Wednesday, 8 July 2009
I'm very much looking forward to reading Create Your Own Economy and even more encouraged by your offer on the blog today.
And yet I have a dilemma. It seems that it won't be published in the UK until September (not in fact, as per amazon.co.uk, last February). I can order it now from Amazon US, but the estimated delivery time is 18-32 business days - which might take me nearly up to the UK publication date anyway. Unless I pay more for priority courier service than the price of the book. And that option - even if it still generates positive consumer surplus - just doesn't feel right.
On the other hand, I can buy the CD version which is available in the UK and get it delivered next week. Or I can get an audio version online - but that isn't downloadable until Tuesday 14th.
And anyway, either of the audio editions will take longer to consume than the hardcover version. I am pretty sure I can read faster than Patrick Lawlor can speak. Not as long, admittedly, as waiting till the middle of August; but I really would rather consume the book with my eyes than my ears.
I even looked into buying a Kindle so I could download it on that - but Kindles are not available in the UK either.
The only downloadable "Create Your Own Economy" I could find is not the one I want at all.
What is a British Tyler fan to do? I am keen to create my own economy but it seems that there are some real barriers to gathering, slicing or ordering the digital information I need to do so. Maybe someone should write a book about that.
p.s. (I would normally label this an "Update" but seeing as this is notionally a letter...) Thanks for the tip missmarketcrash - I went back onto Amazon and have now managed to find a Marketplace seller (the_book_depository) who can deliver it to me in about a week. Click here to try them out.