Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Printless in St. Louis - Take 4

The new printer dropped off a revised proof at my house yesterday morning. Kudos to him for not making me drive back to their shop since they had goofed up the previous proof. The new proof has better color resolution on the cover than any of the four different shades I had received from PAS Printing Company. I will say, though, that I don't think the inside text is quite as crisp. I only noticed it when I compared book number one to book number two with my cheater-readers on, so it is not that big of a deal. I admit it - I'm beat down. I just want 100 decent looking books so that I'll be ready for the two book signings this weekend. I don't want to have to think about printing again for a long while. I've been assured I'll have the books in a couple of days. We'll see...

In the afternoon I stopped by my local city hall to fill out the paperwork to operate a business out of my home. It was interesting to read all the things I can't do here in Mayberry. They will run a background check on me, and if I pass that test then I'll receive my license. Which is good until December 31. Isn't that a bummer? In January I'll have to fork over another $35 for next year's license. I considered telling them I won't start the business out of my home until January, but I'm such a Girl Scout that I just couldn't do it. How many books do I have to sell to make all this worthwhile? Oh yeah, as Jim reminds me, it is not about the money.