Printing and shipping schedule
27 days ago
– Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 06:06:01 AM
We've had the normal back and forth with the printer to make sure the files are good to go for print. Everything is now sorted and we have our schedule for printing and shipping. Here it is:
Ok to print: Sept 08
F&Gs ex China: Sept 29
Ok to bind: Oct 06
(Factory is closed from Oct 01-07 due to China National Holiday)
Advances ex China: Oct 19
Ok to ship: Oct 22
RTS date: Oct 26
ETD HK: Nov 01
ETA Gerlach, NV89412: Dec 10 (This is based on normal shipment, a possible delay will be incurred due to the port congestion)
What the above means is that we should have the printed pages by September 29th and assuming they look ok, they'll start binding them in early October. Our international shipper is ready to go and should be shipping out the international backer books in November. Domestic backers will have to wait for the boat, and that's the major bottleneck affecting most U.S.-based businesses right now (to say nothing of the lack of long-haul truckers post-pandemic).
The one issue we're still deciding how to handle is the small number of backers who pledged to get a signed copy of the hardcover. We promised that reward in a world where we thought we'd be able to meet up at conventions and get the books signed. Given the state of things and to prevent further delays for those backers, we're probably going to just refund them the difference and not do the signed books. But we'll reach out to those folks separately.
As always, thanks for your support!
-The Hearts of Wulin team