FAQ: Riyria Fantasy Novel: Disappearance of Winter's Daughter
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Can I have my book signed?

Of course, that's one of advantages about buying direct. Oh, and I should mention that goes for any of the books from the "add-ons". The plan is for us to travel to the fulfillment house (it's in Travers City Michigan), sign boxes and boxes of books, and then have the fulfillment partner ship them out.

A corollary to this question might be: Can I have them dedicated? Well, unfortunately not this time around. The previous Kickstarter did offer that capability and it made shipping a nightmare. When the books are "signed only" they are all essentially the same and so any book can go in any package. When they are dedicated, then you have to find the "particular" book and put it in an exact envelope. This is MUCH harder to do and beyond the scope of the fulfillment house.

Now, if you really, really, want to have you book dedicated. You'll be able to do so, but you can't do it as part of the Kickstarter. Basically, once we have books in hand, the books will be available for sale on the store page of my website (www.riyria.com). You'll be able to go there, buy a book and have it signed and dedicated. That will be processed by hand, by us, so you can have it done anyway you wish, but for the "mass mailing" as part of the Kickstarter, all the books will be the same.

Last updated: October 10, 2017 04:26

Will the audiobook be available December 5th or will it be June 5th?

The audiobook's release is December 5th. We are actually going to be recoding the book the week of October 15th. And, yes, Tim Gerard Reynolds will be the narrator for it.

Last updated: October 06, 2017 18:47

Why can't I get an audiobook, print edition, and ebook?

You can! Just pick the "format" of the print edition you want:

  • PAPER CHASE - for trade paperback
  • HARD CORE - for regular hardcover
  • UNCOMMON VALOR - limited edition hardcover
  • RARE BREED - rare edition hardcover

And then add $10 to your pledge (to cover the purchase of the audio book). The ebook is already included (all physical copies have free ebooks). When the Kickstarter is over, you'll be able to "distribute" that extra $10 to an audiobook reward. More information on how to use "Add-ons" can be found in the Additional Item section of the project.

Last updated: October 11, 2017 11:52

If I purchase add-on items, don't I get overcharged for shipping?

Yes, and no. The final shipping cost has to take into consideration how many books are in your pledge level (0, 1, or 2), and how many add-ons you desire (an unknown number). We initially calculate postage as if each item were shipped separately, but we will combine all the items in a single box and then calculate the actual postage required. Any excess will be refunded to you. For more information on add-ons (including a rather long discussion on shipping costs) see the Add-on Primer, you can find it here:

http://www.michaelsullivan-author.com/images/winters_daughter_kickstarter/add-on-primer.pdf

Last updated: October 08, 2017 04:07

I am trying to download the eBook and am having issues accessing the file!

If you are having problems with the ebook you can point them to this link which should help: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/nb1zu7wdwo

If you are having problems with the audio book and in the US you can point them to this link: http://www.michaelsullivan-author.com/Enterprise-Giveaway-Redemption-Guide.pdf

If you are having problems with the audio book and outside the US, we need to know what country you are in and what Audible site they are trying to use. Based on that information we can help them to the next step.

Last updated: December 05, 2017 17:09

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