About a week ago I wrote a post giving some information and the goal of the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide. Originally I was aiming for a release date of this coming Tuesday, January 18th. However, there’s been a delay in the production process that will delay the book about a week.
I finished the editing last Thursday, and placed the order for the first shipment on Friday. I expected the order to go through by Monday, the books to ship by Wednesday or Thursday, and expected to have them by now, so that I could ship them out on Monday. However, the order took about a week to go through, which probably should have been expected, since it was a large payment, which takes some time to clear. The book didn’t start printing until Thursday morning. At this point I haven’t heard any word on a shipping date, although the status of the book was updated yesterday to “Preparing to Ship”.
My guess is that the books will ship on Monday or Tuesday, which means I should get the shipment Wednesday or Thursday. The day I get the books I will be working on packaging everything up to mail out the next day. Ideally the pre-sales will be shipped by this Friday morning, hopefully a day or two earlier. Once the order is shipped, I will have a better timeline, and will provide another update.
Because of the delay, the new release date will be Monday, January 24th. There are two differences between the pre-sales and the release date:
1. A pre-sale order (anything before January 24th) qualifies you for an entry to win two tickets to the 2011 home opener.
2. Pre-sales will ship once I receive the books, rather than waiting for the 24th.
Hopefully the books will ship to me tomorrow morning, at which point I will have some accurate times for when the pre-sale orders will be shipped out. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, you can place your order below: