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Azurite in her new armor. Art by my cousin Rossby and used with is permission :)
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Hello everyone! I know I don't have a ton of readers here on Deviant Art (FIM Fiction is kind of my spot) but I do know there are some of you that are only here. I didn't want you to miss out on this cool thing we're doing over at Quill & Blade. We're going to be taking our stories and turning them into hardcover physical books. This is a fan, "not for profit" project. Here are the details:

Memoirs of a Royal Guard 2nd Edition Hardcover Printing

We are moving forward with the hardcover printing of Memoirs. I've done tons of number crunching and it looks like I'm right in the same ballpark as similar projects. I've also put together a spreadsheet so that you can see them too. No mystery here! Those are the costs as I know them or estimate them to be.

The Numbers

Here is the current process of how this will work.

Note: If this goes well and there is interest we will also be printing Crystal's Wishes 1 and 2, Secrets, Hopes, Trials, and maybe even Azurite.

1. If you want a book you need to make a deposit ($15.00 USD). Deposits are refundable until Painted Wave starts on the cover. That will be in roughly four weeks. Starting February 8th deposits are non-refundable UNLESS the project falls apart and we don't print. In that case we will refund every penny!

2. Deposits will be taken up until roughly March 7th. By that time we should be in a "go or no go" state. As long as we get at least 15 fans interested we're going to do this. 30 makes this really affordable and 60 puts it where I could only dream! We already have 13 as of this blog post. The more folks that make deposits the cheaper the final price will be.

3. After March 7th I'll open the book order. Anyone that made a deposit will have that deducted from the final cost of the book. If you don't order you forfeit your deposit. This is because pricing is based on order thresholds. If I'm expecting 30 orders, base everyone's price on 30, and then we only get 25, the 5 books still must be purchased or I have to go back and ask the other 25 for more money and I'm not going to do that. The deposits will offset the risk. Shipping will be unique to you so it could be more or less than the $10 quoted. Non-US assume more. A LOT MORE.

4. All books will be signed and numbered.

5. It is HIGHLY unlikely that there will be a second print run. Highly, highly, highly, highly unlikely. If you want a book this is it folks. There will not be a combined book, second run, or second chance most likely.

6. All "profits," if there are any (and I actually expect to be out of pocket a little bit), will be donated to charity.

Primary Order (US/Canda): Memoirs of a Royal Guard 2nd Edition
Backup Paypal (much higher fees) (All Others): Donate@quillnblade.com

Please don't delay or put this off if you genuinely want a book. The sooner we get the deposits in the sooner I can quote an exact price. Please send funds in USD!

Current Deposits: 13
Hello everyone! I know I don't have a ton of readers here on Deviant Art (FIM Fiction is kind of my spot) but I do know there are some of you that are only here. I didn't want you to miss out on this cool thing we're doing over at Quill & Blade. We're going to be taking our stories and turning them into hardcover physical books. This is a fan, "not for profit" project. Here are the details:

Memoirs of a Royal Guard 2nd Edition Hardcover Printing

We are moving forward with the hardcover printing of Memoirs. I've done tons of number crunching and it looks like I'm right in the same ballpark as similar projects. I've also put together a spreadsheet so that you can see them too. No mystery here! Those are the costs as I know them or estimate them to be.

The Numbers

Here is the current process of how this will work.

Note: If this goes well and there is interest we will also be printing Crystal's Wishes 1 and 2, Secrets, Hopes, Trials, and maybe even Azurite.

1. If you want a book you need to make a deposit ($15.00 USD). Deposits are refundable until Painted Wave starts on the cover. That will be in roughly four weeks. Starting February 8th deposits are non-refundable UNLESS the project falls apart and we don't print. In that case we will refund every penny!

2. Deposits will be taken up until roughly March 7th. By that time we should be in a "go or no go" state. As long as we get at least 15 fans interested we're going to do this. 30 makes this really affordable and 60 puts it where I could only dream! We already have 13 as of this blog post. The more folks that make deposits the cheaper the final price will be.

3. After March 7th I'll open the book order. Anyone that made a deposit will have that deducted from the final cost of the book. If you don't order you forfeit your deposit. This is because pricing is based on order thresholds. If I'm expecting 30 orders, base everyone's price on 30, and then we only get 25, the 5 books still must be purchased or I have to go back and ask the other 25 for more money and I'm not going to do that. The deposits will offset the risk. Shipping will be unique to you so it could be more or less than the $10 quoted. Non-US assume more. A LOT MORE.

4. All books will be signed and numbered.

5. It is HIGHLY unlikely that there will be a second print run. Highly, highly, highly, highly unlikely. If you want a book this is it folks. There will not be a combined book, second run, or second chance most likely.

6. All "profits," if there are any (and I actually expect to be out of pocket a little bit), will be donated to charity.

Primary Order (US/Canda): Memoirs of a Royal Guard 2nd Edition
Backup Paypal (much higher fees) (All Others): Donate@quillnblade.com

Please don't delay or put this off if you genuinely want a book. The sooner we get the deposits in the sooner I can quote an exact price. Please send funds in USD!

Current Deposits: 13

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DarknessAhead123 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student General Artist
hello and i dont know if i should thank you or be mad at you for making me love my little pony fanfiction.

And i love Memoirs of a Royal Guard it made me loking for more fanfiction
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AnzelPony Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you enjoyed it :D

It's okay to give in for enjoying the Fanfiction!
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DarknessAhead123 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student General Artist
i do read other fanfictions but mlp is new and i dont just know what to do but i can say this i am addicted to mlp fanfictions for the moment and memoirs of a royal guard helpd me to be awake 24 hours for the first time so i gues thank you
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AnzelPony Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome ^_^ 

I'd recommend some sleep.
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PonyJosiah13 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Can I ask you how you and your wife became fans of MLP?
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AnzelPony Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
We caught a youtube video about a guy analyzing why AppleJack didn't get a lot of episodes. It was very long and extremely deep. We just didn't understand how a cartoon like that could have such depth but we're very open minded. We watch the first two episodes and then binged it :D
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Equestria-Golden Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
wow, i really like your OC and "memoirs of a royal guard" !!!Suuu Kawaii [F2U] 
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AnzelPony Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Aww! Thank you so much ^_^

I really appreciate that.

I've actually been working on updating all of Memoirs but I haven't done it here on DA yet >_<
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Equestria-Golden Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
yay !!! do it ! i so wanna read it ! Do you roleplay as well ?
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AnzelPony Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure I'll get to it sometime soonish :D

The most up to date version is at quillnblade.com

I don't actually. At least not online. Occasionally on the table top!
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