The Farm Manager asked me to review the book before it went to the publisher. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am! It was perfect when I gave it to them, but Stacy and Sonya totally messed up everything! It will take me a week or two to put everything back the way I had it, but books should still be available before the holidays. That includes my favorite, Halloween! Before Halloween! Stay tuned!
October 9, 2017 update
Our Kickstarter was successful!
That means we have funds to publish! So what are we waiting for, now?
We will be reviewing authentic hard-copy versions of our book this week! We want to make sure it looks like we expect it to look. The pictures should be in the right place, page numbers make sense and match the table of contents, no typos. All of those things you suddenly notice when you pick up your hard copy from the printer. It always looks fine on the computer screen. If it’s perfect, we’ll print right away! If not, the adjustments should be minor, but we are still on track to publish in early October. Look for the link on this page!
The KickStarter rewards are a top priority, and I envision a marathon signing, packing, and shipping party as soon as the books arrive. If you have questions about your KickStarter reward, please contact me here or at the KickStarter page.
The eBooks are next up. Formatting is totally different, so we decided to get the paperbacks out before Sonya tackles it.
Thank you, everyone, for your support, patience, and encouragement!
September 25, 2017 update
We have always assumed we would self-publish. Wouldn’t you know it, there are start-up costs! Annoying fees pop up like Whack-a-Mole. By offering our books at a pre-sale discount, we can offset some of our out-of-pocket costs with these early sales. We can also begin to assess demand and fine tune our marketing plan. I’m pretty sure that people who own pet capybaras will buy the book, so that’s about 85 books right there! We’re hoping to introduce (and warn) many more people to the joys (and perils) of pet capybaras. Plus, we really do want to sell more than 85 books, so we had to get creative. That’s what this Kickstarter is all about.
The Kickstarter runs until Monday, September 25, 2017, so you have plenty of time to check it out. If you miss out on these great deals, don’t panic, the book will be available everywhere and you can still fill out the form below to get a reminder postcard.
September 3, 2017 update
The original post:
Is there a 100-pound semi-aquatic South American rodent in your kitchen?
I am Dobby the Capybara, I live in the suburbs, and this is my story. Royalty is automatic among the world’s largest rodents, but I am The Prince. Read the highly opinionated record of my downfall from pampered pet to grubby, corn-obsessed middle age.
This isn’t “How to Capybara” anything, and the facts are a little bit mixed up. If you are interested in wild capybaras, don’t look here! I can tell you what’s in my refrigerator, though, and where the off-limits birdseed is. I also discuss visitor expectations, explain discreet coprophagy techniques, and offer advice on forays into forbidden parts of the house. Grab a highlighter and take notes in case there is a poop quiz!
When my book is available, I will mail you a postcard! Give me your address and start checking your mailbox!
Brought to you by the Bratty Capybara Press