I’m still going strong with my books. I have had the privilege and pleasure of handing out copies to veterans wherever I go. Recently, I ran into a publishing problem that gave me pause. The company I use to produce the books raised the cost significantly. They are approximately double the cost they used to be. I searched around for other companies that could publish the books for a better price but none of them had the ability to create custom text and photo boxes the way Shutterfly does. I called and wrote them, hoping that I could appeal to them to keep my cost for the books the same as they’d always been. I explained that the project was created for our veterans and that I bear all costs myself since the books are gifts to the recipients. I thought they might have a special program for projects like mine but alas, they don’t. I was disappointed, however, for the moment, I will continue to use Shutterfly. I just won’t be able to distribute as many copies.
I’m pleased to report that I’ve gotten some nice, new letters and I will post them here over the next few days. If you, or someone you know wants to include a letter in Words For Warriors, please touch base at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a living project and it grows and changes for the better all the time.