Vince sells out

by Stephen Tall on April 2, 2009

It was back in January – well ahead of its April publication date – I pre-ordered my copy of Vince Cable’s impending opus, The Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What It Means, from Amazon.

Alas, today I received a plaintive email from Amazon, apologising for its non-delivery: “We’re still trying to obtain the following item[s] you ordered on 26 January 2009” – I checked the website only to discover that Vince’s book is ‘Temporarily out of stock’, just days after publication.

Vince Cable's book has sold out

A simple cock-up by Amazon, or have Vince’s publishers massively under-estimated the Lib Dem deputy leader’s popularity with the British book-reading public?

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I ordered it a long time ago and hope to get it soon.

by Geoffrey Payne on April 3, 2009 at 7:43 am. Reply #

Hopefully my local library will have it in soon. I’m almost finished with The Orange Book!

by Huw Dawson on April 3, 2009 at 8:50 am. Reply #

My county library service have 7 copies on order.

by Kevin on April 3, 2009 at 9:10 am. Reply #

Huw – Are you now a corrputed Agent of the Thatcherite Conspiracy? 😀

by Steve Travis on April 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm. Reply #

My copy was delivered by AMAZON this morning. I ordered it way back on January 3rd or thereabouits.

I now know what I am doing this evening (apart from watching ‘Unreported World’ on C4)…

Do we need a ‘review this book’ rolling comments page somewhere?

by Edis on April 3, 2009 at 1:17 pm. Reply #

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by Simon Titley on April 3, 2009 at 8:10 pm. Reply #

Norfolk libraries had one copy on order when I checked today, and two reservations. (Now three! I get free reservations as an occasional staff member…)

by Terry Gilbert on April 3, 2009 at 10:56 pm. Reply #

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