When Madge Baird, our book editor at Gibbs Smith, first told us that our book was available to pre-order on Amazon we immediately ordered one. Even though our Amazon copy wouldn't arrive until September, we wanted to experience the moment of opening the Amazon box and seeing Patina Style.
When I arrived home from work last Friday afternoon, I found a small Amazon box by our front door. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and saw the Patina Style cover!!!
I needed to share my excitement before I jumped out of my skin, so I sent off a quick "Tweet" and "Shared" the news on Facebook as well: "Patina Style is now available on Amazon!"
Well apparently things are not so cut and dry in the book publishing world. Yes, Amazon purchased a shipment of Patina Style and shipped them to many of their customers who pre-ordered our book. However, the shipment didn't contain enough books to fulfill all of the pre-orders! According to our publisher, Gibbs Smith , Amazon has not received its bulk shipment of Patina Style, but they are shipping the copies that have been received and are getting another shipment in the next couple of weeks.
This news was a little frustrating for me and Steve, but I guess we will have to get used to distribution protocol. For those of you who would prefer not to wait until Amazon receives their next shipment, we are receiving our shipment of books today at the shop! We are now offering signed copies of Patina Style for sale through Giannetti Home. We will ship anywhere in the continental United States for free! Once we receive your order, we'll contact you to find out how you would like your book personalized. We are only offering signed copies for shipments through Giannetti Home at this time.
I want to thank those of you who have sent us emails letting us know that you have already received your copies! Thank you to Mona for sharing Patina Style with her readers in her latest blog post!
The last several weeks have been full of wonderful events! Before our trip to Belgium, Angela and Renee from the blog Under Spanish Moss sent me an email letting me know that they would be coming to Los Angeles from Louisiana and would love to interview Steve.
To read Steve's interview and learn more about our day with Renee and Angela please visit Under Spanish Moss. Thank you Renee and Angela!
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Signed Copies of Patina Style are available through Giannetti Home.