Sherri, yours went out the same day Bari's did, so it should be delivered on Monday!
Okay-- I have sold 69 books so far, and my good friend M (the one whose Shelties I boarded while she was in the hospital) has given money to cover the cost of 20 more books that will be given out as promotional items, once I get a publicity promo set up. That was really nice of her, it means I don't have to eat the cost of those books, and inside the cover of each promo copy I am going to put a sticker saying "this complimentary copy of Sander's Book is presented to you by M___ in memory of her Sheltie, SusieB" -- or whatever dog M wants to honor.
The doggie bakery sold half a dozen copies this week. I have also given away ten copies, that I will pay for -- to my mom, to my pet-sitter (who was with me when Sander died), etc.
That means -- drumroll please -- that more than ONE HUNDRED BOOKS are gone, that is one-fifth of my printing!
And that is $525 to the shelter -- more, actually, because some people gave me $20 and said to put the difference into the donation. So the shelter is $578 right now. It's going to PAWS Chicago, by the way, which was the first shelter in Chicago to go no-kill.
Thank you to EVERYONE here on ODO who bought books. I appreciate this community so much, and I hope that you all enjoy the book and find it useful.