Dear lovely readers and supporters of MMSAI -
First off - How I love you all. Truly! You make my world by stopping in here and I thank you for all you do to keep MMSAI going!
Down to business. This is the first of a few notes you’ll see over the coming weeks about some changes coming to MMSAI set to happen in 2012.
I’ll start small. The book tours I host are going to be put on hold indefinitely. The unreliability of the United States Postal Service and the ungodly prices of UPS are preventing me from running things smoothly.
In 6 months, the post off has lost not one, not two, not four BUT SIX of my packages and this, to me is inexcusable. I already pay extra to have a delivery confirmation number on them, and next is insurance which for an ARC will do me no good. They only pay you face value for your lost item and as ARCS have no monetary value at all, can’t be bought and can’t be replaced, I’d be throwing my money away and just starting a cat fight with people who could care less.
I have held off on outright trashing the post office via MMSAI because I found it to be unprofessional, but this current package lost has sent me over the edge and with it my care for what anyone thinks about my rant.
Yes, I mail more items than the average bear – but I don’t find it to be above and beyond the call of duty for the people working at the post off to PAY ATTENTION to what they are doing to assure peoples items arrive at their destinations. They are paid, rather well mind you, for their work and because they are a “monopoly” they don’t care for customer service or if they lose anything because really, where else will we go to mail items at a reasonable price.
I apologize to all my readers and the amazing publishers and authors who have entrusted me to run tours for them thus far. Until I can suss out the issue and get some clarification as to why I seem to be the only person on the planet effected by this, there will be no more book tours.
All tours currently running will finish out, so if you are signed up – do not fear!