Re: Mailing stuff for Judy etc.
Ah, Chris -- if I could see into the future I'd be running the world
(which, needless to say, would be a much better place):
When I originally laid out Post-Factory, I chose 9-1/4 inches wide by
11-1/4 inches high (trimmed size) because I'd been editing a women
artists' publication (which, if memory serves, had 5000 subscribers in
colleges & libraries !), and we found that folks took their issues to, for
instance, the university copy office & ran off 40 or so copies they handed
out to entire classes, distributed at fairs & panels, etc., etc., which,
besides breaking the law, was annoying, as we were very non-profit and our
price was anyway close to the bone.
So I chose a size (easily printed by offset on a web press that did 6
pages per plate) not so easily copied. Now that I'm reprinting early
issues digitally, which requires a slightly smaller size (pages made
slightly smaller by digital magic) they might fit into those flat-rate
envelopes, but that's only #1-3 (and I've sworn that when #4 runs out,
it's OVER !) and the total pile still won't go into two of them -- not
just the area but the thickness. (Then again, that was a while back --
maybe there's a larger envelope now? I'll try again, tho as I recall they
don't fit into two domestic flat-rates.)
Meanwhile, of course, when I want to copy an article on my own copy
machine (as I recently did for a friend P-F had run a couple of articles
on who had changed assistants & lost track of particulars), I have to
paste two sheets together to make a page -- a LOT more trouble than it
(Then again some folks DO see into the future, but nobody listens to
Meanwhile & however, thanks for the suggestion -- I'll try it.
On Sun, 8 Feb 2009, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:
OHhhh, I haven't been following this closely as I am madly gumming it up, but I send my two books all over the world in those flat rate envelopes--I think they are $11.95 for all you can stuff in, Judy. I just stuffed a PF into one and multiples fit. The Experimental book weigh 1 1/2 lb and fits in there fine. Granted, it is quite expensive and eats up my profits (in the US it is about $5, much cheaper than overseas), but I know the book arrives safe and quickly so the customer is happy and I've only had two snafus in the packages taking long--one to South Africa and once an odd one to England which both took about 3 weeks to get there!! Even if you had to use 2 envelopes for all of them, Judy, that would only be a total of $24 and the envelopes are free. Chris __________________ Christina Z. Anderson http://christinaZanderson.com/ __________________ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Sweet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 1:39 PM Subject: Re: More to see in NYC (Hint: Sookang Kim) Hi Judy I am glad I bought my PF series before the postage rates went up. But even in these rapacious times USPS offers a concessional rate for printed matter sent in "M-Bags". The concession may be motivated by a desire to encourage international cultural exchange, although the criteria are fairly broad: http://pe.usps.gov/text/imm/immc2_024.htm#ep967275 Posting to Denmark an M-Bag weighing not more than 11 pounds would cost you $44. Regards Don Sweet ----- Original Message ----- From: "Judy Seigel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2009 6:45 PM Subject: Re: More to see in NYC (Hint: Sookang Kim) On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, Vedos wrote:Lieber Herr Unterberg, as you live in Germany (?) it might be easiest for you to order yourPost-Factory Journals from Günter Ströbele, Lotus View Camera, Austria:http://lotusviewcamera.at/ That's where I ordered mine... -JaloThanks Jalo, that would be great if they have any left. I was in the United Parcel office yesterday & asked the price of shipping 9 issues to Denmark -- it was $94 US. Same price at Fed Ex. (Is that collusion or price fixing?) I'll be at the US post office tomorrow & ask the same thing. Meanwhile, this does kind of cut out anything but e-mail (and the post office wonders where their customers went ??!!) J.