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Behind the Scenes, a publisher’s warehouse:

So, I went to Philly to sign 2000 books (!!!) for Toys-R-Us. To accomplish this great feat I visited the Simon and Schuster warehouse in NJ. We were able to tour this huge and amazing place!  Wow, do I ever have a stronger appreciation for the heroes behind the scenes. To manage, store and pack all of those hundreds of thousands of books in a timely manner! The work and organization that goes into this really boggles the mind.

You cannot imagine how hot, huge, and noisy the warehouse is. It must have been over one hundred degrees in there. With all the noise and the movement of the books on the hundreds of conveyor belts I felt almost like I might faint. The employees just went about their job amid all the bustle and heat. It certainly was fascinating to witness.

I never really thought about what it takes to pack and ship all those books of mine. Now that I know more about it I have to say I am so grateful to everybody who makes it possible.

Also, the people at the warehouse were so kind and welcoming. They really made me feel special and I so appreciate that. So a big thank you to all the publisher employees who don’t get as much publicity as the authors, illustrators, and editors. WE APPRECIATE YOU!

K….