Friday, July 20, 2012

AlphaTangle - Vintage

I wanted to give you all the heads up that I am getting near the bottom of the last pile of AlphaTangle books.

Design Originals reprinted it, with the red cover, and those are still available. The newer version is nice because the images are a bit larger with better printing, and there is an added section in front with the basics of how to do Zentangle®.


I will admit that I still prefer the original (vintage) edition with the black cover. For those of you who are newer to my blog and/or the world of Zentangle...
AlphaTangle was the first book about Zentangle and I self-published it in 2009. It was meant to serve as inspiration by offering up each tangle, sorted by first letter, actually IN each letter. It wasn't meant to educate or do anything serious. I have heard from people who used it as a workbook - as they learned a new tangle, they drew the steps on the opposite page, others took the book apart and rebound it with a coil binding, others created posters from the pages to use in their classrooms... ( I made posters, by the way, to save you some trouble :-) ) And, if the disc is removed from the green-boxed Zentangle kit, then this little book will fit in the box. Cool.

I have a bunch of the books listed in my Etsy shop, but I am no longer offering this book at wholesale for CZTs or other shops. There are too few left and I can't reprint as long as Fox Chapel is still printing it. I used to sell it on Amazon and if you want a chuckle, take a look at the "used" books that are being offered... $100... $129.68?! Seriously? If you want to pay that much for my adorably teeny book, why not support the artist and send the $100 directly to me? I'll send you a "brand new" - un-used copy... I'll sign it... I'll even draw in it for you! Heck, for $100 you can get ALL my books.... signed. With collector bookmarks and stickers... and tattoos. Good grief. :-)

Oh, so the point is, if you don't yet have your own copy of AlphaTangle, or you want to get one for a friend - for Xmas or something - better get it now. While it's still available for only $9.99. Whattadeal. Only $9.99 for the first Zentangle book EVER published. And still the CUTEST Zentangle book ever published. ;-D
I mean, a spine and a hardcover are seriously over-rated, right?

8 comments:

  1. I ended up ordering the red cover version last summer, when the brown one was going for $100 plus. I wish I had ordered it from you, so I could have had it signed. At least I have a signed, 1st edition of your Children's book. :)

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  2. This is one of our favorite ones, actually! Both my daughters, but particularly my youngest one (six and a half)still use it all the time and we've had it over a year now. Knowing the new value of it, perhaps I should take it from it's current place - as a leveler for one of the Littlest Pet's houses lol! Since they usually take it from there, look at it, draw something, put it back, maybe I shouldn't . . . they don't do that with any other book as much as this one!

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    1. Ok - this may just be the funniest comment I've ever received!! :-) Thanks for being so honest - I've always wondered what happened to my books when they go out into the world. And they are very similar in thickness to a shim!

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  3. hahaha! i have this already, but if we're talking tattoos here - i may have to reconsider - hahaha! seriously, i may have to get one just to have you autograph it! :) have a great weekend!

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    1. It's good incentive! And I made the tattoos for the Fashionista book. When I send out my books, I always put in a special bookmark - a different one for each book. Since Fashionista is a "coloring book" it seemed silly to put a regular bookmark in it. So I include a strip of "body stickers" instead. Someday, I may get around to listing them on Etsy so everyone can get some. :-)

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  4. Thanks for the heads up! The etsy pictures show just what a cute little book it is. I'm sure it will be a great reference too. I did a little Christmas shopping, and one for me too of course! I'd love to have you sign them! I'd even let you "tattoo" me if I met you in person, with a marker, not a needle!

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    1. Great! I'll put some tattoos in with your book too. :-) And I can't imagine drawing with a needle? I've seen beautiful tattoos, but... ah, shiver. I have three tiny tattoos (from radiation when I was a kid) and I remember they hurt SO much. But I am still fascinated by them and continue to draw and stick things on my skin.

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  5. Arnoldo - the red book is good too - the signing thing.... I do have some little stickers that I can sign for you and you can put in your books.

    If anyone would like a signed "bookplate" to add to your unsigned copies that's no problem. Just send me a "SASE" - that's a stamped, self-addressed envelope. :-) And tell me which book you need the bookplate for.

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