Findhorn Birthday Book

Findhorn Birthday Book: celebrating 50 Years of Findhorn

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Perseverance is Patience in slow motion

Posted by findhornbirthdaybook on June 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Hello everyone,

The first proof prints arrived in my studio on very large paper, which did not even fit on my work tables. The process of proofreading and correcting after that took a long time and challenged our energy and patience. I had nightmares of it! Once, in the middle of the night, I got up to check the errors I had seen in my dreams; they were not there but I discovered others….

Now that we signed the proofs and OK’ed them to print, there is a time of patiently waiting for the printing and binding being ready and we will get the boxes with the 1000 books of this first printrun. Angus said we would easily sell them. Sabine believed 750 would already be a lot to sell. We will see — we definitely need the help of the buyers, one by one!

News. The sad news that hit the printers and us too last weekend, was the flooding that influences the whole print-production process. One of the companies involved had a flooding and surely the delivery date had to be postponed.

There is also good news. The Phoenix, our local Findhorn community shop will offer the book to the public, in the shop and on its mail order website, for the regular sales price without charging any of their normal sales-percentage of 40-48%. This is their community contribution to the book. Fantastic! We really appreciate the management and staff of The Phoenix for doing this.

There is always a lot to finish at the end of a book and if I thought to be able to take holidays: the piles of paperwork on my desks show differently.

Because of the new calculations and to include the new Royal Mail postage rates I updated the prices on the webstore. Hope it is helpful to have the exchange rates included.

Newest date to GO FOR is the 2nd of July, when there is a celebration evening in the Universal Hall at Findhorn around the 50th Birthday. We really hope to launch the Findhorn Birthday Book then. With images, stories and the jewel of a book itself! If you live around, make sure you can come!

Warmhearted greetings, Adriana Bijman, for the Findhorn Birthday Book group

Categories: Updates on the FIndhorn Birthday Book Production

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1 Comment

Reply Jane Duncan Rogers
12:28 PM on June 14, 2012 
I love this quote: perseverance is patience in slow motion. What a notion, and how true. Thanks so much for persevering - a long tradition within the Findhorn Community, and with very many creative projects.