Monday, January 25, 2010

My Misprint Saga Comes To A Climax


Okay, this weekend can official be classified as strange…and amusing.
You might have read in previous posts about the occasional misprints which have occurred with my book’s cover. Once it came out an interesting alien green and another time a definitive pink. I’ve blogged about it and laughed about it with my friends and family, but it was never a big deal. I just assumed mishaps were part of the process.
Then, on Saturday afternoon, I received a call from one of the managers at my publisher. He quickly began apologizing for the misprints….I’ve never mentioned it to my publisher!
Here’s where it begins to get weird.
Apparently, someone in the graphic art department of my publishers just happened upon my blog and then stumbled onto the most recent post I put up about the “pink edition.”
Horrified, she immediately called the manager, who in turned called me to discuss the issue. I told him I didn’t think it was that big of a deal, but he was quite disturbed by the idea. It seems this has only happened once before in the history of my publisher, and in that case the cover was much like mine in subtle color tones. So how are they going to fix this problem?
Instead of running off small batches of my book per request of the distributor or bookstores, they are going to print 500 copies of my book in one shot. Yes, 500 copies! Apparently, running large batches lessens the chance of misprints.
So, Only Angels Are Bulletproof has entered it’s very first large printing run…all because of a little too much pink and a little too much green.
Well, all I know for sure is this is a good time to start ordering books because the distribution time will be cut down by a few weeks.
….I’m thinking this is a good thing… :)

8 comments:

Brianna said...

*Giggles* Who would have thought things would turn out that way?! ;-) (You know, the picture of the various-colored editions of your book gives the impression you wrote a trilogy. LOL!)

Emily Ann Benedict said...

LOL. Actually, someone who commented on the last post about this subject called it my "color trilogy."

And here I thought I'd never be able to write a series. ;)

Cara Springer said...

Ha ha! Love it!

Your Favorite Neighbour said...

wow LOL that's pretty crazy ^_^ I would totally order one right now if I could :P
LOL you should save some of the misprints for someday when you're uber famous and you can sell them for more b/c they're rare :P

Diane said...

Funny! Let the super sale begin.

I'm running a giveaway on my blog if you want to link to it in your contest section.

www.dianeestrella.com

Emily Ann Benedict said...

Lol, yep, I've saved some of the misprints just for the fun of it. ;)

Nisa said...

Oh my! You're right. Way to look at it in a positive light.

Your bio had me chuckling because my husband and I just went out and bought ANOTHER bookshelf. lol

Emily Ann Benedict said...

Sooner or later I guess we'll run out of wall space for those bookcases...that's a scary thought. LOL

Thanks for following!