Where is my signed book?
We are often asked, "I saw the book I ordered from you on store shelves, where is my copy?" Most mass merchants are preshipped books so that they can put them out on the official laydown date. Often they put them out before we even receive our copies.
Delivery of signed copies always follow later. How long depends on several factors, most due to the availability of the author to sign stock. Touring schedules usually delay an author being able to sign. Where the author signs also impacts delivery time. Whether they sign at our store, at the publisher, at their home or elsewhere, may add shipping time to the process. UK editions and UK authors take even longer due to transit time back and forth from the UK.
Limited Editions follow later in the process. Our Norwood Press editions typically follow trade hardcover release by about a month. Other publisher editions have been known to show months later.
Most of our customers are used to this process, and we appreciate their patience and understanding. For our new customers, we apologize for the delay, and understand that you want your books quickly. To all we make this promise . . all books will ship immediately once they arrive here.
Authors love us, and thanks to their continued support we are able to offer dozens of new titles each month.
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