Not much bookselling during postal strikes

We’ve sold nine books in the last five days, and of course can’t post any of them. I’m a little worried about the two foreign ones – I’m hoping my emails have been understood, or we may be in for some negative feedback. With a bit of luck I could appeal against that, though. I do sympathise with the Royal Mail – I don’t know how the hell you cope with losing a monopoly and having other businesses take the markets you use to subsidise non-profit-making areas – but it’d be lovely if they could get it sorted / get bought by the government or something.

(update: just heard the government already own the post office. Not that I don’t know what I’m talking about, or anything.)