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My Magical World Journal adventure

So, if you have seen me at a con in the last year or so, you might have seen my autograph book. It looks like this:

My Magical World Journal

I love it. Everyone loves it. I've gotten the best comments, sketches, and signatures because of it.

Well, it filled up, as these things will, and for the last month or so, I have been looking for more. Amazon has a "used" copy for sale for $999. That was ridiculous. So I looked online. I found a store that had some. I was ecstatic! So I sent a money order for 5 copies. And waited. And waited. Called last week. They said they'd get back to me...

Called today. The woman was very apologetic for not getting back to me -- new phone system -- but she had bad news. The company had discontinued the whole line, and a check was in the mail for my purchase price. *Sigh*

So I started looking for another source. There were FOREIGN editions available. So I called the company. No, they haven't discontinued the line at all. They just don't have any American/English interest, so they only print foreign language versions. Greek, Czech, Hungarian, I believe are the three that the lovely woman I spoke to mentioned.

I've got one of each on hold for me, because they happened to have them there in the office. I'm putting a money order in the mail tomorrow.

But for curiosity's sake, I asked about an English print run. They have a minimum order of 5,000 copies, which runs about $13-14k. That's actually a pretty good deal. If I had financing,  I could easily sell them I bet. Anyone want to bankroll an order? ;)

I can't believe there is no English market. Everyone who sees the book loves it. Maybe all they needed was a better marketing campaign.

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(Anonymous)
Aug. 27th, 2011 08:43 am (UTC)
Magical World Journal
I came across this while looking for a reasonably priced copy of the journal. Did you ever get your copies and/or find an underwriter for your scheme?

cal at crunch cubed dot com
riesheridanrose
Aug. 27th, 2011 12:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Magical World Journal
Not yet, but I still haven't given up hope it may someday happen. :)
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