We're being invaded, of course, but that doesn't mean work on blogs, books and manuscripts have to stop.
On an unrelated note, a rescue mission of sorts took place on Friday at the distributors' side. One phone call and the editors in publishing and one or two colleagues were there in a flash.
My batch of rescued books. Will they all be read - preferably this year?
On staid Fridays, these rare phone calls from Distribution are a treat. We were like kids in a candy store.
Most are at least a year old and destined for pulping. Some could not be saved, including some Twilight-related publications (no huge loss there). But it's got me thinking.
Unfortunately, I didn't ask Distribution about any alternative recourse for to-be-pulped books. My understanding is that unsold items are written off and, when the time comes, are shipped off to their doom. Other than the annual warehouse sales, I don't know of any other ways (that don't involve money) to properly dispose of these books.
Now... how do I make time for these?