Small business operations have risks and need collateral and we would needed to figure out how to print our book.
My mom was raised on a section of West Texas Farm Land bought in our family in the 1930's. Part of the story about our book is that my mom kept it a secret for over 26 years. There is a small section of that farm my mom was keeping another secret about. She was willing to bet this part of the farm on A Train Story's success. We all believed in it that much.
In the late Summer of 2009, the first full year of the economic collapse, Capital Printing in South Austin and their partner suppliers were looking at business survival in a different way. When shown the book we had planned, they coordinated together to insure that the best paper and the best ink were used in the process. When we gave them our budget, they worked together to give us options. We have a big train book. A 10,000 book order our size is a pretty large order, a large order of ink, paper, printing services can save jobs for a few months. For a lot of small businesses at that time, that's business as usual.
We were given two prices. One that we couldn't afford reflecting the market rate. The other was a discount that would cover Capital Printing's Labor Cost for the last fiscal quarter of a bad year. That means paychecks through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and into 2010.
The book you are purchasing was funded on the tilled soil of my Granddad and Mema, E.N. Shorty and Louise McCall. Land my mom was raised. The book you are purchasing saved jobs and was printed in Austin, Texas.
The money you are sending goes directly towards the loan on that small section of Enochs, TX land that we used to cover our printing cost. It was acquired with our local bank:
First Bank and Trust in Wilson, Tx.