Here you can find updates about upcoming boxes. If you don't see an update this means our boxes are shipped on time.
Shipping dates and time frames are listed on each individual listing in bold. Please refer back to listing for more shipping information.
October 18th: Update on Adult and Young Adult October boxes
The October book-only orders (YA lit & tunes, and Adult lit & tunes) are being prepped and packed for shipping. You should receive tracking emails shortly.
There is a possibility of a delay on the YA Mini Parcels, as one of the merch items for the box has been held up. The items were ordered several months ago specifically to account for shipping delays, but unfortunately, the items have been sitting in a port in Los Angeles port for a month with no movement just waiting to be unloaded from the ships. There are ships sitting out in the sea due to the traffic jam at the docks.
At this point, we are technically not delayed yet. October boxes are schedule to ship out between October 18th through October 29th.
The tracking this morning is that they have finally been unloaded from the ships and are waiting for UPS to schedule a pick up. Assuming UPS picks them up sometime this week and then begins the delivery process from California to Texas, we *estimate* that they’ll arrive sometime next week.
If this is the case then we can work overtime to prep and ship out mini boxes in time. However, our current wait is all dependent upon UPS.
We are hopeful that the items will make their way to us shortly, but we are uncertain of the schedule at this point, and wanted to give you all a warning of possible delays out of an abundance of caution.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
September 30th: Update on Adult and Young Adult September boxes
We needed to give you an update about the September subscription boxes, which are unfortunately delayed.
As you may well be aware, the publishing industry (and frankly most industries) are experiencing unprecedented supply chain issues because of the continuing pandemic. One of the supplies most in demand and most delayed is paper -- for printing books, for making our custom dust jackets, and even for making the cardboard boxes used in shipping. We are currently experiencing delays on all fronts for September: we have the adult books on hand but the custom dust jackets have been delayed because our printers have not recieved their needed paper re-supply; and we have neither the books nor the custom dust jackets for the YA book as of yet.
Our printers are hopeful they will have their re-supply soon and will be able to start printing the custom jackets for the adult book. So it is our HOPE that we will be able to begin shipping those early next week. However, we do not currently have any exact estimates on wait time, nor do we know how much longer the YA boxes will be delayed.
We apologize for the string of delays in recent months, and thank you for your patience and understanding. We are all having to adjust to a new normal since the pandemic hit, and it is a steep learning curve for all involved.
Thank you all and have a good week!
-Amanda, office manager
September 14th: Update on EOTV shipping.
Just a small update from Amanda and David. As many of you may know, our offices are located in Houston, TX and they’ve been getting hit with rain from a tropical storm that’s now upgraded to a hurricane.
It flooded yesterday (Monday) in Amanda’s area and the city is shut down on Tuesday. Because of this our EOTV orders will begin shipping a few days late as neither team members are able to get into the offices. (Aside from dangerous flooding conditions I am unsure what power outages across the city is like.)
I know you’re all very excited to receive your orders. However, our team’s safety will always come first.
We’re hoping by Thursday or Friday you’ll start receiving your tracking. This also means those at the end of the queue might possibly be delayed outside our sipping queue. It depends on how losing 2-3 days puts our members behind.
Thanks so much for your patience! If you’re in the path of Nicholas I hope you’re all staying safe.
September 7th: Update about Lore Olympus orders.
We just wanted to keep everyone updated regarding your Lore Olympus orders. As I am sure you've all heard by now, the publishers had to push back the publication release date of Lore Olympus volume 1.
Our mini editions you've ordered from us will now ship November 8th through November 22nd in the order which they were received.
We understand many of you did a double order of EOTV and LO in order to save on shipping. If you would rather these items ship separately, we can 100% accommodate this request.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can invoice you the difference in shipping costs to split your package into two shipments.
September 6th: Update on August YA mini parcels:
These have begun shipping. You will receive a tracking notification by September 14th
August 6th. Update for August YA mini parcels:
In short, one of the larger items in our boxes were misprinted by the manufacturing vendors. Instead of shades of creams and browns (aka dark academia colors) they sent us items that are LIME GREEN. We found out 2 weeks ago and urged them to rush reprint. But they just sent us an email today saying the EARLIEST they can get these finished and shipped to us is August 31st (items are being made in China and takes time to ship.)
So unfortunately, our YA August mini boxes are delayed. Hopefully we can get these packed and shipped out first or second week of Sept.
We built in plenty of buffers but alas, we didn’t expect 6 weeks of delays because of a severe color misprint (they sent us samples and it looked perfect. Then they showed us the final product they sent us and thus we had to act fast to get these corrected).