[Update July 28: no new orders are taken until after book presentation. Those who have already ordered but not yet (fully) paid can still finish their order. Please note: if you have not received a tracking link or invoice, please check your spam box.]
Minor changes of service: 1) In earlier communications, it was suggested that parcels to non-EU destinations would be registered as gift, to avoid import tax. At later consideration, this was a mistake, as we cannot take the risk that customs would not agree. Therefore the actual value is registered. 2) Earlier I suggested that before shipping, all who had ordered would be informed and would have the chance to provide a possible change of address. This would be too much work. If your address has changed, please inform us or make use of a forwarding service. 3) Some people have asked me to write a personal message or signature in the book. This would slow down the shipping action and I am too scared to ruin the books. I do it in very rare occasions only.
I am being flooded with messages asking when the books will be sent. Answering all would delay distribution. Some delay is caused by increased customs bureaucracy and wrong packing materials having been delivered twice. I intended to handle the first edition myself and am learning by doing. Future editions may partly be printed in USA and elsewhere, in cooperation with more experienced publishing houses.
Delivery can still be expected end of July, perhaps early August for some.
If your parcel is sent registered or with tracking code, you receive a link by E-mail.
Wednesday, July 21 — USA: boxes (incl. a surplus) were shipped to Florida, from where the books will be sent to these states:
AK 2; AZ 2
CA 4+3+2+1+1+1+1+1 = 14
CO 5+1+1 = 7
FL 21+2+2+2+1 = 28
ID 3+2+2+1 = 8
IL 2+1+1+1 = 5
LA 1; MD 1; ME 1; MI 1
MN 3+1 = 4
MO 2; MS 1; MT 2
NC 2+2+1+1+1+1 = 8
NH 1; NJ 4; NY 1; OH 1; OK 2
PA 2+2+1 = 5
TX 1; UT 1
VA 1+1 = 2
WA 10+2 = 12
WI 1; WV 1
Thursday, July 22 — parcels sent to:
Australia: VIC 1+1, NSW 1 = 3
Canada: AB 1+2, BC 1+1+1, ON 1+1+1, SK 1 = 10
Czech Republic: 2
New Zealand: 2+1 = 3
Finland: 1+3 = 4
Norway: 1+1+1+2 = 5
Slovenia: 1+1 = 2
Switzerland: 1+2+3 = 6
Netherlands: 1 (birthday priority)
Friday, July 23 — All parcels for EU (not NL), UK and Jersey were packed and labels were prepared. One parcel could be sent already to:
Belgium: 9 (more to Belgium sent on Saturday)
Saturday, July 24 — parcels sent to:
United Kingdom: 10+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 = 22
Belgium: 4+2+1 = 7 (Friday 1 box with 9 books was sent)
France: 1+1+1+1 = 4
Germany: 4+4+2+1+1 = 12
Denmark: 1+1+1 = 3
Sunday, July 25 — parcels sent to:
Netherlands: 6+4+3+(5x2)+(14x1) = 37 (more to come, several handed over personally)
South Africa: 1 (fastest so far; ordered and paid for today!)
Monday, July 26 — box and parcels sent to:
Friesland: 20+3+1 = 24
Tuesday, July 27 —After having stood in Cologne, Germany for five days (for unknown reasons), the boxes to USA are now being flown to Florida (confirmed by phone 9 a.m. Dutch time).
(shipping of books paid for after July 27 are no longer reported here; if sent with track & trace or registered service, an Email notification will be sent)
Wednesday evening July 28 (USA time): boxes were checked in at Jacksonville, FL — delivered Thursday July 29 on 11:54 a.m. (USA time)!
Friday July 30 — parcels within USA are sent with USPS Media mail, which may take 10 days to arrive, except the box with 10 books which will be UPS Priority and may take 3-5 days. Tracking links have been sent Monday Aug. 2.