Monday, March 10, 2008
Urgent Update for Those Who Have Pre-Ordered "The Complete Suboc"
I have some important news/updates for the book's printing progress...first, ECO Publishing called me today and told me that the printers in China have finally started to print the book. Hooray for that! When the entire print run is ready to ship (in about 30 days from now), they will then send all of the books over to the U.S. from China on a large pallet by ship cargo. This means that it will be at least 35-40 days, depending on where you live in the world, before you receive your copy/copies.
The good news is that since they are beginning the printing process now, ECO can have the printers FedEx Overnight me a few of the first copies of the book THIS WEEK. This would be a much more expensive way of shipping them to the U.S. (about $6 more per book than the per book cost of shipping by boat), but it means that I could mail the book out to you by the end of this week or start of next week -- which also means most of you should start receiving your books sometime next week.
So, if you're chomping at the bit and you'd like to receive your book almost a month earlier than you would otherwise, you can PayPal me $6 to have the book FedEx'ed overnight from China to my house this weekend. If you choose to do this, I need the money in my Paypal account no later than this Wednesday March 12th at 8:00AM Mountain Standard Time (MST). If you're in the U.K., that's 2pm in London.
If you paid with a check, cash, or M.O., and/or you don't want to use PayPal, you can snail mail me the $6, but I need to know by Wednesday morning that you already sent it.
On Wednesday morning, I'll tally up the number of $6 payments and tell ECO Publishing to FedEx me that exact amount of books. Please remember to add $6 per book(s) that you've ordered. And if you have any herper friends who have not yet ordered, please tell them that they can also get theirs early if they PayPal me (to my e-mail account) before Wednseday morning at 8am. That would be $64.95 shipped for U.S. orders and add another $6 to that for International Orders.
Of course, if you wish, you can wait until the bulk of the books arrive in mid-April, and yours will be shipped to you then. Remember, $6 by Wednesday if you want to receive the book a month earlier than those other procrastinators. Haha -- just kidding.
For you snail-mailers, e-mail me for my mailing addy...
Thanks again to everyone for ordering the book!
Friday, March 07, 2008
"The Complete Suboc": Pre-Orders for the book
I'll let you know if anything changes. Once those first copies of the book arrive, I'll probably do two things right away: (1) an Irish jig or a Highland fling on my living room floor and (2) e-mail everyone who has pre-ordered the book to let them know that their copy is being sent out first thing.
We've already sold more than half of our first order of the book. I might have to order some more boxes from the publisher before the first ones even get here. That is wonderful! Thank you to all who have pre-ordered, and if you haven't done so yet, you better! :)