Expect Delays on Paperbacks Ordered from Amazon During the COVID-19 Crisis

If you’ve been shopping for some new books to get you through the business closures and social distancing, you may want to go the ebook route for the time being, rather trying to order a paperback through Amazon. According to a recent article in Publisher’s Weekly, the online retailer is trying to deal with the surge in online orders for “household staples, medical supplies, and other high demand products” by deprioritizing the shipments of all other products. This includes books.

Photo by Janko Ferlic on Pexels.com

Mighty Quill Books has noticed a slowdown in both print orders and shipments in the last few days, so this news doesn’t come as much of a surprise. The shift certainly also makes sense. Why put book printing and shipping at the top of their priorities, when there are other products people need to function and care for their loved ones.

So, while this might be frustrating to anyone hoping to get a copy of In Case of Carnage or Corruption of Honor, Pt. I: The Burning, we understand and recommend grabbing an ebook copy in the meantime. Per our last post, we’ve marked all our ebooks down to $0.99 until April 14th.

If you really hate reading via an ebook — our own A.M. Rycroft is one of those readers — you can still order paperback versions of any of our titles from many other retailers like Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, but please expect delays in shipping. Visit our Books page for links.

Updated June 8th, 2020: As of now, our main printer is estimating delays to be 22 days on new book orders, so please keep this in mind when ordering from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the like.