Wednesday, April 27, 2016
It has been one of those days. It started so promisingly... I woke up, happy and secure in the knowledge that I had pre-ordered The Raven King and that TODAY WAS THE DAY!!! I would go to work, go home ,and find my little bundle of joy waiting for me at my doorstep.
Instead, I got a curious email from Amazon. My order was delayed and did I want to continue the order? There was no mention of when the order would be filled, but I assumed that it would be a day or so more, so I hit "yes". I was a little disappointed, but I could wait a day, right?
A few minutes later, I got another email from Amazon. "Thank you for your order. It will be filled in 1-3 MONTHS." This was my mature response (in my head):
I later learned that EVERYONE who pre-ordered from Amazon got burned.
Yes, I know that The Raven King is just a book, but I am heavily invested in this novel. This is my favorite book series. I first read them from borrowing them from the library, so I bought all the books in order to re-read them. I passed (stupidly, as it turns out) on a chance to buy the autographed and doodled on version from Fountain Books because I felt I would get it faster from Amazon. I even went on the Fountain Books website today and it is not guaranteed anymore because it is now not a pre-order.
Okay, (deep breaths) I feel slightly better now that I have had my rant and ordered the book from a nice, independent bookstore near where I work. But my question remains...
Why Amazon, Why?