Happily Ever After

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Perplexed By Printers

by admin - 20:58 on 13 April 2013

Long-term readers will recall the several dramas we endured when The Bumper Book of Black Isle Snappery was printed for the first (and second) time: pages that fell out, missed deadlines, questionable print quality. Then we found Tigger and Co at Findhorn and our problems were at an end.

But business is business, and when another firm gave us a much better quote to print our calendar we deserted Findhorn in favour of Devon.

Yesterday I saw the fruit of its labours: everything we asked for, with one tiny exception – the back page, which featured thumbnail snaps of the attractions inside, designed to entice potential purchasers, had become the inside page. The back was blank. Oh dear.

Fortunately, the Devonians have not attempted to wriggle out of responsibility. On Monday a courier will collect six boxes and speed them down south where the mistake will be rectified and perfect calendars returned, after which they'll go on sale for £7.50 each, plus P&P where necessary.

The Great Calendar Crisis meant that none could go on sale at today's Cromarty market, but the inexplicable lack of customers meant that wasn't such a loss. I'd hoped for crowds, as the Crime Weekend is in full swing, but fans of detective fiction were clearly elsewhere.

Val McDermid did take a turn around the hall, and even stopped to browse through my prints, but failed to buy any. This was most discourteous, considering how many of her books I've bought. Maybe my snaps weren't gory enough. There's no pleasing some people.

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