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Signups Are Open!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:36 am
by zemming
Hey everyone,
Signups are open :pinkiehappy: , but please read this whole post before going to the form.

Just so you have an understanding of our timeline, here's what's going to happen. Signups will be open until May 4th. After that, well start taking payments hopefully around May 9th. We have files we could send to the printer, but we're going to take the rest of April to go through the books and clean up small stuff like the widows and orphans and whatnot.
My winter semester is nearing an end, and I have have finals coming up rather soon, so in the event I need more time to finish the formatting, or we need more time to set up the payment processing, or whatever, we'll just leave signups and/or payments open for a little longer.


As with the previous printing, by signing up, you agree to pay for the books when we start collecting payments. Just to make things run smoothly, we would really like everyone to pay via credit card, however, we understand not everyone has a credit card. So there is an “other” option on the signup sheet. If you select the other option, but do not email FOEPrintProject@gmail.com regarding your situation, you will be dropped from the list. Although we want as many people to be able to get the books, we can't spend the time catering to everyone's individual situation. I know in the US you can purchase Visa gift cards that act as a credit card. That would be the easiest way to pay if you don't have a credit card. Just a reminder, as long as it has a Visa or Mastercard logo on it, even if it's a debit card, you should be fine.

Just so you know, we will not be using PayPal, we are developing a custom solution to accept payments.



As for the actual books, if you haven't been following the threads, I'll just give a quick breakdown. We have completely reformatted Fallout Equestria into two books, which brings the cost down nicely compared to the original printing. Right now, we are not including chapter artwork, however, we do have an artist working on new chapter art. Depending on how much time we have and whatnot, there is a chance we will include it, but for the sake of ordering, don't count on it.

As for the cost, our estimates are based off of around 800 people signing up, which should be reasonable, but do note, the cost will change depending on how many people sign up.

The books will be about $40
Shipping Estimates:
For US: ~$10, so the total will be ~$50
Canada: ~$40, so the total will be ~$80
International: ~$55, so the total will be ~$95


So without further ado, go ahead and signup at http://book.fallout-equestria.com/signup/ (if that doesn't work, the direct link is http://goo.gl/PvymIq)
If you have any questions, post them here, the IRC channel, or email FOEPrintProject@gmail.com. My personal email is zemming@zemming.org if you need to get in contact with me specifically. :twilightsmile:


EDIT: If you want a confirmation that you are on the signup list, please post over in the signup confirmations thread.
EDIT 2: April 14th between around 1520 and 1540 GMT-0400 our spreadsheet containing the responses became unavailable. After regaining access, we noticed there were no signups listed during that time period. Although it is not unusual to have a 20 minute gap between signups, it does cause some concern that if you signed up during those 20 minutes, it may not have been recorded. If you are unsure and would like confirmation, please please post over in the signup confirmations thread. Thank you.

Re: Signups Are Open!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:41 am
by Queen of the Spectra
OH MY GOD YES! FINALLY! :pinkiebounce:

Re: Signups Are Open!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:43 am
by sorathecrow
Obviously Woona is best pone. C'mon son.

Re: Signups Are Open!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:03 am
by Nerevar
Only two books and no chapter artwork? Eugh. I was really looking forward to buying something nice, not some slimmed and cut down version. I can already (and have) read the story online. That's not the point. Having the books printed, on my shelf, as something to hold and have is what's so appealing here. I was wanting the editions we've already seen, not this.

Will there maybe be a print done later on that's higher quality? :unsuresweetie:

Re: Signups Are Open!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:05 am
by Worldenterer
I'm so psyched! I'm so glad I got the signup done. However, is there a way I can see a list or get confirmation that my signup went through?

Re: Signups Are Open!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:06 am
by sorathecrow
Nerevar wrote:Only two books and no chapter artwork? Eugh. I was really looking forward to buying something nice, not slimmed and cut down versions. I can already (and have) read the story online. That's not the point. Having the books printed, on my shelf, as something to hold and have is what's so appealing here. I was wanting the editions we've already seen, not this.

Will there maybe be a print done later on that's higher quality? :unsuresweetie:


If I may relink something they posted on IRC, here's a sample of the formatting. Imo, it looks fine to me. It's just a lot more space-efficient than the old version, which is why it takes fewer covers to bind the whole thing. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9g7yXV ... N1N2s/edit

Re: Signups Are Open!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:28 am
by yetanothername
Worldenterer wrote:I'm so psyched! I'm so glad I got the signup done. However, is there a way I can see a list or get confirmation that my signup went through?


Can you please PM me your email so I can confirm you?

Re: Signups Are Open!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:09 pm
by BruinsBrony
May I get confirmation as well? I'm just nervous because I did it via my phone.

Re: Signups Are Open!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:25 pm
by MadMattDog
This was a great thing to come home to. Looking forward to finally getting the book.

Re: Signups Are Open!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:28 pm
by HHammond
Eeeeeeeeeehhh I'm not sure. While I do like the new formatting and I'm pro-2 books if it means a smaller price (which it is, considerably), I'm not sure how I feel about there not being any art work. I think I'm gonna wait and see until we have a more solid idea of the situation. I know it's unlikely but I'm not sure I'm willing to spend this much money on something I'm not 100% about.

Can I ask: why are you not including the old artwork but are considering adding new? Just out of interest.