Ebooks Ahoy!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Mammoth is Mopey ebook is now ready for fulfillment. For $7, you receive the book in EPUB and PDF formats. If you were a backer of our Indiegogo campaign or have ordered the book via this website, you should have already received an email from us providing a download link. If not, please email us at contact(at)mammothismopey(dot)com and we’ll send it lickety-split.

The ebook version isn’t simply a digital collection of print book pages. Instead, we’ve expanded it to twice its original length. A new section, “Meet Mammoth and Friends,” provides more information about each animal. We present information about where they’re from and when they lived with map and timeline graphics. You’ll learn about their size, and each page includes a short text about natural history concepts – anything from broad approaches to fossil interpretation used by paleontologists to specifics of the families the animals belong to.

Working on the new “Meet Mammoth and Friends” material was tricky! Since these illustrations are not meant to be rigorously accurate life restorations in the way proper paleoart is, they don’t always have proper proportions. Synapsids in the family Caseidae were tiny-headed, barrel-bodied critters, for sure, but Cozy Cotylorhynchus exaggerates it a bit. Still, we think we offer a pretty good, rough idea of how large the animals were using our scale indicator graphic: a young girl named Rose and her pet terrier, Gregory.

A sample page from the "Meet Mammoth and Friends" section of the ebook.
A sample page from the “Meet Mammoth and Friends” section of the ebook.

Watch this space in the near future for even more fun information about the stars of Mammoth is Mopey. Pick up your ebook today, and remember that every hardcover order includes the ebook, too!

July Update

Mammoth is Mopey hardcover book June flew by, didn’t it? Since our exhibition at Wonderlab opened, we have been in full-on fulfillment mode. Packaging buttons (all 1,026!), ordering and signing prints, filling out customs forms, and numbering every book in the edition of 1,000. Now the packages are all stuffed and it’s time to send them to their new homes.

The next major task on the plate is for David to finish up the ebook. He decided to add quite a bit of information to the electronic version of Mammoth is Mopey (it’s more than twice the length of the hardcover version), explaining more about what scientists have discovered about the animals, what their relatives were like, and why David illustrated them the way he did. Now that he doesn’t have to balance working on that with fulfilling Indiegogo orders and working his day job, he can focus on wrapping it up. We will be back with another announcement when those download codes are going out.

When we look at these boxes of books and packages ready to ship, it really is staggering to think about that roller coaster six weeks this spring when we ran our Indiegogo campaign. We worked hard to stay positive when we worried that the campaign would not succeed. That optimism was a bit easier due to the unsolicited advocacy of so many folks on social media. Wonderful reviews from Emily Willoughby, Mark Witton, Chris DiPiazza, Erich Bacher, and The Finch and Pea were especially motivational, and sent traffic to the campaign that translated to pledges.

At the risk of sounding repetitive: Thank you to all of our supporters!