Back at the beginning of February, I decided to break out a few gift cards from Christmas and do a bit of online book shopping. Atlanta Burns by Chuck Wendig had just been released in paperback, and the preorder price of Lamar Giles’s yet-to-be released Endangered was pretty good for a hardcover. Plus picking up Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix would get the order over the threshold for free shipping.
So I ordered all three books, already excited at the idea of getting a packager in the mail. Then the order confirmation email arrived in my inbox. It listed the estimated ship date for all three books as April 21, 2015. That’s what I got for choosing free shipping and having everything shipped together on Endangered‘s release date.
And there’s Hit by Delilah S. Dawson. I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy one of her books for a while, so I saw the release of Hit in the middle of April as the perfect opportunity. A bookstore local to the author had a sale for preorders that put the price under $15. Plus shipping was only $0.99. I just had to wait for it to ship after April 14th.
But now April is upon us, and those books will be here in just a few weeks. I’m excited to start getting boxes full of books in the mail. (Well, two. But that’s still exciting!) The majority of my reading lately has been eBooks purchased on sale, and I’m ready to have an actual book in my hands again.
Have you ordered any books recently? What’s the longest time you’ve had to wait for between the time you preordered a book and when you received it?