As there is no launch event this year, the arrangements for distribution will be as follows:
The Subscribers' Edition purchasers will have the opportunity of collecting their books at the Fleetville Diaries meeting at Fleetville Community Centre from 7pm this Wednesday, 24th April. If you do not normally attend an FD meeting, you will be very welcome to join us on that occasion.
The remainder of St Albans deliveries will be made personally on Thursday. If you are not in when I call, a further attempt will be made on Friday.
Books to addresses beyond St Albans, including abroad, will be dispatched by courier – rather than Royal Mail, as its prices have just increased – on Friday.
If you have asked to be contacted when the book is published I will do so on Monday 29th, with the expectation that books will be sent out that day or Tuesday.
I will handle new phoned or email inquiries as the opportunity arises between the above, with books sent out as soon as possible. But please avoid phoning on Sunday 28th April.
To simplify matters initially, I will assume that all books leaving here will be author-signed on the title page.
It all sounds very exciting, doesn't it!
Please feel free to call if you have not received your book by Saturday 4th May; that will provide some extra time, just in case delivery from the printer is not on the day stated.