TheDarkTower.net Book Signing Tour
We are sending a copy of The Dark Tower around to various members of thedarktower.net,
gathering signatures with short messages at each stop. The plan is to eventually
send it on to Stephen King as something of a "thank you". The book
will include a drawing of a door (executed by Rags),
for which a prototype can be viewed here,
and an inscription reading "To Stephen King, who opened the door into our
minds and pulled us into Mid-world, where our hearts shall remain forever."
(Both ideas are courtesy of valtr0n.)
This all started in this
thread, so if you're interested in the story it can be found there.
How it works
Participants are placed in an ordered list approximating an optimal route.
When the book starts getting near you, you should send the person ahead of you
a Personal Message, giving your shipping information. Before the book is sent
to you, you must send a $5 deposit to valtr0n, which will be refunded in full
when the book safely arrives at its next destination. When you receive the book,
you are able to write a short message and sign the book (see the guidelines
for details on how this should be done). By this time, you should have received
the shipping details from the next person in line, and after you confirm that
their deposit has been made, you can send the book to them.
Once the book has finished its trip, it will be sent on to several key individuals
for inscriptions. This group of people is still open, but will most likely include
several people at Grant, Michael Whelan, and a few others. When they are through
with it, it will be sent to Stephen King.
Below is a more detailed explanation of what you need to do to participate.
- You first need to indicate interest in the main
thread. At this point, no promises are being made to people who want to
be included, but most likely you will have a chance to sign, especially if
you are willing to wait until it's traveled both the United States and Europe
and to pay some extra shipping if noone is near you.
- As soon as possible, you'll also need to send a $5 deposit to valtr0n via
PayPal. You can do this easily even without a PayPal account through this
link. Note that you'll get this back as soon as you pass the book along
safely or withdraw from the project. If you wish to donate in order to help
out with overseas shipping, just send more than $5. Regardless, be sure to
include your screen name in the PayPal transaction!
- If you would like your address to be included with the book, send it in
a Personal Message to AirTraffic. This is completely optional.
- Keep checking the main thread and the participant
list to track the book's progress and confirm your deposit was received.
Please allow at least 24 hours for the list to be updated.
- If you want, you can reserve a spot in the front of the book. First read
the reservation guidelines, and then look
for an available spot on the reservation list.
When you find one you want, post that you would like it on the main thread,
along with it's page and box number. Be sure to check the last several posts
to see if anyone else recently requested the spot. When Rags gets to your
request, you'll receive a PM confirmation from her, and your name will appear
on the reservation list. Note that no reservations are necessary or allowed
for any pages past the start of chapter one (page 3), and that the only restriction
placed on these pages is that you not take up more than a page.
- When the book starts getting near you (when it's about five people away),
send a Personal Message to the first person above you that has paid their
deposit. The book will not be going to anyone who has not paid their deposit,
so don't send to or request the book from any members whose line is grayed
- Once you receive the book, you can write your inscription. Please read the
inscription guidelines to ensure that you are being fair to the other participants.
The most important of these is to not cross into another member's reserved
space, and to not write anything negative. Your deposit will be put towards
overseas shipping if any guidelines are broken, and further action may be
taken if it is deemed necessary.
- When you have the next person's shipping information and you've signed the
book, carefully repackage it. Ship it ot the next person via United States
Postal Service Priority Mail (if in the U.S.), and be sure to include insurance
and tracking! Once it's on its way, post on the main thread to notify everyone,
and include that tracking number.
- Soon after the next person confirms safe receipt of the book, you should
receive your $5 back form valtr0n.
If you have any questions, feel free to post them on the main thread. You can
also PM any of the people listed in the links at the top of this page, but response will be quickest if you post on the thread.