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A new Laura Kate Dale book!

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Hi All.

Thank you so much again everyone who picked up a Things I Learned From Mario's Butt. The response to the book was delightful, and it was lovely seeing so many people have fun reading through it.

I'm dropping you a message today to let you know that I have another new book currently crowdfunding on Unbound.

The book is called Who Hunts The Whale?, and it is a novel I'm writing alongside…

Mario's Butt is Finalised For the Printers

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Hey Everyone

So, in long overdue news, the final version of Things I Learned From Mario's Butt is locked in. We're done. Every backer's name is in the book, every page has been checked by a bunch of editors, and we're preeeeety sure there's no spelling erros left, fingers crossed haha.

The final version of the book that will be sent to the printers is done, and at some point in the next few…

Covid-19 and Mario's Butt - A Release Date Update

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Hello everyone, Laura here, author of Things I Learned From Mario's Butt.

Let's address the elephant in the room, Covid-19 is a thing, and it's causing a lot of disruption around the world to a lot of different industries. One of those is physical book publishing.

I had hoped my book launch wouldn't be impacted too much, Things I Learned From mario's Butt is essentially finished and was until…

Page Layout Samples are Finally Ready - Your First Look at How the Finished Book Will Look

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Hey everyone!

So, good news, we've had out first design samples for Things I Learned From Mario's Butt back from the design team, and they're looking fantastic.

I've seen roughly the first 12 pages of the book, and while I don't want to spoil too much of the book's content, I did want to share a two page spread from the book here, so you could all see what the finished book should look like.…

Mario's Butt Has a Release Window

Monday, 11 November 2019

Hello All

I know things have been a little slow on the news front for Things I Learned From Mario's Butt, but I have been waiting until I have some substantial news to share.

The short version - We have a release month planned, October 2020.

I know that may be a little further in the future than some of you may have been hoping, but I promise the wait will be worth it. This is the most proud…

Book Nearly Done - Robert Yand Interview Added

Monday, 28 January 2019

Hello Everyone


Update time again on the book, and in terms of the text it's pretty much done. I've taken this week off my day job to make sure it's edited and finished to perfection, but the book is maybe a couple of afternoons from being sent over to the publisher which is the first real step towards it being in your hands.

Additionally, I would like to announce that I have secured an…

I've finished my text for the book!

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Hey everyone

So, here's an update on the progress on the book. Put simply, I have finished writing my text for the book. This is the vast majority of the book's final wordcount, my reviews of individual character butts, and that portion of the book is now complete.

In terms of art, our artist Zack is working very hard right now on all the character sketches, and we're approving or revising them…

85% Funded, This is Nearly a Reality!

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Hey Everyone

Sorry the last month or so has been a little light on updates on the book, promoting it and handling managing contributions while we try to hit the funding goal has become more of a full time job than expected. However, I've got a quiet lunch break free today, so time to update everyone on where the book is at.

We've added several new contributors to the book since we first launched…

50% Funded - A Full List of Franchises

Friday, 26 October 2018

Two weeks in, and here we are half way to funded. It has been an amazing few weeks, and I can’t thank everyone enough for all their support.

So, to celebrate hitting 50% funded, I’m going to be releasing a full list of the franchises I personally will be reviewing characters from for Things I Learned From Mario’s Butt. This isn’t a full list of characters, it doesn’t include those covered by developer…

A Couple more Guest Butt Critics

Friday, 19 October 2018

Just a quick public update, we have a couple more guest butt critics who have been secured for the book, which means a few more pages of additional art being added too.

Youtuber Slowbeef is confirmed, and will be doing a butt review at some point in the book.

Additionally, for any of you who enjoy Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged or Dragon Ball Z Abridged, I can confirm we will be having guest butt reviews…

Well, Today's the big day!

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Today has been en emotionally overwhelming day for me already, and I just wanted to drop all you early backers a thank you for helping get this all off to such a good start.

I first had the idea for Things I Learned From Mario's Butt around four years ago, in fact I recently had a FaceBook memory from August 2014 pop up on my feed reminding me about my earliest attempts to make this book a reality…

Publication date: February 2021
130% funded
1045 backers