Quote a few folks have already ordered my book, The Groundhopper’s Guide to Soccer in England. Here is an update on its publication.
In a word, the update is … delayed. Several stages of the process are taking longer than I anticipated — mainly my (not really) meeting deadlines and now the proofing / printing / shipping process.
The bottom line is this: on the pre-order page and in my emails to shoppers, I was saying August 15, then September 1. Now I can say with much greater confidence that the ship date will be by September 15. I think I will be have them out perhaps a week before that, but I’m not making any promises.
I am really sorry, and frustrated, about this. As the author and publisher, it’s entirely on me, and I wish I had done better. Live and learn. Or, as we Portland Timbers fans are saying these days, wait til next year!
What Are the Options?
- Wait a couple more weeks and accept the book with my apologies.
- Request a refund, by contacting me here or responding to my email to you after your purchase.
- If you bought the book, have a trip coming up, and were hoping to get the book to help plan, let me know and I can get you the relevant content digitally.
Or, if you haven’t ordered the book yet, do that right here!
And if you want help planning your trip or to connect in other ways, here are some options: