Package Madness

Oh, the glamorous life of an editor and publisher! The long three-martini lunches! The gala events in glittering penthouses! The hours upon hours spent hunched over a table packing and labeling boxes…


Yeah, it’s a lot more of the latter and less of the former, at least at a small publishing house. I spent about four hours last night wrapping, packing, and shipping various orders. And that’s not counting the time I’ll spend in line at the post office today – most of the boxes are pre-paid, but there’s a few packages that have to get sent internationally, and that involves waiting in line. While shuffling along a six-foot stack of boxes. Yeah. Fun times!

And since a picture of a giant stack of boxes (for reference, the higher of the two stacks is about 3.5 feet tall) isn’t all that exciting – much like my life – I figured I’d also snap a few pictures of the sort of things going in those boxes. Exclusive, handbound copies of Pilgrim of the Sky, in all their velvet-damask glory…

(and if you think the packing and shipping took a long time, you do not want to know how long those handbound editions took to make…)

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5 Responses to “Package Madness”

  1. Anonymous February 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    But my God, those hardbound copies are GORGEOUS.

  2. Patti February 14, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Beautiful handbound books!

  3. Candlemark & Gleam February 14, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Velveted damask with silver silk tapes and black endpapers, signed in silver ink. They’re not bad.

  4. Candlemark & Gleam February 14, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    They’d better be beautiful, after all I went through to make them, hah!


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