sixteenth November 2022
I’ve been quiet for some time as behind the scenes myself and the US group have been busy attending to the underside of the Nice American Paper Caper…
Right here’s what we’ve found…
- Printing Errors. Very sadly some copies of the US version of Rooms of Marvel have a printing error. I’m so extremely sorry. We work exhausting to attempt to carry you an exquisite e-book every time we publish a brand new title, so to have this go improper on the printers is so upsetting. We’re chatting with our printers to search out out precisely why this occurred and keep away from it ever taking place once more.
- Wrinkles. Now we have realized that delicate wrinkles close to the sting of the web page are typically made by clamps. That is apparently frequent, however the thicker colouring e-book paper makes it extra apparent. Personally, I don’t need these wrinkles there, so we’re methods to reduce or keep away from this sooner or later. Extra to return on that quickly.
- New Paper. Just a few months in the past, we needed to swap to a brand new paper as a result of my unique US printer decommissioned the press, and no different US printers may print on the unique thick paper. I need to maintain my books reasonably priced and accessible, so we switched the paper. I spoke about this variation in interviews and dwell movies, however didn’t write this info down anyplace, so it got here as a shock to lots of you if you found that Rooms of Marvel within the US was printed on a brand new, white paper. I’m sorry people – I ought to have communicated this this in writing as effectively, and I sincerely apologise for the frustration
- Paper Queries. I shared that after in depth testing, I selected the identical paper as Kerby Rosane’s makes use of within the US. I’d seen unimaginable colouring in his books, so I knew it was an amazing basis in your colouring. Some colourists had been involved that their books had been printed on a special paper to the Kerby books, so we had a number of these books shipped again to the Penguin HQ to be examined. Fortunately, we discovered they had been all printed on the Kerby paper, phew! I feel it’s useful to remember that paper is a pure useful resource, so slight variations between batches is regular – no 2 timber are similar, so we’d all the time count on small variations between papers.
I can’t lie, this has been a difficult chapter for myself and the US group. We had been so unhappy and annoyed that our lovely new e-book didn’t attain lots of you completely and took each message and e mail severely. We’ve had some robust conversations and requested everybody concerned how we are able to put this proper. We’re making good progress right here. Thanks all in your understanding and persistence as we pieced this collectively and know that the work continues to be on-going.
A lot love,