Holiday Deadlines 2021

Wed 3 Nov 2021 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , , , , | Posted by: Gavin

Time for our annual posting of the USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines.

I usually post these later but you may have seen in the news that all the manufacturers are expecting holiday shipping to be slow, more expensive, and unreliable this year. So far our experience at Book Moon has proven that to be correct. If you can order early for the holidays, go for it!

As usual, the Small Beer office will be closed from December 23, 2021 – January 3, 2022. However, we can still get books to you because what we most want to do, book-wise, is get books to readers:

  1. Weightless Books is always there, 100% solid, 100% independent with DRM-free ebooks in the format of your choice. They can also be sent as gifts on the date you specify.
  2. How about just any about old ebook in any genre? Got them here.
  3. Audiobooks: we have them. (I love — it’s very simple to use and they have pretty much everything.)
  4. Bookshop can ship books and toys to you or direct to your family and friends. We’re always adding book recs there.
  5. Book Moon will be open.

So here are the last (domestic) order dates for Small Beer Press. (International.) Along with a reminder that orders include free first class (LCRW) or media mail (books) shipping in the USA.

And this year this annual reminder should probably just be bolded:

Media Mail parcels are the last ones 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 . . . it could be very late in December before there’s space. So, if you’d like to guarantee pre-holiday arrival, please add Priority Mail:

Domestic Mail Class/Product Deadline
Media Mail (estimate, not guaranteed) Dec. 5
First Class Mail (LCRW/chapbooks) Dec. 17
Priority Mail Dec. 18
Priority Mail Express Dec. 23

Here are the books we published this year: