I am currently sitting in the Salt Lake airport, waiting for my flight to Germany (by way of Cincinnati and Paris). The wifi here is very weak, and it might not be until tomorrow that I have any more wifi at all, so updates will be a little thin on the ground for now. Once I get to Germany I’ll do my best to keep this blog filled with notes and pictures of Leipzig and, eventually, London and Brighton and the World Horror Convention.
In the meantime, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve changed my merchandise system a little bit. In the past, I was getting shirts printed by the fine folks at Fiction Addictions, and then packing and shipping them myself; this was a good way to promote the books, but it forced me to deal with inventory and overhead and other things that were not writing. I don’t like dealing with stuff that isn’t writing, so I’ve made a deal with Fiction Addictions that makes everything better for everybody. (Yes, everybody.) From now on, they will be making and packing and shipping all of my merchandise using a print-on-demand system, which not only frees up my time for writing but allows us to expand our offerings significantly: in addition to shirts, we now also have hats, mugs, earrings, a wider selection of pins, and so on. This also heralds the availability of long-sleeve shirts, which several people have asked about. So please head on over to the new webstore and check it out.
Incidentally, this new merchandise system means that we can add new designs for shirts, pins, posters, and so on very easily. If there’s something you’d like to see, let us know! Also, there’s something I’d like to see, and I need your help to put it together. We want to make a shirt/poster/notebook/etc. that lists all of John’s rules, but (embarrassing confession time) I never actually codified a single, complete list of them. If anyone who wants to go through the first two books and compile a list, that would be awesome.