My book (well…kind of my book) was published, kind of…

So the book “Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians” in which I co-authored 3 articles/chapters was published (Well…kind of).

Back in the fall of 2007 I originally placed my order with Amazon.com for a copy (I will eventually receive a free copy from the editor, but I cannot wait that long…I want it now!). Then finally the date of publication arrived! So I waited and watched my email and the mail, but it never arrived. On Tuesday the book was listed as ‘Pre-order this item today’ and today is listed as ‘not in stock’ at Amazon.com. Strangely it was never listed as available with Amazon.com (but bn.com has it listed as available). So I emailed the publisher and received this response:

“Thank you for your email. Thinking Outside the Book by Smallwood was published on May 30, 2008. We are already temporarily out of stock with a scheduled reprint due date of June 15, 2008.”

Apparently the book was so good that it just flew off the shelves in 6 days! Haha. I think the run was so small that after sending out review copies they just ran out. So I ended up ordering a copy from bn.com. We will see if it ever arrives!

The whole publication process I have found is a bit longer and odder then I originally believed. The book has gone through name changes, publisher changes and publication date changes. I wonder how many other changes I will see once its in my hand? hmmm…

But for only $45.00 you too can order your own copy or better yet, request it from your local library!