The prizes are being delivered through UPS - some of you may have received them already, and others should be getting them any day now. We hope you will be pleasantly surprised. :-)
This last contest didn't acquire as many donations as we thought, so we had to do a little (okay, well a lot) of shopping to make up for it. That's one of the things that caused the delay... again we apologize.
To make sure things run smoother next time around, we've hired a special person to pay great attention to detail, secure prizes, kick-up the pressure on manufacturers, and make certain that the prize-packs arrive in a timely manner. Up until now, Beryl and I have had the honor of hand packing your prizes and organizing everything (which we do love, btw), but it takes up a lot of time! Mix that with a dash of editorial, business management, graphic artwork, and meetings... Oy! Needless to say, things will be tidier around here now with our new hire.
Tommorrow is the last day of the Spring 2007 contest, so if you are still planning on sending in an entry last minute -- you know who you are ;-) -- you have until 12 midnight Pacific Time on the 31st of May.
Beryl and I will be in New York at Book Expo America, May 31 - June 3, so if you have pressing questions for us, please e-mail our contributing editors:
And if you're at BEA and happen to see us, please come up and say hello! We'd love to meet you.
Newsletters will for the June issue will be going out after we return, eta: Tuesday the 5th. We hope you enjoy the fabulous upcoming issue!
Angela & Beryl