Sunday, November 27, 2011

Forget-me-notes From Niederbipp With Love to be released Dec 3

I have put off this announcement because I was not sure I would be able to get it done in time, but my printer promised me last Thursday that they would be delivered in time for the open house on Saturday. The idea for this book came to me slowly over the past year or so as I have heard from so many readers who were interested in a quote book from the Niederbipp Trilogy. I have always been a collector of quotes and the last two books gave me an opportunity to share some of those with you. This new book, Forget-me-notes, is a collection of quotes from both the text of the the books as well as some of the chapter heads. Like the other books in the series, this one is also full of funky art that begs for interaction and is hopefully done in a way that will inspire thought and reflection. These books will likely never be available in bookstores as I am only printing a limited quantity for readers who come to my studio or invite me to speak at book clubs. I will likely make them available on Amazon as well. I will be selling these for $10 at the studio open house throughout December and likely over the course of the next several months.
Needing a break from the construction mess in October, I took my family to Moab for a quick getaway over UEA weekend. I asked Lynnette to drive so I could play with some ideas for this book. Instead of going to bed at night, I stayed up very late, sketching and planning and laying things out. When we got back home, I continued staying up late for a couple of weeks, trying to make this happen. Bert Compton, my good friend and the graphic designer of my books, was willing to put things together. It took a lot longer than either of us imagined, but we pulled it off in the time frame we needed to do it and you all will get to see it next weekend.
I am really excited about this book. It is beautiful, both inside and out, and the messages within its pages are thought-provoking and meaningful. I look forward to sharing it with all of you. Just a reminder, the studio sale and home tour will begin this next weekend and run through Dec 17.
Wild Rooster Studio Sale and Home Tour
December 3, 10, 17
1150 East 800 South
Salt Lake City, Utah

I also wanted to mention the Remembering Isaac is now available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Apple Store.The other books in the series should be available soon.


Judith said...

Sorry we won't be able to attend the Open Shop & House Tour, Ben. We wish you much success and will look forward to seeing you next October when we make our trip to visit our SLC family. Thanks so much for your hospitality when we stopped by ~ you are a stranger to nobody, as was so evident when we were there. And we will grab your new book as soon as it hits Merry Christmas to you & yours!!! ~Judith & Ted, Sacramento, CA

Carole said...

I have been away for the past year (LDS mission) and missed the open house and launch of new book. I have an artist friend coming to visit me, and would love to drop by on Monday, July 29,to pick up two copies of "Forget-me-Notes"--one for her and one for me. Would that be possible?

Carole said...

Missed the launch of new book and open house because of serving an LDS mission. Now I have an artist friend coming to visit, July 29, and would love to stop by and pick up two copies of "Forget-me-notes"--one for her and one for me. Would that be possible?