Right then, we need to start sorting this out.
And it needs doing in an orderly way.
Since a couple of weeks ago we’ve been inundated – like, inundated to pieces – with enquiries about printed editions of The Wee Black Book. So it’s time to get organised, and what that initially means is getting some sort of rough idea of the demand so that we can figure out the best way to proceed.
What we’d like you to do, then, is drop us a line and let us know – whether you’re an individual or a campaign group or whatever – how many copies of the Book you REALISTICALLY think you could usefully distribute.
(How you go about that is entirely your affair – hand them out at random, shove them through letterboxes, just keep a couple in your bag or jacket pocket for friends and neighbours, whatever.)
THIS NEXT BIT IS IMPORTANT – FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY OR YOUR MESSAGE WILL BE IGNORED.
What you need to do is use our Contact form (or direct email address if you already have it) to send us a message.
In the SUBJECT LINE of the message put “Wee Black Book – XXX copies”, where XXX is a multiple of 10 between 10 and 1000.
REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THE NUMBER YOU WANT IN THE SUBJECT LINE!
(The minimum is 10 because, frankly, in postage terms we may as well send out 10 as one. We’re sure pretty much everybody can find nine other people to give one to.)
In the body of your message put your name and address. Your message is NOT any sort of binding commitment – at this point we’re just after a decent ballpark figure, and the only reason we want contact info is to weed out any malicious responses.
Don’t put anything else in the body of the message – it probably won’t be read and certainly not for a while. We’re expecting a lot of emails.
Once we’ve got an idea of numbers we’ll come up with a plan, including whether there’ll be any charge for copies. (If there is it’ll only be to cover the costs in full or part, not to raise funds.) And when we’ve worked all that out we’ll let you know.