We recently received this email from Joe P. in Michigan:
“I love your planners but have one issue I wish you would consider for your 2011 line (I know it is too late for 2010.)
Very simply, add more “Notes” pages…each planner, regardless of size, should have at least 10 pages of “Notes”…in the ones I have (2010 Visual, 2010 Biweek, 2010 Visoplan and 2010 IB Traveler) there are only 1-3 pages for Notes. There is a lot of information that I want in my planner but it is not tied to a specific day, week or month and is best kept in one consolidated place in the Notes pages.
Or offer a Notes add on in each size that we can purchase that is just for Notes.”
We have gone around and around on this issue trying to come up with a solution, because we know a lot of other people would also like to see additional notes pages. We have a little leeway on pages per book but not much. If we add a few (not 10 pages, for sure) we will need to eliminate other types of pages in a book (information, extra weeks) in order to add notes pages. Extra pages alone will add to the cost of the book. Since our U.S. made product is competing with products made in China, the higher cost may be a deal-breaker for many people. Finally, extra pages will render the current refillable covers useless. Quo Vadis customers will be required to purchase a new cover for their book(s). We cannot afford to supply people with a cover gratis because we decided to change the size.
So, where do we go with this need for Notes? One possibility would be to eliminate the Address Book insert and replace that with a Notes insert. We could also product Notes inserts that consumers could purchase.
Please let us know your thoughts, suggestions and what’s important to you. Thank you so much, and thanks to Joe P. for writing and hopefully sparking a solution we can implement.