January 12th, 2006

books

small cracks needles of light

So.... late yesterday I got another contract. Can you say wheeeeee? I knew you could. That brings me up to 9 this year to date. It's an impressive amount of paperwork. Including last night's I have four left to review and negotiate if necessary, two currently under negotiation (read: arguing with contract department about language), and four en route to their respective authors for signing. As I think I mentioned last week, I consider contracts one of the toughest parts of my job. I need a tshirt that says "I'd rather be reading" or something like that...

In other news, yesterday I bought my first batch of 2 cent stamps for SASEs (see this discussion if you don't know why). A couple of the ones that went out were delays from the holidays. But others were mailed after the New Year, and, though it's possible that I could have read them and turned them around before the postage went up on the 8th, it's not very plausible. Also, I had one larger query package (someone who sent a non-business envelope) that cost me an additional 7 cents to mail back. In case anyone was curious, that money comes out of the same budget that mails my clients' manuscripts to publishers both domestically and overseas. Luckily, 50 2-centers only costs a $1 (doing math in the morning hard, let's read contracts).

In yet further news, caulay and matociquala are reporting that someone is giving away a permanent LJ account. They have some specifics on what sorts of journals they are considering. And you can't nominate yourself. Go here to see what it's all about.

And, no, I'm not obsessed with contracts - why do you ask?
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