About your balance…

Ah, money… let’s see.

A number of subscribers haven’t made their last payment, so I am sending out statements tonight. If you get an statement with a balance, but you don’t owe me anything, that’s not outside the bounds of reason. Just look at my numbers, and let me know what I’m missing. If you recently sent money, perhaps in the last 3 days, then my statement may not reflect it.

Also, someone sent me a wire within the last 3 days. Here’s the squirrelly thing about wires. When they show up in my bank account, they don’t have your name. They don’t have your bank’s name. Just a list of numbers, perhaps random, perhaps not. But I haven’t matched recent e-mail to the date on the wire, so you may get a statement that doesn’t reflect a payment. Sorry.

You may see that I charged you $180 for shipping and handling, and you live in the States. My mistake. Believe it or not, at least two people have moved from the States to the EU during the course of this little adventure, or the other way around, and I’ve had to adjust shipping for them. About four people ordered two sets, two of them don’t go to the same continent. So if your account seems wrong: it may very well be… bear with me, send me a note, whatever you feel is appropriate.

I owe some of you money: in a couple of cases, as much as $50 or $70. Give me a few weeks, and I’ll return it via PayPal. This  is because a few people paid higher shipping than they should have, or included PayPal fees on checks.

The cupboard is getting bare. If you want a second set, think hard and fast. I don’t know that I have any sets left. I am holding a few against shipping losses, but I plan to sell them once my original subscribers all have books. I will also give you, the original subscribers who fronted money before the books were printed, first shot at whatever is left. I may or may not have a second print run: to be honest, this has been harder than I anticipated.

After the last books ship in about a week, I will ask here in the blog if you have received your books, and possibly send out a blind e-mail to that effect. Check your books: I cannot replace books with missing pages once I don’t have books. I will have to have a block printed for you, and rebound into your covers. This is the dark side of a small press: I do not have 100 sets sitting in storage. For one thing, I couldn’t afford it; for another, my wife would look askance at the boxes of books. I don’t like those looks, so I don’t store too many books.

Any questions, drop me a note.


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