- I have finally got a quote from the printers - our friends company turmned out to be too expensive - I guess because they are only a small business they could only do it for over Ã‚Â£400.00
. I was really desponant at first and worrying over how I would break the news to you all
In the end I chased up the high street printers again (as I am going on my hols tomorrow and wanted to be able to confirm the price before I went). The have just got back to me and they can do 175 copies of the book for Ã‚Â£180.25 - that's only just over Ã‚Â£1.00 per booklet which is amazing considering how big the booklet is going to be - I think they have given me a good quote because I did my last booklet through them.
There are 33 poems in the booklet, so if we each pay Ã‚Â£5.00 per poem that raises Ã‚Â£165.00. That leaves the additional Ã‚Â£15.25, but I am happy to pay the additional cost and keep the leftover 10 copies to distribute to some of the key medical advisors for the HMSA - Prof G, Prof B, Prof P, Dr H etc...
Here is a breakdown of our individual costs (to print the booklet):
Karen 73 - 1 poem - Ã‚Â£5.00 - 5 copies
Elliewelly - 2 poems - Ã‚Â£10.00 - 10 copies
MKing30 - 2 poems - Ã‚Â£10.00 - 10 copies
Sue New - 6 poems - Ã‚Â£45.25 - 40 copies (paid extra Ã‚Â£15.25)
Jakerleen's Son Dom - 1 poem - Ã‚Â£5.00 - 5 copies
Kit & Katie - 5 poems altogether - Ã‚Â£25.00 - 25 copies
Loosebones - 4 poems - Ã‚Â£20.00 - 20 copies
Sez - 3 poems - Ã‚Â£15.00 - 15 copies
Hannah - 3 poems - Ã‚Â£15.00 - 15 copies
Rosie - 1 poem - Ã‚Â£5.00 - 5 copies
Jenny Whitmarsh - 1 poem - Ã‚Â£5.00 - 5 copies
Princess Sarah - 3 poems - Ã‚Â£15.00 - 15 copies
Aquamarine Water Nymph - 1 poem - Ã‚Â£5.00 - 5 copies
I would be grateful if people would be able to send me the cheques for your submission payment as soon as possible. The sooner I collect up all the money, the sooner I can get the booklets printed and sent out to you.
It is going to cost me a bit in postage and packing to send the booklets to you. I think in most cases I will be able to keep the costs down to around Ã‚Â£2.70. To keep my personal costs down, if people could either add an extra Ã‚Â£2.50 onto their cheque total or send me Ã‚Â£2.70 worth of loose stamps (that way if the actual postage is any less I can post back the unused stamps
). I think that would be the best way to do it. Well that be ok with everyone?
I will send this message to all the contributors as a PM too to make sure you all get to read it.
Bye for now,