katie Maurice” levels! We have recently sent you an email with a link to download the PDF, and some kind of form where you can let us know any corrections to your name(s). Keep a sharp eye out for this, because it has a VERY SHORT deadline! If you’re afraid of missing it, log into Kickstarter any time and check your messages there.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS? LET US KNOW TODAY!
Has your mailing address changed since last June? Are you expecting a reward? If so, please let us know now! Log into the Kickstarter website TODAY and follow the instructions to change your backer address. Thank you!
That’s all for now. Please keep an eye out for more updates. We can’t wait to share the finished book with you!