Well, after 1 1/2 years, we have the first issue with our printer on our hands (at least as far as we know), in that we were sent a box of books that had serious print quality issues, such as color casts and bleeding inks. This is obviously a bit annoying, though thankfully most of these books were intended as ARCs, so it won’t affect order fulfillment. Still, Tenant B and I have spent most of this evening taking pictures of or scanning covers as a result, and then forwarded them to the printer with a note requesting that the bad copies be replaced with copies of merchantable quality. We shall see whether their customer service will continue to be as excellent as it has been so far.
Other than that, we’ve been busy reading, editing, and generally working towards our upcoming releases for the next year. I have a slew of e-mails to write to various authors this weekend, and maybe do a tiny bit of prep work for our taxes because things are going to get very busy in that arena come January. Then it’ll be time to wrap up everything that can be wrapped up next week before I embark upon the annual 10,000-mile round trip to visit various relations for vaguely holiday-related carousing and hijinks.
I hope everyone has a great season of merriment and such!