480 mile journey yesterday to get 11 boxes of (150) books. Wasn't sure my suspension would take it. Bloody heavy to say the least.
Saturday evening in the Millar household was something like this....
I was a bit worried how the 2nd run would turn out, with using a different printer and non glossy paper and being substantially cheaper etc. In fact I was very pleasantly surprised. These printers did a fantastic job both in quality and speed...12 day turnaround as opposed to 4 months for the first bunch...tossers!!!!
Obviously the images are better with glossy or slightly glossy paper, but the 2nd run turned out great. Some of the images which were saturated blues are a bit worse but 99% of the rest turned out great. Actually the paper is a brighter white and the contrast of black text on paper seems slightly better in the 2nd run. The second run doesn't have the signature page which I thought was only fair as it makes the first run unique.
I did a couple of side by side photos but you couldn't see any difference so I haven't posted them.
Over 50 of the 2nd run books are gone already. Considering that there has been virtually no advertising or reviews in magazines etc, I'm gobsmacked at the response. I'm now going to send books to magazines to see if they will review it. I'd really like to see the stories read by many, many more people.
For those who ordered the 2nd run, I'll have them on their way Monday. For those who bought the watch / book combo, the final 50 1st run books were shipped to Doxa last week. I would expect they will start shipping the outstanding books next week.