Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Why Bug Out is Not in Stock on Amazon

If you've tried to order the paperback version of Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late from Amazon in the past few weeks, you might have noticed that it is not listed as "In Stock" as usual, but rather as "Ships in 11-13 Days".  Well, that 11-13 days has turned into longer, and I just found out from my publisher that the reason for this is that the book is backordered.  This is not something that normally would have happened, as it has been reprinted several times already when each print run sold out, but the good news is that the reason they ran out is that Barnes & Noble placed a large order that suddenly cleaned out the supply in the publisher's warehouse.

The reason that this is good news is that Barnes & Noble has finally gotten on board with how serious the topics of survival and prepping are, and the bookstore chain will now be stocking Bug Out and many related titles on their store shelves in most, if not all locations.  In fact, my publisher said they were going to have an end-cap dedicated to the subject in the next month or so.  This is an about face for this chain, as they were reluctant to stock many of these titles until their popularity increased.  I stopped by my nearest Barnes & Noble store the other day to check this out, and sure enough, there were copies of Bug Out, Getting Out Alive, and Bug Out Vehicles displayed prominently on the shelves, along with some excellent related titles by other authors.  Hopefully the backorders will be filled soon and Bug Out will soon be listed as "In Stock" on Amazon again.  I apologize to anyone who may have ordered the book without knowing this and is still waiting.


9 comments:

  1. That is AWESOME news sir. I've noticed B&N have been very reluctant to offer 'Preparedness' books in the past, this would be a welcome change indeed. I've had many frustrating encounters with ours, I will attempt to order and have been told 'We don't carry it' (Its a book - you can't order a book ? - I thought that was what you did, etc.).

    Anyway - cool beans. I will try and find THE PULSE as soon as possible.

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  2. I should also mention that B&N has ordered and will be stocking THE PULSE as well, and it might already be available in some store locations.

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  3. Scott - GREAT problem to have.
    Congrats to you - a testament to your research and prose.

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  4. Anon 6:43 here - well, wonder of wonders, Barnes and Noble did not have the book in stock, but ordered THE PULSE with no problems - should be here in 7 - 10 days. Outstanding !

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  5. Great problem to have even though it cuts both ways, so to speak.

    Joe

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  6. Hey, I just received my copy of THE PULSE yesterday, but have only had enough time to read the 1st two chapters. It does indeed look like it will be an interesting read, I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  7. Anonymous 7:35, I do hope you enjoy the rest of it. Thanks for picking it up!

    Dustin and PreppingToSurvive, it could be seen as a great problem to have, but it does cut both ways as I've had a lot of people tell me they can't find the book. Hopefully it will be back in stock on Amazon soon. I could see a few days or a couple of weeks, but this has stretched into far too long to be out of stock.

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  8. Congrats on a couple of big wins--on seeing the shift at Barnes and Noble, and as a personal win, to be able to see your own creations displayed at the biggest brick and mortar bookseller in the country...nice job scott!

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  9. Bug Out is back in stock on Amazon as of today. Sorry about the inconvenience this may have caused anyone. The publisher says they have a good stock in the warehouse now, hopefully enough for all the various distribution channels.

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