Vodnik T-Shirts are Officially Here

I’m happy to announce that my Vodnik t-shirts are here, and that they turned out awesome. The glow in the dark is really nice and crisp, the images are clear and well done, and the shirt itself is high quality. The one bad thing? They ended up costing more than I thought they would, due to inadvertently ordering a higher quality shirt than I thought I was, and only getting 24 of this first run. (I have 3 smalls left, 2 mediums, 8 larges, and 8 extra-larges. I hope to be able to order a wider variety of sizes if I sell out of these–if you’d like a particular size that I don’t have right now, let me know, and I’ll reserve one for you out of the next batch if/when I order them. My son, for example, wants an extra-small.)

I’ve debated quite a bit how to sell these, and I think I’ve come up with an approach that’s as fair as I can afford to be. I’m mainly doing the t-shirts as a way to promote the book–and to give fans a way to support the book and be fashionably awesome at the same time, both during the day and at night. (GLOW IN THE DARK!) The shirts cost me about $13.00 each, total. I’m going to sell them for an introductory price of $20 each, with shipping and handling costing $5 in addition to that ($25 total). I’ll have them at signings for $20 (no shipping and handling, obviously).


I’m willing to lop off money for fans. That’s right. If you’d like to get the shirts for cheaper, there are two things you can do.

I’ll take 4 dollars off if you recommend the book publicly online–however is best for you. This could be on Facebook or Twitter. It could be by emailing a bunch of your friends. You could recommend it via Goodread’s “recommend this book” function. You could blog about it. However you choose. Heck–do all of the above. If you’ve already recommended it, all I ask is that you recommend it once more. A book like mine coming out from a smaller press needs all the help it can get to gain some traction.

I will take off another 3 dollars if you’ve written a review for it on Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes and Noble. No need to review it again. ๐Ÿ™‚ And it doesn’t have to be a good review. Any honest review will do. I’m not trying to bribe people to write good reviews of the book. More exposure is the goal.

So if you do both, then I’m basically selling the shirt to you at cost. You can also do either/or. Or just pay for the whole thing with no discounts. Shipping will still apply if I have to mail it to you, of course. However, I’ll be out in Utah at the end of this month, and I should have the shirts with me. To get the discount, all you have to do is let me know what you’ve done when you order the shirt (whether in person or online).

To order, just let me know. Twitter works. Facebook. A comment here. An email. A phone call. Tell me in person. Whatever. We’ll see how this experiment goes.

8 thoughts on “Vodnik T-Shirts are Officially Here”

  1. I *do* still have some left (and no worries about the multiple posts. Sorry Blogger seemed to think you were spam. Bad Blogger!)

    I sold out my original run of shirts and had some more made up. Prices are $20, plus $5 shipping.

    So glad you liked the book! And yay for pitching it to teens. ๐Ÿ™‚ Where are you a librarian?

  2. Great. ๐Ÿ™‚ Do I just do paypal or some such?

    I work in the Pioneer Library System in Oklahoma. The Norman teen librarian let me participate in a program — it was great fun. I’m not officially a librarian yet, but I’m working on my degree so… Soon… Ish. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sure–paypal would be fine. Send it to my paypal account–cundick {at} gmail {dot{ com. That should have all your address info, etc, right?

    Good luck on the degree–very smart of you to already be in the field. That experience is invaluable!

  4. Sent. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And thank you — I definitely love the field, and my past fields/jobs have even been of great help (archaeology and journalism) so I guess you can sau it’s all been a good path.

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