Thank you!

Evolving%20God.jpgOne of the perks of being a scienceblogger is a steady stream of offers of preview copies of books, as well as willingness of publishers to send one if asked. I have a huge stack of them – some read, some halfway, some waiting for a better future. I’ve reviewed some of them already. Sooner or later I will read them and review them all.
Recently, I complained that I had trouble getting a copy of Evolving God: A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion by Barbara J. King. Doubleday does not use e-mail! Their parent-company Random House explicitely refuses to use email for communication. Cut the trees! Full speed to the 19th century!
But then, one of my readers came to the rescue, checked out my amazon wish list and got me the book! Nothing makes me happier! The book should be in my mailbox any day now.
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 responses to “Thank you!

  1. Actually, Random House uses email. ddaypub@randomhouse.com is the address for Doubleday.

  2. Yes, but specifically NOT for requesting a preview copy.

  3. But your post says “Doubleday does not use e-mail! Their parent-company Random House explicitely refuses to use email for communication.” It doesn’t say “Doubleday does not use e-mail for requesting preview copies! Their parent-company Random House explicitely refuses to use email for requesting preview copies.”

  4. Also, according to Random House’s web site, they won’t use email for “publishing dates of forthcoming titles; author contact information; review or forward unsolicited manuscripts or proposals” – I see nothing about requesting preview copies here.