Since I make a number of posts on Facebook but not everyone has an account, here’s where I’ll repost those updates for everyone to see. If you have trouble viewing them, let me know: info@bennypointer.com

Live Update from July 6th, 2018:

Approving the final print PDF!

Live Update from June 28th, 2018:

A major milestone and some heavy personal news.

Live Update from June 13th, 2018:

Changing 4c Black to 1c Black – The final step with the artwork!

Live Update from June 9th, 2018:

Take 2: Working through the parts of the punch list I *know* how to do.

Live Update from June 9th, 2018:

Working through the printer’s final punch list.

Live Update from May 30th, 2018:

How to set yourself up to receive all the posts on Facebook. This has nothing really to do with the book, just how to stay in the loop while Facebook does their best to make it difficult for all of us.

Live Update from May 29th, 2018 – Part 1:

Live editing session. Updating files as requested by the printer.

Live Update from May 29th, 2018 – Part 2:

Live editing session. Resumed session. I learned some new skills and came back to finish the files.

Live Update from May 6th, 2018 – Part 1:

Live editing session. Finishing files only a few feet from where I wrote the story.

Live Update from May 6th, 2018 – Part 2:

Live editing session. Resuming the broadcast…

Live Update from April 30th, 2018:

Live editing session. Finishing the Dust Jacket!

Live Update from April 16th, 2018 – Part 1:

Live editing session Part 1. Join me in the office while I work!

Live Update from April 16th, 2018 – Part 2:

Live editing session – Part 2.

Live Update from April 16th, 2018 – Part 1:

Live editing session – Part 3. The final episode!

Live Update from April 16th, 2018 – Part 1:

Live editing session. Join me in the office while I work!

Live Update from Mar 28th, 2018:

Behind the curtain: Typo, End Sheets, Jack Cover, and more!

Live Update from Mar 17th, 2018:

Behind the curtain: Learning to adjust the color profiles using InDesign!

Live Update from Mar 14th, 2018:

Adjusting the artwork and answering questions:

Live Update from Feb 26th, 2018:

Wrapping up the file and sending it to the printer!:

Live Update from Dec 8th, 2017:

Here are the sample materials for the book!:

STILL VERY IMPORTANT!:
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Live Update from Dec 4th, 2017:

I’ve signed the contract with the printer! You can watch here:

VERY IMPORTANT!:
If you ordered through Kickstarter, please make sure I have your most current shipping address by signing in here: https://www.backerkit.com/master_backer_accounts/sign_in

If you ordered on Backerkit, please use that same link to make sure I have your most current address and that your credit card information is up to date. I haven’t charged you yet, but will have to do that over the next few days in order to pay for the books. Please check it as soon as you can.

 

Live Update from Oct 28th, 2017:

Video Summary:

  • I’ve created an LLC for Pro Bene Publishing
  • I’ve selected a printing company
  • We’ve made some decisions about the paper, printing, and cover that will all help make this book feel instantly classic and (to me) particularly special
  • I’ve bought the ISBN number and UPC code
  • In the video, I made the first test stamp of Benny’s pawprint and it came out beautifully!

Next Steps:

  • Place the order for the books
  • Approve the test copy
  • Place the order for tee shirts, posters, and art prints
  • Receive the shipment
  • Pack and send!

Timeline:

I’ve hesitated to lay out a timeline since everything has taken longer than I predicted, but here’s what I can say: It will take 10-12 weeks for the books to arrive at my door from when I approve the test copy. That means good news and bad news. The bad is, of course, they won’t be ready before the 2017 holiday season. The good news: Benny’s book will come back to me right around his birthday, and almost two years exactly after his “weird day,” at which point I’ll call up all the volunteers and make the packing party happen as quickly as possible to get everything sent to you!