I’ve had Robert Scoble and Shel Israel’s book on business blogging, Naked Conversations, on pre-order from Amazon since it was announced. I was part of the first 100 (1000?) orders that were supposed to get a signed copy. The order was for full price of the book – about $30 with shipping.
However, something got screwed up at Amazon, because the shipping date for the book kept jumping around, from March to a date a few weeks in the past. However, the site was showing new orders shipping immediately, and at 40% off the price I had ordered at. Ouch.
All of that became too much for me, and I cancelled my pre-order, and just ordered on of the discounted copies. Just got word that it has shipped – can’t wait to give it a read.
As far as missing out on having a signed copy, I’ll just get Robert to autograph it the next time I see him. I’m sure he’s gotten good at that by now.