Release day for a new book is a really exciting day for authors. We look forward to it from the moment the date is set, and spend all kinds of time and energy trying to get the word out to our wonderful readers so they know when to expect the book. We rub our hands together gleefully in anticipation of receiving our box of author copies from the publisher. There may be cake.
As you have probably noticed, this year is not like other years. That’s true for a lot of things, including, alas, publishing. Which is my subtle way of letting you know that while today is the official release day for The Eclectic Witch’s Book of Shadows (YAY!!!!!), neither you nor I are going to be seeing the book show up today (BOOOO!).
This isn’t Llewellyn’s fault, I assure you. There is a country-wide delivery issue, which is affecting a lot of items, including books. So the books are late getting to the Llewellyn warehouse, which means they are going to be late getting sent out to those who have ordered them. (If you pre-ordered, THANK YOU SO MUCH! The good news is that so many people preordered the book, Llewellyn has already ordered another print run, which is fabulous. Thank you all for making me look popular.)
So here’s what’s going to happen. As soon as the books get to the warehouse, they will get sent out to anyone who preordered, or orders now, directly from Llewellyn. So those folks will get their books first. Then they’ll sent them out to Amazon, B&N, and all the other stores that ordered them. Amazon will probably take the longest to get them out, simply because they take longer to process the delivery once it gets to them. But with any lucky, it won’t be more than a few more weeks before the book is in my hands, and yours.
I want to thank you in advance for your patience, and I hope you’ll love the book as much as I do once you finally get it. You know, assuming you’re not just following me for the cat pictures, in which case you’re fine already.
Diana says hang in there, the book is coming soon.
If you haven’t ordered the book yet, ordering directly from Llewellyn will get it to you fastest (although in order to get free shipping you have to spend $30, so you might have to order something else too…like maybe a mini Everyday Witch Tarot deck?). Or you can order from anywhere else, including your local independent book store or New Age shop, and just get it a little later.
An abundant source of magical information, The Eclectic Witch's Book of Shadows is perfect for both Wiccans and eclectic Witches interested in building their own practice from the ground up. This beginner-friendly guide is modeled on a traditional Book of Shadows but is flexible enough to be personalized. With helpful sections on herbs, stones, spells, rituals, and more, this beautiful hardcover book makes practicing Witchcraft easier, simpler, and more fun.
Popular author and eclectic Witch Deborah Blake shares her wisdom on a variety of topics, including candle magic, divination, correspondences, and magical recipes. You’ll meet the gods and goddesses, discover powerful invocations, and explore ways to celebration Pagan festivals and holidays. Extensive color illustrations by well-known artist Mickie Mueller enhance your magical journey, inspiring you to achieve your goals.
In the meanwhile, I appreciate your patience. And when the books finally do arrive, we can celebrate together. Which one of you is bringing the cake?