Final book proof has arrived…and I just finished approving it for print!! Again, I’m sorry there have been some delays in printing - but I am sending the final file to the printer tonight (couldn’t resist tweaking one more image) and the whole run will commence asap :)
Estimate from the printer is that it’ll take about a week to print and bind everything, and then it’ll be shipped to me, and I will spend a few days cloistered in my apartment packing everything ready to ship out :D
Posters are printed and waiting for pickup (I ended up working all day today, so won’t be able to pick them up until Wednesday) and I have a whole lot of candy ready to be snuck into the parcels, too. Woo! Nearly there! Thank you so much for your patience everyone, I really appreciate it.
Preorders for the Cosplay New Zealand book are now CLOSED! Thanks to you guys, I exceeded my sales target, so I can keep all my internal organs instead of selling them for capital and that is pretty great :D Big thank you to everyone who bought a copy, and special thanks to all the cosplayers I’ve worked with over the years. I’m really honoured that you guys are happy to work with me, and I’m going to try really hard to make the next book even better than this one!
If any of you have feedback about the book (or the preorder process), either now or once you have the physical copies in your hands, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I want to make sure that my work is meeting the needs of the community as well as my own, and that I present cosplay as the art form that it is. I don’t ever want to only shoot with “famous” cosplayers, or whatever; that’s not what cosplay is about. You probably will see my friends in the books pretty often…that’s because I can bully them easier ;D But I also want to capture as broad an image of NZ cosplay as I can, and that means photographing new people all the time. I’m going to be traveling again for shoots this year and next, and would love to see some new faces! ESPECIALLY Southerners. Watch this space for announcements :D
And, finally - I still need to do the final sums on everything, but things are looking good money-wise…and that means that yes, I will be doing a paperback version of the book too. HOWEVER: this will not be available for some time! I intend to do quite a long preorder period for that one, and also hold stock for sale after the preorder period ends, so I will make some announcements later on regarding price, dates, and whether I’ll have a stall at Auckland Armageddon(!!!) or not. All details to be confirmed later! THANKS GUYS, PEACE