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Ahh, okay, that makes sense! I have no idea how many decks self-published tarots actually sell, so this is good information. It's also awesome that you can combine your other work with tarot, that's a win-win! Thank you!
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This is actually my very first tarot deck project! However, I have several books on paganism already under my belt, and I sell my art and books at a lot of events, which helps me have a lot more potential venues for sales than just online. So those are also factors that led me to choose an initial run of 2000 decks.
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Hey, folks! I'm expecting a production sample of the Tarot of Bones, printed on cardstock and all, to arrive within a week. However, I didn't want to wait that long to start doing a daily draw with the deck, so I'm using the (badly trimmed by me) print proofs I got a few weeks back until then! You can subscribe to the daily draw via email by going to http://www.thetarotofbones.com/, and scrolling down the right sidebar to where it says “Subscribe to Updates via Email”.

Today's card is the Ten of Wands. These rabbit bones all bundled together represent the fruits of your labors--so numerous that they've become a bit difficult to handle! You may need to rethink how you're going to get them to their final destination, and perhaps enlist a little help in doing so. Sometimes success happens in such a flood that it's overwhelming, so if you're working toward a goal plan on all contingencies--to include what to do if things go TOO well!

Don't forget--you can preorder the Tarot of Bones now at http://www.thetarotofbones.com/shop/
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Hi, folks! This is IMPORTANT!

You CAN still preorder the Tarot of Bones at http://www.thetarotofbones.com/shop Unfortunately the credit card function has been malfunctioning, so orders via Stripe have not been going through. We have since disabled Stripe until we heard back from customer support.

However! You can use a debit or credit card via paypal even if you don't have a paypal account. Just put your items in the cart, then when you go to check out at http://www.thetarotofbones.com/cart select Paypal. After you've put in your name, address, etc. it will then relay you to a paypal page. Below the login information is a button that says something like "use a debit or credit card". Click that and it will walk you through securely using your card without having to make a Paypal account.

Please let me know if you have any questions!
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THE SAMPLE TAROT OF BONES DECK IS HERE!!!! You can see pics at http://www.thetarotofbones.com/2016/...-deck-is-here/

Pardon the not-great pics; with all the lights and darks in the colors it’s damned hard to get a good shot of the whole deck together, and I was too excited to take the time to poke at it in GIMP much. But isn’t it BEAUTIFUL? I am so, so, so happy and it feels like all the work over the past two years has been totally worth it! I’ve okayed the print run, and we’re still on track for me to have the decks in hand in February.

Aaaaand you can still preorder the deck and book at http://www.thetarotofbones.com/shop/ too! If you have any issues preordering, please contact me at lupa.greenwolf(at)gmail(dot)com.
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Hey, everyone! Just wanted to give you a quick status update on the Tarot of Bones!

--I have uploaded the final book cover and interior files to CreateSpace and ordered a printed proof which should show up later this week. If all goes well I can order the first round of books, including all of the ones that have already been pre-ordered.

--The deck printing and shipping are paid for, and I'm just waiting for them to arrive! They are supposed to hit my doorstep on or around February 10. I have PantheaCon down in the Bay Area the following weekend so I'll be bringing some with me, but in the meantime as soon as I get them I'll start sending out IndieGoGo orders. Please remember that I got several hundred orders between the two IndieGoGo campaigns, so it will likely take me a few weeks to get them all sent out, even with a little help with packing and shipping. I'll keep you posted.

--I am working on getting the other IndieGoGo perks finished up, like the leather pouches and so forth. If you had something customizable, like the jewelry or art made from bones left over from making the assemblages, I'll be in contact soon to get details.

This is so exciting--we're so close to being done!!! Thank you again to everyone who has supported this project; I couldn't have done it without you.

And as always, you can preorder the Tarot of Bones at http://www.thetarotofbones.com/shop/
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AHHHH I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!! I just received the final proofs for the Tarot of Bones companion book, complete with the cover I designed and everything! It looks AWESOME, and I am so happy with it! You can see photos of the proof at http://www.thetarotofbones.com/2017/...is-on-its-way/

I have gone ahead and ordered 500 copies, more than enough to cover the preorders so far and have some left over for a while. They should arrive the end of the month. I will NOT be shipping the books out until the decks arrive in February, and again, I will be fulfilling preorders from the two IndieGoGo campaigns first.

You can, however, go ahead and preorder the book and deck (either together, or just the deck or just the book) at the Tarot of Bones site at http://www.thetarotofbones.com/shop – my goal is to have all the preorders sent out before March ends. Keep in mind I have several hundred preorders to fulfill, so that’s a LOT of packages to ship, but I will work as quickly as I can
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Great news, LupaGreenwolf, and thank you so much for your consistent updates! I have preordered your deck (though not part of the IndieGoGo campaign, and am so anxious to see it.) Really enjoying the daily draws you've been sending via email.
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Thank you so much for the preorder, and the compliments I'm glad you're enjoying the daily draws. They're a great way for me to start my day.
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http://www.thetarotofbones.com/wp-co...-1-383x500.jpg

Do you know what that is? That is FIVE HUNDRED COPIES of the Tarot of Bones Companion Book! (Well, okay, 499, because I took one for myself.) The stack of boxes on the right is about four feet high. Over 200 of them are already spoken for via the IndieGoGo campaigns and other preorders, but that means there are still plenty left (and I can always order more.) You can preorder the Tarot of Bones deck and book (together or separately) at http://www.thetarotofbones.com/shop/

The decks are supposed to arrive sometime in the middle of February; once they do, I can start packing and shipping IndieGoGo orders and preorders! I do have PantheaCon in the middle of the month, and the decks are supposed to arrive just before I leave, which may affect when I'm able to start shipping, but as soon as I am home I'll be focusing primarily on those efforts.
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