Please stand by: we are experiencing electrical difficulites

November 10, 2011

So, some of you may have noticed that the estimated release date of October has passed and there’s still no confirmation of an issue being ready. There’s been some mention of this on our Facebook, but for those who are wondering “Where the hell is my contributor’s copy?” or getting nervous because this is our inaugural issue, I’m here to give you the full story, as well as some piece of mind.

I would like to start off first by saying that the printer we are using is a small, locally-owned, commercial printer – and the woman who has been working with me on Paper Nautilus has been really wonderful and very attentive. However, as can often happen when trying to talk about technical things to an industry expert, there were some miscommunications about the specs of the magazine. This resulted in having to reformat the entire issue from scratch. This also meant that the issue nearly doubled in size, which meant that we had too many pages to use perfect binding. While I was really excited about perfect binding, it’s also very exciting that we received so much excellent work that we would’ve jammed the press. The proof copy is still very attractive, even with saddle stitch.

And that should’ve settled it, and the issue should’ve been ready last week. The second setback was the unprecedented pre-Halloween snowstorm that caused widespread power outages throughout southern New England, a small number of which have yet to be restored. I couch-surfed for eight days to find a place to sleep with heat. Our printer just got electricity fully restored yesterday. It has been a real adventure for many of us around here, and I thank you for your patience as we work to get things up to speed and to send Paper Nautilus to your mailbox.

While I’m suspicious of posting an actual date for fear that an epic flood, meteorite, or giant squid will appear and cause more delays, know that I expect things will be all settled very soon, and I’ll be posting updates as soon as it’s confirmed for sure.

If you would like to pre-order an issue, there is a link under the “Issues” tab that will direct you to another site to place a secure order through Paypal.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to post a comment on our Facebook, or send an email to “Paper.nautilus (at) mail.com”

Thanks folks, and stay warm.

xoxo,
Paper Nautilus

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