I’ve been getting many emails about the availability of our recently published book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man. Those of you looking for the book may have noticed that it is out of stock on both Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. We are also out of the copies we have been selling directly through the website. I talked with our publisher today and we have sold out of our first print run of books. This is exciting news in a way (move over hamster robot!), but also terrible news, as it is two weeks before Christmas and many were hoping to buy the book as a gift for others.
The publisher was monitoring book sales and thought they had enough, but Borders bookstore recently came in and unexpectedly scooped up the last 3,000 copies, leaving the warehouse shelves empty!
Our publisher is looking into a print-on-demand option that will print up more copies quickly and if that is a viable option, there may be copies available again next week. But if you’re looking for the book, you’re best bet is to stop by a Borders bookstore (they’re not selling them online, just in their brick and mortar stores). They should have lots of copies of the book in stock. Barnes and Noble’s stores and local bookstores may have some copies left as well.
I’m quite sorry about this inconvenience; it’s pretty disappointing and frustrating for Kate and I, and if we could remedy the problem in any way, we would. But we’d also like to thank everyone who bought a copy for their tremendous show of support. We really appreciate it!
Last updated: December 16, 2009