FAQ: Acheron & Styxx: House of Didymos
For the most up-to-date information about the status of our project, check our project updates on Kickstarter!

How do we contact you?

Email us directly with all questions about your Backerkit Preorder or Kickstarter Pledge at [email protected].

Last updated: December 01, 2023 14:06

What if I move before you ship my items?

If you move before all the items are finished shipping you will be able to update your mailing address. Email your old and new address to [email protected] and we will make the update for you. You MUST contact us directly, we are not responsible if your order has been generated to be filled and you update the address yourself on Kickstarter or Backerkit. Last minute changes will not be updated in all the necessary files.

Last updated: April 03, 2024 11:54

Where are my books? Updated 12/1/23

We have shipped Volumes 1 and 2 and the ebook links for those volumes are on your order page. If you make a purchase going forward from today, you will receive the first 2 Volumes now. We are still working on Volumes 3, 4 and 5 and expect them to be ready sometime in 2024. There have been delays we did not expect. All of the Mystery boxes have been mailed. The items in the last 3 boxes were mailed together to get them in you hands before the holidays.

Last updated: December 01, 2023 14:13

Can I get a refund or cancel my order? Updated 5/16/23

At this point in our project it is too late to cancel or issue a refund on pre-orders from Kickstarter that have had the payment processed. There are NO refunds on digital items after they have been delivered. We are not able to monitor all incoming orders, please be sure you are not placing a duplicate order. New Backerkit orders and duplicate orders, will be assessed a 25% processing fee if asked to cancel after the charge is placed. Once they begin shipping, no refund will be available.

Last updated: December 01, 2023 14:13

Who pays VAT and IOSS?

Backers are responsible for VAT, IOSS or any other taxes/fees unique to their country.

Last updated: August 15, 2023 18:02

USPS says my package was delivered. I don't see it. What do I do?

We send you an email with a USPS tracking number so you can keep a watch out for your packages. When the USPS marks a package delivered and you do not have it, you need to contact your actual postal carrier and your local post office the very next day so they can see if the driver remembers where they left it and recover it. You can get your local post office to reimburse you directly for a package they mis-delivered and cannot get back. We understand your frustration, but monitoring your deliveries is your responsibility. We are a very small company and unlike Amazon or Walmart we cannot afford to reship packages that have been “delivered”, we are also not responsible for “porch pirates” in your area. Be sure you provide us with a secure address for mailing your items.

Last updated: August 09, 2023 12:09

Where are my books? Updated 5/16/23

We have posted constant updates on Kickstarter, FaceBook, Youtube, and in Sherrilyn’s newsletter on the progress of the books. It will take us several weeks to unpack the books, have them signed, pack the orders, ship the orders, and carry the packages to the post office. They are being processed in waves as fast as we can by our small family staff. You will receive an email with tracking numbers when your books ship. Thank you for supporting our project and for your patience while we prepare the orders.


Last updated: May 16, 2023 17:14

Where are my ebooks? Updated 5/16/23

Emails started going out on 5/3/23 with the link to your first two volumes. Did you check your Spam and Deleted folders? If you can’t find the email, you can access it from your Backerkit Survey Link.

Last updated: May 16, 2023 17:17

I'm having trouble downloading my ebooks to my Kindle.

If you are having issues downloading your ebooks, please see the update we posted on Kickstarter. Amazon just recently updated the Kindle to read epub files. We have posted three different methods other backers have provided us that have worked for them. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadowqueen/acheron-and-styxx-house-of-didymos/posts/3801214

Last updated: May 16, 2023 17:27

Is my payment going to come out immediately? Updated 5/16/23

The Kickstarter pledges were collected in 2022. If your original pledge failed and you did not update your credit card in Backerkit, then your order was canceled. All new orders as of today will have the credit cards processed within a week of placement. Then your order will join the queue behind the thousands of pre-orders we are currently mailing.

Last updated: May 16, 2023 17:36

Will I be able to get the t-shirts in my size?

At the end of the campaign, a survey will be sent to those backers who ordered Paladin boxes. We will ask for your size then. Sizes choices will be adult Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL. We do not know what will be in the boxes yet, this is in case a t-shirt is included for that month. Not every month will contain a t-shirt.

Last updated: May 16, 2023 17:50

Can I read the eBook on my device?

When the ebooks are published, you will be sent a link to your email and you will be able to download the ebook in the format needed for your device. The files will come as epubs and all readers/vendors are now taking epubs. For those with kindle devices, use the email you most often use, and later, if you need to, you can forward it to your own kindle address. If you use your kindle email, you won’t get our correspondences.

Last updated: May 16, 2023 17:50

Why can't I order the Slip Case for the books?

The slip case was a Stretch Goal that was not met on KickStarter. We are looking into having them made in the future, but until we have an exact count of how many we will need and see how much money is raised, we can’t price them out. We hope to offer them at a later date.

Last updated: June 16, 2022 16:03

I thought I would get the 5th volume free with my pledge?

The 5th volume was never offered for free with any pledge level. It was at one time listed as a Stretch Goal if $3.5 million was raised. As we did not look like we were going to reach that goal many fans requested if they could just buy it instead. We decided to remove it from the Stretch Goals and add it as an add-on to purchase.

Last updated: June 16, 2022 16:11

Can I get my books personalized?

Sherrilyn will be signing each and every physical book by hand, but we are just not able to offer personal messages or personalized names because of the tremendous amount of books this would involve. We would never be able to get them all signed and mailed out if we tried to do this.

Last updated: June 16, 2022 18:18

How much new content will there be?

Sherri is anticipating at least 75 pages (or more) per edition for a total of 300 new pages, which is the size of an additional novel from most authors. Please keep in mind that Sherri hasn’t added the content yet and is estimating the new scenes she wants to add.

If we meet our stretch goal, every back who has chosen a hardback option (or ebook) will receive a FIFTH volume for free. That volume will be a complete novel and it will reveal the long-awaited answer of WHO IS ACHERON’S FATHER :)

Last updated: April 24, 2022 16:23

Shipping Updates
For the most up-to-date information about the status of our project, check our project updates on Kickstarter!

Shipping for Volumes 3 and 4 and then volume 5 will begin sometime in 2024. We have posted many updates on the Kickstarter page about the progress of the project. Volumes 1 and 2 are available for shipping now. The ebooks are available when the print books are.

Last Updated At: 12/01/23
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