One final update on the status of the pre-sales. Yesterday I received the books, and after pulling an all-nighter (thank you, The Walking Dead marathon), all of the pre-sales have been packaged and shipped out. If you ordered today before 5:00 PM, your order was also shipped out today. If you ordered after 5:00 PM, your order will be shipped out tomorrow morning.
From here on out, when you place an order, it will be shipped the next business day. I will be shipping out the previous day’s orders the following morning. Technically the book is now on sale, although the official “release date” is on Monday, January 24th. The reason for the release date is to signify the end of the “pre-sale” period, which also is the time frame for the promotion to win two free tickets to the 2011 home opener. Every book that is purchased during this period gets you one entry in the drawing for the tickets. I will hold the drawing on Monday, and ship out the tickets when I receive them, which will be in February. That gives you four more days to place your order and have it qualify for the drawing.
For those of you who have already ordered the book, I thank you. I will be sending out e-mails tomorrow morning making sure you got the details of the shipment, such as the tracking information. I’ve mentioned before how important this book is for the growth of the site. Since this is the first edition of the book, I have a feeling that people might not know what to expect. If you enjoy the book, tell your friends, or talk about it on your favorite forum, to help spread the word.
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Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.