The Notable Children’s Books Submissions have been coming in, finally, at a steady pace. And here’s my little “lament” regarding some of the warehouse packaging practices:
Dear Publisher Warehouse Packagers,
Please remember a few things when you fulfill the orders from the marketing department for award or notable books consideration:
Please consider the possibility that the person opening your package might be wearing a black dress. And when she is opening a padded envelope (those padded with lots of fuzzy linty materials, not bubble wraps,) she will be faced with broken (more often than not) padding and thus suffer from the “you washed your dress with a whole pack of Kleenex syndrome.” So, please, refrain from using this kind of envelopes!
Please also consider the environmental impact when you send a SINGLE VOLUME of a slim book in a box designed for sending TEN to TWENTY books! Such disregard of our precious resources definitely does not make this reader happy.
Furthermore, when packing your book boxes, maybe you should not be so worried about the strength of the boxes? They are designed for shipping so there is no need whatsoever to use those space-age and impossible to cut packing tapes (lined with some form of enhanced strings…) It is grumble inducing and sometimes they draw blood! *gasp*
Thank you for reading and I look forward to a gentler, more environmental friendly, collaboration in the months to come.