Monday, March 07, 2016

Not So Special Delivery

So, I'm new at this, right? I was so excited to mail my Dealing with Blue (DWB) books to the Goodreads Giveaway winners with my newly hand-crafted bookmarks...until I got to the post office and started talking shipping costs. Ugh!

One paperback book to London costs $28.00! Same scenario, but to Alberta, shipping costs $20.00. Ouch. That puts a hefty dent in the budget.

For London, I logged onto, ordered the book, made up a 555 phone number, and had it shipped at half the price. Now, I sit here with my fingers crossed, hoping for a no-snafu delivery.

For Canada, Amazon had this to say, which didn't inspire much confidence:

Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. 

 Anyway, back to the post office to mail DWB to Canada, and my apologies to the UK winner. There will be no cutesy bookmark with your giveaway, but the silver lining is you should receive it on Thursday :) Schwing!

Brushing aside the unexpected shipping woes, I hope everyone enjoys DWB! For the stateside winners, your book is in the mail.

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