2016 Holiday Shipping

Wed 16 Nov 2016 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , , , , , | Leave a Comment| Posted by: Gavin

Updated from last year, here it is again:

This is our annual post about holiday mail dates: like the zombies, they’ll be here slightly faster than expected. As usual, our office will be closed over the holidays, this year that’s from December 24 – January 3, 2016. It is unlikely we will ship over that period. (Weightless is always open.)

Order now, order often!

Here are the last order dates for Small Beer Press — which, in case you’re thinking about waiting until the last minute to order some chocolate Christmas trees are about the same as every other biz in the USA. Dates for international shipping are here.

All orders include free first class (LCRW) or media mail (books) shipping in the USA.

But: Media Mail parcels are the last to go on trucks. If the truck is full, Media Mail does not go out until the next truck. And if that one’s full, too, . . . you get the idea. So, if you’d like to guarantee pre-holiday arrival, please add Priority Mail:

Domestic Mail Class/Product Cut Off Date
First Class Mail Dec-20
Priority Mail Dec-21
Priority Mail Express Dec-23

Order now, order often!

Just like to read a book, don’t care about a ding or two?



2015 Holiday Shipping

Mon 9 Nov 2015 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment| Posted by: Gavin

This is our annual post about holiday mail dates: like the zombies, they’ll be here slightly faster than expected. As usual, our office will be closed over the holidays, this year that’s from December 24 – January 3, 2016. It is unlikely we will ship over that period. (Weightless is always open.)

Order now, order often!

Here are the last order dates for Small Beer Press — which, in case you’re thinking about waiting until the last minute to order some chocolate Christmas trees are about the same as every other biz in the USA. Dates for international shipping are here.

All orders include free first class (LCRW) or media mail (books) shipping in the USA.

But: Media Mail parcels are the last to go on trucks. If the truck is full, Media Mail does not go out until the next truck. And if that one’s full, too, . . . you get the idea. So, if you’d like to guarantee pre-holiday arrival, please add Priority Mail:

Domestic Mail Class/Product Cut Off Date
First Class Mail Dec-20
Priority Mail Dec-20
Priority Mail Express Dec-23

Order now, order often!

 

 



Free upgrade to Priority Mail shipping

Fri 5 Dec 2014 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , , , | Leave a Comment| Posted by: Gavin

We always include free domestic Media Mail shipping for Small Beer Press orders but from NOW until December 20th we’re going to upgrade that: all domestic book orders will be automatically upgraded to Priority Mail shipping. This only applies to US domestic orders as international prices have, as we all know, gone nuts in the last few years, sorry. See Weightless for excellent worldwide ebook prices.

Not sure what to order? How about some new new new books? We published all of these in 2014:

(We also did quite a few ebooks!)

As well as a chapbook and 2 issues of LCRW (these 3 always include free first class mail shipping):

Then, there are Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, which were really just made for holiday presents:

Translations:

& even more more fabulous books . . . all shipping free Priority (if only I could spell that) free until December 20th:

 



2014 Holiday Shipping

Mon 1 Dec 2014 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment| Posted by: Gavin

Here’s our quick annual note that holiday mail dates are coming up fast. Also, our office will be closed from December 24 – January 1, 2015 and, based on previous years, it is unlikely we will ship over that period. (Of course, Weightless is always open.)

Here are the 2014 last order dates for Small Beer Press — which are almost the same as every other biz else in the USA. Dates for international shipping are here.

We ship all books media mail for free in the USA. But: Media Mail parcels are the last to go on trucks. If the truck is full, Media Mail does not go out until the next truck. And if that one’s full, too, . . . you get the idea. So, if you’d like to guarantee pre-holiday arrival, please add on Priority Mail.

Domestic Mail Class/Product Cut Off Date
First Class Mail Dec-20
Priority Mail Dec-20
Priority Mail Express Dec-23

The First Class and Priority Mail International Shipping deadlines are . . . tomorrow! Eek. We can still ship your books if you order today!



Holiday shipping 2013

Thu 5 Dec 2013 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , , , , | Leave a Comment| Posted by: Gavin

Time for a quick annual reminder that holiday mail dates are coming up fast. Our office will be closed as usual from December 20 – January 1, 2014. (Of course, Weightless is always open.)

Here are the last order dates for Small Beer Press—which are not the same as everyone else, see note about the office being closed above. Dates for international shipping are here.

We ship all books media mail for free in the USA. If you want to guarantee pre-holiday arrival, please add on Priority Mail.

Domestic Mail Class/Product Cut Off Date
First Class Mail Dec-19
Priority Mail Dec-19
Standard Post Dec-14


2012 Holiday Shipping deadlines

Thu 1 Nov 2012 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , , , | Leave a Comment| Posted by: Gavin

Here are the last mailing dates before Christmas/your holiday of choice from the US Post Office.

Media Mail shipping is included in all our prices and Priority Mail can be added.

Remember that all mail slows down at the holidays. Media Mail packages are only included by the post office if and when there is space so they can languish for days during the holidays. If you are ordering after December 1st, 2012, and you would like your books to arrive for Christmas we recommend choosing Priority Mail.

You can also buy Gift Certificates to Small Beer or Weightless.

Holiday Dates for Domestic Mail

Calculated for December 25, 2012.

Domestic Mail Class/Product Dates
First-Class Mail® Service Dec. 20
Priority Mail® Service Dec. 21
Express Mail® Service* Dec. 22
Parcel Post® Service Dec. 14
Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop Ship Dec. 19
Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) Drop Ship Dec. 21

* Some Express Mail destinations may have extended service commitments.

Holiday Dates for International Mail

Calculated for December 25, 2012.

Destination Priority
Mail® Service
First-Class
Mail
International®
Service
Africa Dec. 3 Dec. 3
Asia / Pacific Rim Dec. 10 Dec. 10
Australia / New Zealand Dec. 10 Dec. 10
Canada Dec. 13 Dec. 10
Caribbean Dec. 13 Dec. 10
Central & South America Dec. 3 Dec. 3
Mexico Dec. 10 Dec. 10
Europe Dec. 13 Dec. 10
Middle East Dec. 13 Dec. 10

Holiday Dates for Military Mail

Calculated for December 25, 2012.

Addressed to First-Class Mail®
Service
Priority Mail® Service
APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIPs™ 090-092
Dec. 10 Dec. 10
APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIP 093
Dec. 3 Dec. 3
APO/FPO/DPO AE
ZIPs 094-098
Dec. 10 Dec. 10
APO/FPO/DPO AA
ZIP 340
Dec. 10 Dec. 10
APO/FPO/DPO AP
ZIPs 962-966
Dec. 10 Dec. 10


Mailing dates for Xmas, etc.

Fri 4 Dec 2009 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , , , | Leave a Comment| Posted by: Gavin

Just looked at the last mailing dates before Christmas/your holiday of choice on the post office site. Not entirely sure what some of these mean and I don’t see Media Mail but if you are ordering from us and want it to arrive pre-Dec. 25th here are the dates.

Media Mail (7-10 days, 2 days in Massachusetts) is included in all our prices (except special sales…) and Priority Mail is here.

Domestic Mail Class/Product Cut Off Date
First Class Mail Dec-21
Priority Mail Dec-21
Express Mail* Dec-23
Parcel Post Dec-16
DBMC Drop Ship Dec-19
DDU Drop Ship Dec-23
International Mail**
Express Mail Military APO/FPO**

International Mail

International Mail Addressed To Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG)4*** Express Mail® International (EMS)5* Priority Mail® International (PMI)6*
Africa Dec-18 Dec-12 Dec-4
Asia/Pacific Rim Dec-18 Dec-17 Dec-11
Australia/New Zealand Dec-18 Dec-17 Dec-11
Canada Dec-22 Dec-18 Dec-14
Caribbean Dec-21 Dec-17 Dec-14
Central & South America Dec-21 Dec-12 Dec-4
Mexico Dec-22 Dec-17 Dec-11
Europe Dec-21 Dec-17 Dec-14
Middle East Dec-18 Dec-17 Dec-14