I’m sorry this has happened to you, but here’s the thing: You’re asking the wrong person.
Amazon right now is being a total butthead. You can read about it here and here, if you want. Or just Google “Amazon Hachette.” But in a nutshell, Amazon has decided that puffing its chest in the face of the publishing industry is more important than you, the customer.
You ordered the book from Amazon, and I am not privy to Amazon’s thinking. I don’t know what their plans are. I don’t know what happened to your money or what’s going to happen to it. I don’t know if Jeff Bezos will ever remove his cranium from the confines of his lower intestine and stop being an asshat.
So, I suggest you contact Amazon. You can call them by clicking on the button that says “CONTACT US” on this page. You’ll need to sign into your Amazon account, then choose the “Something Else” option, followed by selecting “Placing an order” from a menu. Then you’ll finally get a phone number you can call. (For a company that claims to be all about customer service, they sure do make it tough to talk to them, eh?)
Don’t send them an e-mail. They’ll just send back some bullshit boilerplate. Call them. Talk to an actual human being.
Ask them what the heck happened to the book. And to your money. Tell them you’re puzzled and disappointed. Demand your money back.
In short, Amazon is treating you and everyone else who wants to buy this book and others by the same publisher with neither respect nor consideration. I truly believe that you and anyone else reading this should call them and tell them you won’t put up with it. Let’s jam the hell out of their customer service lines with people complaining about this. Let’s start getting refunds and spending our money elsewhere.
There are other places that will happily take your money and actually send you the goods you’ve purchased in a reasonable time frame. Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Books-A-Million will actually provide you with what you need.
Like I said, I’m really sorry this has happened to you. Two megacorporations are fighting and one of them has decided to use sleazy, monopolistic tactics to get its way. You shouldn’t be caught in the middle, but you are.
Unfortunately, you can’t change the situation. You can only decide what your response will be. There are many, many other ways to order Blood of My Blood, and most of them are pretty much as easy as ordering from Amazon. I encourage you to avail yourself of them, and tell others to do the same.
I’ll have more to say about this soon.
All of this.