Today’s the day!

At noon (eastern time) today (that’s November 13, 2018, just in case you’re reading this later), I’ll send an email out to mailing list folks (you need to be on the list by about eleven this morning to get today’s message).  That email will send you to somewhere you can get the book at mailing list rates for the first hour.  Then at one pm, I’ll make it live more generally (and link to it in a post here on the blog), and everyone will have access!

If you want on the mailing list, you do that here:

And if time zones are the bane of your existence and you want to double check what time any of this is where you are, try this.

Curls 3 preorder schedule

I’ve learned to keep book preorders short and sweet, but I wanted to spell out all the details in one place, just so everyone knows what to expect!

  • Tuesday, November 13, noon Eastern time:
    • Preorder opens for folks on my mailing list (I’ll send an email to the mailing list with links to where you can buy either the paper book or the electronic book).
    • You’ll get the best price of the preorder (the book’s list price is $21.95 for either the paper version or the eversion, you’ll get $3.00 off either version during the mailing list period).  This price only lasts an hour, so grab it quick!
    • If you buy the paper book, you’ll get the eversion for free at the end of the preorder (you’ll get an email, sent to the email address you use with paypal, on November 20th with information on how to put the eversion in your ravelry library).
  • Tuesday, November 13, 1pm Eastern time:
    • General preorder opens for folks not on my mailing list (I’ll have a post here on the website with links to where you can buy the book).
    • You’ll get the the preorder discount (the book’s list price is $21.95 for either the paper version or the eversion, you’ll get $2.00 off either version during the preorder).
    • If you buy the paper book, you’ll get the eversion for free at the end of the preorder (you’ll get an email, sent to the email address you use with paypal, on November 20th with information on how to put the eversion in your ravelry library).
  • Tuesday, November 20, onward:
    • The preorder ends, prices go back to normal.
    • Paper books ship, and the full electronic version goes live on ravelry.  If you bought a paper copy of the book, you’ll get an email on November 20 (sent to the email address you use for paypal) with instructions on how to put the eversion in your ravelry library.
    • The book will start to be available in other places (like amazon and your LYS) over the next several weeks.

That’s really all there is to it.  If you want the very best price, be sure you’re on the mailing list.  You can do that right here (you’ll need to be on the list by 10 am on November 13 to get the preorder email):

 

And just because I know some of the questions folks sometimes have, how about a few preemptive answers:

  • Paper copies of Curls books don’t generally come with free eversions, but I’m working some magic to make that happen just during the preorder. If you preorder the paper version from me, you’ll get an email on November 20 with instructions on how to get the eversion.  That email will go to the email address you use with paypal. It’s really important you make sure that the email address paypal has for you is one you can check, because that’s the place all the info on how to get your free eversion will go!
  • The book costs $21.95 for the paper copy and $21.95 for the electronic copy.  The preorder sale will reduce the price of either by $3.00 during the mailing list period and $2.00 during the rest of the preorder.
  • Shipping is $3.50 to the US, $6.00 to Canada and Mexico, and $10.50 to the rest of the world.  I hate how expensive international shipping is, and I totally recommend waiting until the book is available at your LYS or on amazon (I promise I don’t mind, it’s totally what I’d do).
  • Preorders will ship out within one week of your order, and you’ll get a notification and tracking number when they do.

If you have other questions, leave a comment here and I’ll do my best to answer them!

Curls 3 Q&A

So…ready for the next book?  Curls 3 is coming out next week (preorder opens Tuesday, November 13th at noon eastern for mailing list folks and 1pm eastern for everyone else)!  I’ll go into all the details of the preorder later this week, but for now I wanted to answer any questions you might have about the book itself.  Let’s see how many of them I can guess!

– What’s in the book? 11 new Curl patterns, each showcasing speckled or gradient yarns.  Now of course they’ll look great with non-speckled or non-gradient yarns too, don’t worry!  But there are so many fun yarns out there now (and sometimes they can be a little tricky to pair with patterns) that I wanted to play with them! I’ll be adding more pictures on ravelry in the next few days, but here’s a start!

– What’s it look like?  I love how many folks ask this.  I’m totally one of those people who wants books to look right on my shelf.  So, here’s how it looks all snuggled up with my other books (and yes, I am a dork, and watching this stack get bigger year to year fills me with glee).

– Are they ready to go?  Have you done this before?  Yes on both counts!  The books are here, as in physically here, sitting in my garage, ready to head your way.  See (one of the ugliest pictures I share on the blog all year…but it is reassuring!)?

And this will be the eleventh book I’ve launched myself, so I totally know the drill!  You can read back through the archives if you want to see proof I’ve done this before.

– Anything fun for the preorder? Yes! There will be a special price for the preorder (with an extra special discount for the first hour for mailing list folks only).  And you order the paper version during the preorder, you’ll get the eversion for free.

I’ll outline all that in frankly alarming detail later this week.  And you can get on the mailing list here if you want to be sure you hear first thing when it goes live!