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Books will start rolling in Monday.

I started at $110 and sold a lot of pre-orders going with $175 as the full retail

It then went to $125 for a while. Then went to $150.

I spent an estimated 130 hours hand writing (as a child), drawing the pictures and then going back and "dirtying up" the pages. The most time consuming, stressful and difficult project I've ever done.

I thought about raising the limited edition to 175 but knew you guys would freak out Smile

Instead, when the book hits 100 sold (50 units sold now) I will raise the price to $200 a unit for the last 50 of 150 books.

I've shown it to several lay people and they all asked if the girl ever got treatment and how is she now. I of course revealed that I was the one who wrote it.

The kind of validation I was looking for.

My printer said he'd never seen anything so F-ed up looking in his life (yay!).

It's at $175 plus shipping and when it hits 100 sold I will post a 2 day heads up that it is going to $200 a unit.

I want to add that I expect some brilliant contributions from the buyers on the Ash forum. I think this can be done with out even using the method. You'll see.

I believe that the book as just a book is worth it even if it were not gaffed. I picked up some Ash test books a few days ago and there was a customer next to me at the counter who saw me looking through it. A man about 45-50 years old.

He asked what it was and I said a case study of this 9 year old child with severe psychiatric issues. He looked through it and said "OMG, did this child ever get treatment?"

I came clean with the guy and said I wrote it. He still thought it was real even after I said I wrote it.

Yes, I'm hyped up because I'm sooo happy its at the binders and books are coming in and I'm done with it. I can give Ash a nice burial Smile

BTW, it is linear and can be read all the way through. It has a somewhat sad ending in a way.

Alice's' father dies 2 months into her diary and she pretty much snaps. In the end she could not take the grief and sadness and that is what caused her to "go away" and let someone stronger have some "body time"...Ashley

I'm so happy and burned out at the same time I just want to sleep Smile
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This is a print test spiral booklet that I used to make sure everything was correct.

At this point in the diary Alice knows she does not have long before Ash "takes over" and she is fighting it. Try to imagine 150 pages of this hehehe. Actually it starts out somewhat normal and it just turns into madness.

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On May 22, 2014, Roth wrote:
I've shown it to several lay people and they all asked if the girl ever got treatment and how is she now. I of course revealed that I was the one who wrote it.

Rick, did you ever get treatment?
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The more I think about it, the more I like the fact that this is a facsimile of the book, and not the actual diary. It can lead to a whole other story line regarding what happened to the real diary...did it mysteriously vanish from her room...did she want to be buried with it when she died...did...did...
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Amazing, truly a work of art - this is a treasure at any price Rick!
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Amazing, truly a work of art - this is a treasure at any price Rick!


Agree !

Privileged to chat with Roth a few times during the process of his writing Ash, I came to the conclusion that Rick allowed himself to be possessed by the child, the unfortunate subject of this case study.

Do I mean "possessed" in a literal sense? Yes, I do.

My advice to you, possess Ash now, before it is too late !

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This is amazing...
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Wow, incredible. Just brilliant. Can't wait to work with her. ... it.
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The more I think about it, the more I like the fact that this is a facsimile of the book, and not the actual diary. It can lead to a whole other story line regarding what happened to the real diary...did it mysteriously vanish from her room...did she want to be buried with it when she died...did...did...


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Through the holiday weekend here I'll keep the book at $150. Monday night it will go back to full retail. Thanks!
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Bonus Rick thanks...
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I have the Hobbs Judgment Box right here. It went out quickly to me back in Nov. 2013. The planning that goes into this and also Ash I am sure is intense, and the execution of the artifacts is most impressive. This stands up to inspection by any observer or audience. Also, I know first hand that that aging process of the cards and books is done by hand and has taken an advanced step in technique and deliverability. Things seem to be looking up above and beyond in the days and weeks ahead with Rick. I know, I have been on board and behind the scenes with him from the very beginning.
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I cant wait to get ASH and give it a review.
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Btw, check the outlaw ASH forum regularly for updates. Rick will be filling up the sub-forums these few days. There's an interesting post in the Alice sub-forum right now.
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Just fell in the Outlaw well. Just ordered a package with Ash.
I'll join you in the forum soon
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Godzilla posted in the ASH OE forum (Alice) a thought about a crayon......got me thinking......I posted a possible routine to add to ASH, a game with the "girls". Needs working out from a thought to a way of making it really work, but if I or anyone can, think it would really add to ASH. Pop in & see what you think & any ideas to being able to make this work or close to it. Think it would scare the cr@p out of spec(s)..... Smile
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Past time for a "Monday update" on ASH, so Rick could we please know how soon to prepare to pounce on the postperson..?
Thanks
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Past time for a "Monday update" on ASH, so Rick could we please know how soon to prepare to pounce on the postperson..?
Thanks
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True, but IMO, an unnecessary post!
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Books are starting to ship. You will see people posting that they received it.

I'm getting them in small batches from the binder and all orders will have shipped in the next 7 days.

Books shipped yesterday and they are shipping today Smile

Hang on, Bad little Ash is on the road Smile

Actual book: nicer cover

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Awesome news Rick !! Funny your wearing a Batman shirt when taking the pic of the book, he had a few dark ID's of his own, not that we want you to dive into another book like ASH about Bruce Wayne/Batman......LoL
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