[UPDATED] Hooray! Today is the much-awaited Book Bomb Day for my latest nonfiction book, The Ultimate Prepper’s Survival Guide.
My sincere thanks for waiting until today to place your order. Hopefully, with this big one-day surge of orders, it will push it into Amazon’s Top 100 (overall, in books) by this afternoon. We’re also hoping to make it onto the New York Times Bestsellers list, this weekend.
Amazon Sales Rank Updates:
- Sunday, October 18th, 5 PM, Pacific Time: #13,007 in Books
- Monday, October 19th, 8 PM, Pacific Time: #7,685 in Books
- Tuesday, October 20th, 4:30 AM, Pacific Time: #6,058 in Books
- Tuesday, October 20th, 5:45 AM, Pacific Time: #3,825 in Books
- Tuesday, October 20th, 7:00 AM, Pacific Time: #882 in Books
- Tuesday, October 20th, 10:00 AM, Pacific Time: #176 in Books
(#1 in Survival & Emergency Preparedness)
- Tuesday, October 20th, 12:10 PM, Pacific Time: #95 in Books
(#1 in Hiking & Camping Instructional Guides)
- Tuesday, October 20th, 3:00 PM, Pacific Time: #100 in Books
That wasn’t bad, considering that Amazon catalogs and sales rank about 33 million book titles. And they have more than 80 new print titles and several thousand new e-book titles that become available each day.
[Update: As of Wednesday, October 20th, Amazon.com has updated their ordering page for the book to read: “Usually ships within 1 to 2 months.” Sooooo… They apparently blew through their entire inventory in just two days!]
The Ultimate Prepper’s Survival Guide is 240 pages, with a clever wire-o binding inside of a hardcover. This allows it to lay flat, when open. Please note that a lot of the material that I wrote for the book has never appeared in SurvivalBlog. The editors (at Welbeck Publishing, in London, England) developed some dazzling graphics to go along with my text.
I expect that the small initial First Printing of the First Edition — with only about 75,000 copies available in the United States — will sell out by mid-November to late-November. And unless Simon & Schuster puts in a rush air freight order, the anticipated second printing won’t arrive in the States until January or February. So please order your copies soon!
Sources – Worldwide
Starting today, the book is available at most major book stores, directly from Welbeck Publishing’s U.S. partner Simon & Schuster (for 24.99), online through Barnes & Noble (for $24.99), Powell’s Books (for $24.99), BooksaMillion-BAM (for $24.99), at Target.com (for $24.99) and least expensively through Amazon.com (for $22.49 –with free shipping for Amazon Prime members) or Bookshop.org (for $22.49). Oh, and AbeBooks may have just a few copies left on hand, at $21.11 + 2.64 shipping.
In New Zealand, from MightyApe (for $55.00 NZD)
In Germany, you can get it at Amazon.de (for €24.25)
Or… Are you an expat living on some tropical Pacific atoll? Then BookDepository.com sells my book for $26.43, with free worldwide delivery.
A Note on Other Sources:
By the way, most Costco stores have already run out of their special (early and exclusive) edition of the book, that they’ve been selling for the past 50 days. That special edition has my “List of Lists” as a bonus Appendix. But they only bought 30,000 copies. Costco’s anticipated re-order shipment probably won’t arrive until February.
Once you’ve read the book, brief reviews at Amazon.con and BN.com would be greatly appreciated. It would also be great if someone could mention the book in the James Rawles biography page at Wikipedia.
Once again, Many Thanks for waiting until today to order your copies of The Ultimate Prepper’s Survival Guide! – JWR