I woke up this morning, March 7, and sleepily crawled to the computer. Turned it on to check my emails.
Then I saw it: Fred sent me a personal message. The book has arrived!
Ahhh, yes. We tried sending him this book for a couple of months now. You see, Europe is not exactly renowned for countries with lesser economical environments. In other words, sending something all the way to the USA is a pain (especially in the wallet).
In our case, sending a padded package would’ve cost us 10% of my monthly salary. I couldn’t afford it. A padded envelope would’ve been obviously the right choice, but as far as I understood the post office did not have any on that particular day. How silly is that?!
We had ordered a copy from CreateSpace (which has its headquarters in the USA), with the help of a friend and it arrived at his place. We did so in order to be able to leave a personal, nice message to Fred-to thank him for reading and reviewing our book. We went to our friend’s place, signed the book and that was that.
We then, with the help of this friend that had much more time on his paws, tried sending the book in the best affordable way for us. As Fred said, apparently the post office didn’t like the way we write our numbers. Perhaps with roman numerals we would’ve had luck. :))
Book came back to our friend. He let us know. I waited for another month to grab my salary, sent our friend the money so he could send it again.
Fred, we’re really sorry for the way the package arrived. We only went through this big ordeal to make sure we could write something nice to you on one of the first pages of the book.
“Trap Me!” was and is printed by CreateSpace. It even says “Made in USA” on the last page. The company’s policy did not specify that we should mention the publisher anywhere in the manuscript. ??? Awkward, huh?
Well, we’re just glad that was over with. Really sorry about the way the post offices treated the package. Next time, we’ll write “Caution: Contains Ponies!” on it, so they’ll be gentler. :))
Thank you for setting on the quest to review “Trap Me!” We hope you’ll like it!
As for the font… It was never compared to Hitler’s preferred font, I’ll give you that. Made us chuckle. Don’t burn it after the review, please.