Q: Can I buy this book elsewhere?
A: No. As much as we wish it was on Amazon and other retail sites, they require the publishers (in this case, us) to discount the book so heavily that we would make very little money. It would be effectively impossible to break even.
Thus, the book is only sold here. We appreciate the thousands of people who've already believed in our venture.
Q: Who is the publisher?
A: We are! After looking at the economics, it just made far more sense to do it ourselves. Mrs. Wonk has a background with book publishers, and I've written several computer science books. By using a print broker, rather than print-on-demand, we were able to get a top quality book at a pretty reasonable cost per item..
Q: Why is international shipping so expensive?
A: We wish we knew! We very much appreciate our international customers. We've looked high and low for reasonable rates from all available carriers. We have yet to find anything less than $25 for even the smallest of items. This is a three pound book, so rates are around $30 and up, depending on where the destination is.
Q: Will there be an eBook version of this, e.g. Kindle?
A: It is under consideration, and we may do it at some point. We see the value in it. However, it is not trivial to publish this book electronically, and we have other projects keeping us quite busy.
Q: When will I get my book?
A: we will make every effort to ship orders within a day or two of us receiving them. However, there may be occasions when we are on trips for a few days. Once you receiving a shipping notification email, the USPS Media Mail typically takes between 2 and 10 days.
Q: What are the book's specifications?
- 308 pages
- Hard bound, 9 inches by 9 inches
- Top quality paper
- Full color
- 130 original recipes from today's top bartenders and bars