Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's! But Really Not



So I just came back from watching Buffy with my coworkers cause that's what we do on Fridays during lunch. (We're still on season one, which isn't my favorite, but that's besides the point.)

I'm about to sit down when the designer for the Cupcake Diaries comes in, and is like, Christina, did you see this? I'm like, oh, ha-ha, April Fools--you can't trick me! But then she's like, um, actually, I really wish this was a joke.

The page after the cover was chapter two and a few pages of that chapter. What should have been there was the half title and other front matter! The signature was completely off!!

I quickly grabbed my sample copies and checked. They were correct. Also, the release copy (the copy the team all looks at and signs off) was correct.

I was laughing nervously because that's what I do, and then she started to accuse me of pulling this prank on her. That would have been an amazing joke! Alas, neither of us was playing a joke on the other.

So we went to the production editor, and I prefaced it and the designer corroborated that it wasn't a joke. And we explained what happened. We hope that this book was just the bad apple of the bunch and that we don't have to go through all the copies in the warehouse now. Oh boy!

Anyway, here's a joke I heard today before we watch Buffy:

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
To.
To who?
It should be "to whom."

Yuk, yuk, yuk.
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