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Unexpected production delay affects 'Military Interference' release

Although I started accepting preorders for the forthcoming reprint Military Interference With the Election in Delaware, 1862 on December 1st, in an unfortunate coincidence, on the same day, my printer/distributor increased the estimated printing time for hardcovers to 30 business days, citing increased demand during the holidays. That might be true, although I suspect that Covid-19 restrictions might be a factor, too. Consequently, I've disabled the option to preorder the hardcover edition, for now. I have ordered hardcover copies for those who already placed preorders, and am hoping they'll arrive sooner rather than later. Thirty business days will carry us well into January, which is disappointing. I can only apologize for the inconvenience, and promise to fulfill the handful of preorders of hardcovers as soon as I receive the books.

The estimated printing time for paperbacks -- 10 business days -- is much more reasonable, so I've continued to accept preorders for paperbacks. At this point, it isn't clear whether those I've already ordered will arrive in time for delivery before Christmas Day, so I wouldn't suggest preordering a copy to give as a gift.

In addition to accepting preorders on this site, I've allowed other retailers -- like Barnes & Noble -- to take preorders until January 1st, after which the book will be officially available. In another disappointing development, it appears that Amazon isn't going to carry the book, since it is a reprint and I have not added enough original content (i.e., illustrations, notes, etc.) to qualify. A preorder placed through Barnes & Noble will still be subject to the extended printing times mentioned above.

Again, I apologize for any inconvenience caused by this unexpected delay.

- Chris

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