We have been eagerly awaiting the printing press to finish its work on Marc Adams’s book “The Difference Makers: 30 Contemporary Makers; 30 Remarkable Stories.” The book is in its final stages at the bindery and should leave the docks in about a week.
The hold-up has been with the printing quality.
Our reputation for pickiness precedes us. Our prepress service’s quality control people rejected one of the book’s printing forms before it even made it to us for review. This is, in my experience, rare. Usually the prepress service tries to hustle the publisher into accepting whatever comes off the press.
So we’re a few days behind our planned release date. That’s the bad news. The good news is that quality is indeed infectious.*
— Christopher Schwarz
* “Quality is contagious” is John Economaki’s mantra. Hat tip to that.