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Monday, September 02, 2013

This Week at ADB, Inc., 25-31 August 2013

Steve Cole reports:

This was a week of accelerating work on many projects. The weather this week was warm, sometimes  hot. The spam storm mostly remained at something under 200 per day. This week, Terri and Sam Pray of Final Sword Productions visited and we all enjoyed taking time to talk with another game company about the industry, the market, and other matters. Given one spark of an idea from Terri, we may be able to solve the problem of getting our fiction onto Kindle.

New on e23 this week was Klingon Ship Card Pack #3. New on DriveThru RPG was PD One: Graduation Exercise.

Steve Cole worked on Captain's Log #48, the Character Database, the Federation Commander Tactics Manual, character backgrounds for the Away Team Log supplements, the Origins booth box (finally repacked and sent to the warehouse), and blogs. He also reviewed two proposals for novels (rejecting one and sending another back for a rewrite), finished Klingon ePack #3 (so it could be uploaded), and did the Star Fleet Alert for SFB Module C6 (that alert goes out next week).

Steven Petrick worked on the Carnivons for SFB Module C6 (now set for release on 23 September), finishing their SSDs and starting on ship descriptions, MSC, annexes, weapons rules, and scenarios.

Leanna kept orders and accounting up to date.

Mike kept orders going out, rebuilt the inventory, and managed customer service.

Simone did website updates and some graphics, helped in the warehouse, and chased pirates. Jean and Steve invented a new system to better define Simone's priorities now that she can only work a few hours a week. After Jean discovered that our convention ad had not been updated in six years, Simone designed a dynamic new ad for us to send conventions.

Jean worked on Traveller Prime Directive, managed our page on Facebook (which is up to 1720 friends), managed our Twitter feed (58 followers), began a series of uploads to DriveThru RPG, commanded the Rangers, managed the blog feed, proofread Klingon ePack #3, dealt with Mongoose, took care of customers, and did some marketing (mostly on DTRPG).