Canada Post Mail Strike - What it MeansPosted 03:01
Fri 03 June
So if anyone's been following the Canadian news this week, you'll have heard that we have a mail strike looming. The deadline for negotiations was midnight last night, and the two sides have not yet come to an agreement. This morning's announcement was for a rolling strike, affecting one area of the country at a time, rather than a national walk-out.
If the union and the corporation can't come to an agreement by tonight, the strike will either move to a different city or expand to more, depending on which news source you listen to today. So far, Nova Scotia (where we and our printers are) is unaffected.
So what does this mean?
We're picking up the books from the printer this afternoon, and the original plan had been to pack and ship all Regular Editions by early next week, depending on schedules (Monday or Tuesday). Artist Editions will roll out in waves as Rich completes the sketches. That is still on-track. Until we hear otherwise from Canada Post, we'll keep going that way. If the strike expands next week, we'll let you know.
In case anyone is worried enough about the strike that you don't want to risk the mail, I've pulled a set of estimates for courier shipping for one book, to various sample locations in North America (and one in Europe). The final column there is what we've already charged for regular postal shipping, so that you can see the difference:
If you'd like us to ship your order via courier rather than Canada Post, please email us at dungeonmaster (at) yafgc (dot) net and we'll get an accurate estimate for your address.