I’m sorry for the long wait between updates. The end is in sight. Here’s where we stand.
All five volumes are completely printed. Binding is almost finished—three of the five volumes are completely bound, while the remaining two are in the finishing stages and will be bound by October 7. I spoke with one of our contacts at Kösel yesterday, and he has confirmed the entire order will be ready—arranged in slipcases, packed into custom shipping boxes, and ready to send over the ocean—the first week of November or sooner.
The books, weighing in at a total of about 150 tons, will be loaded onto eight forty-foot shipping containers. Our international and domestic ocean freight and trucking logistics are lined up and ready to go.
What all of this means—and what I know many of you are anxious to hear—is that if everything goes smoothly, the books will arrive in port by late November to early December, which means that U.S. orders and most international orders should arrive in time for Chanukkah and Christmas.
We will be sending numerous reminders to have you confirm or, if necessary, update your address, along with clear instructions on how to do so.
If you have any questions (other than how to update your address), please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll do our best to get back to you within 48 hours.
I sincerely wish we had been able to deliver the finished product sooner. We did our best—and I’m confident that because we took the time we did, we have made the best books we could have shipped to you. The editorial team, the researchers, the proofreaders, the scholars, and Kösel have all brought their expertise to the table to create something that I trust you’ll find enjoyable, enriching, and enduring.
That’s all for now. A more visual update is in the works, and will be posted soon.
Adam & co.