A Pocket Book of Forms
—Thomas Cable, author of A History of the English Language
The book was available for preorder through April 15, 2014, at Indiegogo. Preordered copies were mailed in late May, and the standard edition is now available for sale below. It can also be purchased at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington, NC.
The printing was finished during the early hours of February 14, 2013 (during which, around 3 a.m., the inestimable Rory Sparks and I applied the aforementioned faux gold leaf to the freshly printed, hot-pink title text of the fancy edition). Binding and trimming have been ongoing from late 2013 to the present.
Thanks to the many people who helped in the making of the book, especially: Lesley Wheeler, Annie Finch, Carolyn Beard Whitlow, Erin Hammeke, Emma Skurnick, Dave Wofford, and Rory Sparks for guidance on content, book structures, design, and printing. Brian Hayes, whose March 2013 Computing Science column serendipitously alerted me to an omission in the text, which has now been corrected. My fellow winter residents in print and letterpress at Penland, whose cheer and encouragement helped the book. And special thanks to those who offered their pockets in service of ensuring that the final book is truly pocket sized. (With the exception of small, oddly shaped, decorative pockets, it is.)
The standard edition is available at three pricing levels. I’m indebted to Bread Uprising, a cooperative bakery, for its founders’ and members’ thinking about money, pricing, and the exchange of goods. A sliding scale, although not a perfect solution to the problem of exchange, allows people to pay what they feel best matches their resource level and their enthusiasm for the project. At the lower end of the scale, the price covers some of the cost of material, mailing, and studio rental for the book. At the upper end, it covers the materials, mailing, and studio rental, and offers support for future, similar projects.
A Pocket Book of Forms is available here for $12, $15, or $20, with $2 to be added during checkout for postage and packing. To order, select the PayPal payment option you prefer below—and don’t forget to choose which color you’d like. If you have questions about ordering, or if you’re interested in a copy of the fancy edition, you can contact me here.