1) Thanks so much to those who ordered books from me this week! To those who didn’t, you still can. (DISCLAIMER: THERE’S A PAUSE ON ORDERS FOR A FEW DAYS)
2) Do you like to like things on facebook? yeah me neither but if you’re so inclined, you should do it for The Infinite Wait page because I’m told that kind of stuff is good PR. And if you’re an interviewer, a blog, a podcast, etc…now is a good time to hit me up because I gotta peddle my wares while they’re hot. I can be reached at juliajwertz(at)gmail(dot)com
3) to those who pre-ordered: I was hoping to get those books out earlier but it turned out I had to wait until the official release, which was tuesday, so they’ll be going out this week or monday at the latest. I would have had them out by wednesday but holy fucking hell I had no idea how long it would take to burn CDs, sign books, make prings hand make all those magnets and keychains. They weren’t something I ordered pre-made, I actually bought all the seprate supplies and cut and glued and hooked, etc…see below for a small sample of what the rest of my studio is covered in:
Plus I’m working with RareEarth Magnets which are a very strong magnet backing so they don’t fall off the fridge like the cheap ones and if you’ve ever used those magnets, you know what happens when one gets too close to the other and suddenly your flat, aligned mass of magnets is suddenly one huge clump. There was a lot of yelling in my apartment this week. And then I ran out of supplies and oh man no one cares about this at all I’m so sorry.
What I’m trying to say is that everyone will get their books early next week! Pre-orders and deluxe packages orders will get something that looks like this, with some variation. (all the buttons are different and have a variety of old comic book characters and some of the keychains are larger)
If you’re still reading this and you live in NYC, you should come to this tomorrow night!
This is part of the Brooklyn Book Festival, for which the Brooklyn Paper profiled me , leading to the delightful photo caption “Julia Wertz remembers liking small spaces.”