Well, I got sick. My son brought it home from school. Thankfully, it isn’t COVID. But I’m feeling pretty rotten right now which doesn’t bode well for shipping books.
That said, here is an update with what is going on with the various books:
- The Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie: These books as well as the Corey books went missing in transit. When they resurfaced, half appeared at The Signed Page and half got shipped to Grim Oak Press three hours away. No idea why. And the books were damaged. Thankfully, I’ve shipped out most of the orders because I had enough. I’m shipping the books I do have while I await new copies from the publisher. Hope that will happen next week some time.
- Slewfoot by Brom: Brom has finished signing the 600 copies and I’ve finished shipping out all orders that aren’t waiting on other books to be completed. I have about 70 copies left and about the same amount of damaged books I’ll be offering at a discount. More on that soon.
- Leviathan Wakes 10th Anniversary by James S.A. Corey: These books as well as the Abercrombie books went missing in transit. When they resurfaced, half appeared at The Signed Page and half got shipped to Grim Oak Press three hours away. No idea why. And the books were damaged. For Levaithan Wakes, 8/10 books were severely damaged. I’m shipping the books I do have while I await new copies from the publisher. Hope that will happen next week some time.
- Dune: Lady of Caladan by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson: Books arrived finally on Thursday. I went through them to remove the damaged copies, took the good dust jackets of the books, and I’m merely waiting on Kevin to have time to sign. Then the dust jackets will go to Brian. Once he’s finished signing, I’ll drive up to grab them from him. Hope this will take about two weeks.
- The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik: Books arrived finally on Friday. I went through them to remove the damaged copies, took the good dust jackets off the books, and have them boxed up. They will mail to Naomi tomorrow. Then, depending on her wrist and signing, she’ll send them back and I’ll ship. No timeline for this one.
There’s an update. The best I can do at this time. I’m update more once I know more from Orbit Books about the damaged copies I received. Like always, when your order ships, you will receive an email with tracking information.
Okay, back to bed for me. At least I’m reading something great… the omega editing read of Grim Oak Press’s special edition for Tailchaser’s Song by Tad Williams.
8 thoughts on “Shipping Updates: Abercrombie, Brom, Corey, Dune, Novik”
Take care of yourself and get better. For me, the delays are not a problem. It just makes getting that finished product something to look forward to even more
Enjoy Tailchaser’s Song. And feel better soon.
Thank you so much for an honest update. I hope you feel better soon, and all the business with the books is settled happily!
Can’t wait to get my signed edition of Wisdom of Crowds! It will be my first complete signed addition set! Thank you for the update…I was starting to worry as I have no ordered from you before, but you really put my mind at ease and I will continue ordering many books from you all! Thanks again!!
Thank you. That means a lot. I’ve been doing this for twenty years. There are dozens of people who order every single book I can acquire and get signed. The libraries these people have are amazing, I bet. And there’s nothing like having a complete set of signed books. Glad I could help! And with Sydney joining me now, I think our work will only get better. Thanks for joining us!
Any new news regarding the wisdom of crowds?
Sadly, none. I’ll have to write Orbit again tomorrow and ask where my replacements are. It’s been far too long.
I ordered Leviathan Wakes for my bf for Christmas. Glad to know what’s happening!