Monday, February 25, 2008

Be Wary of Setting Precedents

Here we are again on a rather beautiful day in Houston--we get about ten of them a year and so it's difficult to resist the temptation to go sit on the deck for a few hours. Alas.

All of the refunds have been sent out as of Friday and should be arriving within the next two days. I abhor doing mass mailings; we're not really set up to do them and, due to some bastardized offspring of Murphy's Law and the Peter Principle, our machines all seem to seize up when I ask them to start printing mailing labels. Nonetheless! those are complete.

We have an ETA of between April 14th and 18th for the first set of VE books--Volumes 1-7. In addition, the second set of books--Volumes 8-19--are beginning to hit second pass proofing, so things are moving along nicely.

I checked on what kind of leather "Taratan II" is meant to be and received the following description from Transcontinental:

Taratan II is a bonded leather. Lido grain is one of the embossing patterns available in the Taratan II bonded leather. It is made by a company named Cromwell. The thickness is 0.35mm.

I've received an acceptable number of initial responses concerning a Virginia Edition version of Variable Star, all of whom also seemed interested in getting Bill Patterson's Biography of Heinlein as well. In a month or so, I'll start putting out feelers on the status of those and do a more formal inquiry to the subscribers about whether or not they'd want the volumes.

Until next time


Zarf said...

"We have an ETA of between April 14th and 18th for the first set of VE books--Volumes 1-7."

WOOOO-HOOOO!!!!!!! Great news! (Just make sure you don't print the shipping labels on your office printer!)

Zarf said...

BTW, the Cromwell website with info on their Tartan II product line can be found at: