While I’m waiting

As I’m currently sitting at home waiting for time to run off on the clock so I can grab my already-packed bags and head for the airport, I thought I’d take a moment to get caught up on Tumblr.

Kidding!  Tumblr’s been down for going on two hours now.

Instead, I wanted to bring up a point I meant to mention in yesterday’s announcement regarding paperback book pricing.

Amazon is weird

I am probably the last person who should be complaining about Amazon, because their consistent unprovoked promoting of Immortal and Hellenic Immortal–as ebooks–has been simply huge for sales.  But they’re a bit wonky when it comes to paperback selling.  At the moment both books are listed as available from them with the following legend: “Usually ships within 1 to 3 weeks.”

This is simply untrue.  Books ordered direct from Amazon will take 3 to 4 days, but (I’m told) the availability legend won’t change until books are ordered.  Which is massively ironic given books won’t be ordered as long as the legend says what it says.

So if you want print copies, and you want to order them directly from Amazon, don’t worry about that wait time.  It’s not correct.

Or you can just head over to Barnes & Noble, where it says it’ll ship in 24 hours.

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