Sunday, July 30, 2006

Candorville book sells out (sort of)

Thanks to those of you who still had a little money left after your job was outsourced and Exxon-Mobil mugged you on your way to the unemployment office, I've just sold my last copies of the Candorville: Thank God for Culture Clash book! A new batch should arrive tomorrow, so if you ordered a book in the last few days, you should be receiving it by the end of the week.

Although the book's doing well, and a second one is coming out in just a couple months, this book needs to do a little better in order to ensure a third one with full-color Sundays. So if you haven't yet bought the Candorville book, now's the time. You can get them from the Candorville website (where they're defaced with an autograph and a sketch), from Amazon, or better yet, you can ask for it at your favorite local bookstore (if they don't have it in stock, they'll gladly order it for you).


Zirconia Wolf said...

Quick question: When can we pre-order your 2nd book? (I have the 1st already, but am considering another copy if I can get a "defaced" one! )

Love the strip!(Wish my dumb-ass paper would carry it, though...)


Darrin Bell said...

Thanks for asking, ZW. Your paper might carry it if people politely write to them and ask for it (hint, hint), and don't take "no" for an answer. Papers are particularly impressed with letters dropped in the mail, rather than e-mail. That's how Candorville got into many of the papers that run it. Editors pay attention if people ask enough times. They do want to give their readers what the readers want.

You can pre-order the second book now, if you'd like. FYI, the best thing for the book is for people to preorder it at their local bookstore, not through Amazon. Bookstores never order just one copy of the book, they order 3 or 4 at a time, and they sit on the shelves where people browsing will see them. You can also preorder the second Candorville book through Amazon. Later this week I'll add a way to preorder a "defaced" (signed & w/ a sketch) copy directly from me through this website.

Doug said...

Candorville is like dessert on the comics page. I save the nummiest part of the meal for last.

It even overtook Boondocks and Fox Trot as my favorite.

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