Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Message From the Authors

Several people have emailed us complaining about the lack of books actually appearing in bookstores. Our publisher, Feral House, has printed and delivered books to their distributor's warehouse, and in fact has already ordered a second printing. The books are currently on their way to fill orders from, Barnes and Noble and other outlets. This delivery process takes from a few days to two weeks, depending on the physical proximity to the distributors warehouse and other factors. We expect bookstores and Amazon customers to begin receiving their copies as early as next week. We implore you to be patient and allow time for the distributors to do their jobs. Please do not complain to Feral House, they have already provided the books, which is all they can do at this point. We know that all our readers will be pleased with the final product when it arrives early next week.

-- MB & RCH


jjrakman said...

One other thing of note. Barnes & Nobles had the release date of the book marked as 1/1/07.

SactoMan01 said...

People have to understand that Feral House--being a smaller publisher--doesn't have the resources to "fill" the distribution pipeline in terms of books being a bookstores on publication day like you can do with the big publishing houses. So if you want to see this book at your bookstore you need to wait about 3-7 days before they put it on the shelves for sale.

Gort said...

Dark Mission at(hyperdimensional) number 33.
Closing in on a couple of Ken Follets, a couple of "Oprah's Book Clubs," some diet books and Harry Potter, to say the least.

John said...


Mike or Richard,

I have the Monuments signed by Richard and would like to have Dark Mission signed as well. How can I get this done?


Biological_Unit said...

I don't have an appetite for this "know a guy who knows a guy" knowledge.

It's hearsay, and it's Nolej.

IonTruO2 said...

Thanks Mike for your update.
In Canada might the main book store chain "Chapters" be stocking it? Their pretty good, I found LaViolette's book "Decoding the Message of the Pulsars" there a while a back.

Mike Bara said...

I assume Chapters will have it. Next time you go to Chapters aske them if they plan to carry it. They certainly should!

mhooner said...

Ordered mine through Indigo/Chapters. Receivrd email that it shipped on Oct 11th. Should get it this weekend.

David said...

Did my part by requesting Dark Mission at local bookstores. I remember vividly listening to news on the hour all summer long of the two Viking Missions on my AM bike radio in 1976 while riding around on our family farm as an 8th grader, stopping to look at jet planes with binoculars. As I look back it is no wonder why it led me to a career in electronics, of which the last 20 years have been working for a large Midwestern aerospace sub-contractor. Now at age 45 the message of Dark Mission makes perfect sense when I consider all of the clues and observations I have seen from NASA in the media and from my employer who has supplied black box controllers for many aircraft & spacecraft missions. Here is to hoping more NASA old-timers decide to open up to sharing their experiences in the name of Patriotism for the good old USA rather than being manipulated by the good old boy club in the industrial military complex.

Mike Bara said...

David, mhooner,

I will be interested in your reviews. Be sure to leave a review on Amazon as well.