And, somehow, they’ve ended up being a barely break-even proposition for me. After I ship them out, I’m probably going to end up losing a little cash. Not quite sure how that happened, but I’ll need to rethink my approach to future volumes so they’re not quite so financially tenuous. In retrospect, I probably should have just had the publisher do direct mailings to buyers, but I had this silly notion of a personal touch or some such.
Anyway, it looks like they won’t quite make Christmas despite my best efforts; apparently the publisher prints large quantities more slowly than single books. So that’s annoying. But at least I have New Year’s plans now!
Also, I wrote a follow-up to yesterday’s post over at 1UP. Brace yourself for pure crotchetiness! Also, I found out yesterday that my title has been transmuted from — I believe — “Senior Editor, Expanded Content” to “Executive Editor, Blogs.” So I guess you can expect a lot more of this sort of thing, among others.