...'Til our fall print sale, the final Print Offer of 2010. I'm getting really psyched about it.
The reason I mention it so many times in advance is just so nobody misses it. Our print sales only go on for a very short time—this one will run for five days—and I always get people contacting me after it's over saying, "Hey, I missed it!" "I don't check in to TOP for a week and this is what happens?" "Can I still order, please?" Well, no—no you can't. We collect orders for the five days the sale is open and then the fulfillment work begins and that's it.
By the way, I'm going to run a "sticky" about the sale at the top of the blog all next week. New content will appear underneath it (everybody knows what a sticky is by now, right?), so don't be fooled into thinking there's nothing new.
Please check back here on Sunday at noon to take a look at our Fall Print Offer, Peter Turnley's Paris. It's going to be great. You'll like it, unless I miss my guess.
P.S. By the way, if you think at any point that I'm being too craven and commercial about our print sales, all I can say is I hope so, brother, I hope so, and please don't begrudge. Running a site like this is great fun (really, it is), but they chain your foot to a bench and make you tug on this giant oar all day, and then when the plate with the scraps and gruel comes around there just isn't much of it (again, really...although I'm up to 1600 calories a day now on the GAFAD*). The income is all nice, but harrowingly irregular. We need the odd drachma.
And Peter has now contributed several bodies of original work to the site without getting paid a single lepton**. Talk of New Paradigms in photojournalism is all well and good, but something has to pay the bills. This is how we hope it's going to work.
(But more about that in the future.)
*The Great Anti-Fat-Ass Diet, which I've been on for going on seven weeks now.
**1/100th of a drachma.