At the moment, we have a problem, dear readers.
A distribution issue has left Amazon without any stock of The Adversary hardcover. If you pre-ordered from them, you have likely gotten an email by now informing you it will be 3-5 weeks before you receive your books. If you were planning to order this week, you will find that the current estimate for delivery is the same. You cannot order a copy from Amazon at this moment, and get it by Christmas.
This, in a word, sucks.
Right now, those pre-orders that you so thoughtfully made, don’t count as sales. Assuming that Amazon is unable to remedy the situation post-haste, they won’t count as sales for some time. And while first and foremost I want to tell a good story and make readers happy, I also need to get paid so I can justify doing. it instead of taking editorial clients, doing office work, or selling my Scribe Award to the highest bidder.
First week sales mean a lot. They decide whether my publisher sees my book as a success or a flop. They can make another publisher decide whether they want to buy a book from me or not. And right now, a big chunk of my book’s first week sales are tied up in a distribution snafu.
Equally important: Your books are tied up in a distribution snafu.
So for both of us, here are some options:
1. You can wait for your pre-order. Inertia is a powerful force, and there remains the possibility this gets fixed fast.
2. You can cancel your pre-order and order instead from another site, such as barnesandnoble.com. You will get it faster than Amazon. You will also be supporting a book store who has been very enthusiastic about The Adversary!
3. You can cancel and go to a brick-and-mortar store near you. Even better, if you’re Seattle local, come to University Book Store on December 9th and get your copy SIGNED.
4. You can cancel and purchase a book through the slushlush.com esigning. I have a limited number of books, but I’m not out yet! (EDIT: Due to rising demand, I’ve expedited two more cases. All orders will go out Monday, December 9th!)