Friday, July 14, 2017
Weird How the World Works
The last thing I was waiting on were the bookmarks I ordered. The package arrived yesterday. I gleefully ripped it open and...
...they were definitely NOT my bookmarks. Mine were black with the cover of Blood Magick on the front and a list of the Bloodlines series on the back.
The ones in my hand were beautiful pink swirls with a prayer and the name of a pastor on them.
Definitely NOT mine.
So I call the printing company. At first, the young lady who took my call thought I was complaining about my bookmarks because apparently I'd messed up the upload, and the bleed was really screwed up.
Me: "No, no, no. That's not the problem. I didn't even get my BLACK ones. These are PINK!"
Print Company Lady: "Oh. OHHHH! First, I'm going to fix yours so they print correctly."
Me: "Wait! Will you be able to get them to me before my book signing on the 20th?"
Print Company Lady: "I'm going to send it expedited shipping. You'll have them by Tuesday, the 18th."
It took the poor gal nearly a half-hour and a fresh upload from me to get the file to where she was satisfied. While she was working, she put me on hold for a moment. When she came back on, she was giggling.
PCL: "My co-worker saw your book cover. She says it looks like something she would read. Is it on Kindle?"
Me (totally flabbergasted): "Uhhhh, yes."
After another few minutes, she had me look at the new version to make sure it was acceptable. (She did a fabulous job!) After she confirmed my order would be reprinted at no cost and sent via expedited shipping, she asked again whether my books were on Kindle. I affirmed that they were indeed.
Then I thanked her profusely for her help, and we ended the call.
Very bizarre end to the situation. I don't know if the co-worker will download Blood Magick, but hopefully I made a good impression by not acting like a shrieking harpy over the mistake.
I will be at the Author Fair at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library on Thursday, July 20th, from 6-8 p.m.