Print Delays & RESTITUTION
The text of our latest update from the Decoder homepage:
"I can say with certainty our printer has dealt with us in good faith, but ultimately our take away is that next time we'll need to start the boll rolling with them differently. The incidental lesson is that in the future we now know how easy some of those arrangements will be to make and we're excited to say... funding and publishing a magazine is definitely still doable, even in West Virginia. The spirit of hugs and an open internet lives in everyone that facilitated our little self-published weirdo-arts magazine in the mountains and beyond, wherever a Decoder writer's fingers meet keyboard."
We went on to describe how we'd mail the magazines before the end of the month. Unfortunately, our final layout was not properly marked in our printer's workflow and our first print run has come to us still containing the handful of errors we laboriously corrected earlier this year. Until we hear again from them directly (24 hours since our first delicately irate emails sprang forth) we can only assume what's at fault here, but we're still confident of a resolution.
To make up for the delay, at no extra cost to backers, we would like to offer to ship copies of our Editorial Proofs to any $20+ contributor. These copies are more than 90% correct and perfect-bound (same as the final copies); some images were accidentally excluded from a color spread, our coverage of Pittsburgh's VIA festival is unfortunately cut off (to the tune of a few lines of text) midway, and a few miscellaneous errors remain uncorrected.We will include an inventory with copies of what text will change, so that affected articles aren't necessarily the first ones that you stumble into - in case you'd rather wait to read them in their correct entirety.
If your contribution was or exceeded $20, we've got a copy waiting for you. To claim it, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with your up to date mailing address.
Thanks for your continued patience and support!