Thursday, December 27, 2007

Oh where oh where has Elijah gone...?

MANY of you have written me to complain you cannot find Elijah in your bookstores. I need a HUGE favor. BE MORE SPECIFIC. Give me the name and exact location of the store telling you the book is not available or out or what have you. Tell me the name of the store you had to harass to force them to bring the book out of the back room. Tell me your story in detail. Leave it here in my comments. If you do me this favor you help me to A. Kick their butts. B. Prove to my publisher that it is not my imagination that you all can't find it. Please, LIST ALL THE STORES you tried and failed in when hunting down E. Address and phone number is very very useful.

Thanks guys. Things like this make and break hard working artists. We have to know where the flaws in the chain are and what's jamming up the works so this doesn't happen to you anymore.

hope you are having a great holiday. Happy New Year!


polheber2 said...

I know that at my store almost all of the Elijahs are on the new paperback table, not in section...twits. I grabbed a few and moved them into section.

Jen said...

Jacki, I got my copy at Books A Million on Laurens Road in Greenville, SC. They had the books in the back storage room ready to go on the shelves. The problem was that the release date in the computer still said January 2008. I think that is the problem. When the release date gets moved up, how is that communicated to the bookstores. I think the only reason I got my book was, I told the salesman I wasn't leaving without it. ; -)

Anna said...

I haven't had trouble finding it. But if this helps anyone. I have spotted Elijah in both Borders and Wal-Mart.


Suzanne said...

I had no problem at my SuperCrown, right in a nice display of new releases, and it was in its proper place too. I'll case the bookstore tonight when we go out for a date (yep date night includes a bookstore, lol) and see if they have it. If not I'll bug them, lol.

CinnamonGirl said...

Jacki, Although I ordered my Elijah from Amazon, I did check out where the book was placed in my local Barnes & Noble, in Wilmington, NC, #(910)509-1880. While it was out on time, I was disappointed that they did not display Elijah in a seperate, corrugated cardboard display, as they had with Gideon. Nor did that have Elijah in the New Releases section of the romance novels. Elijah was beside Jacob & Gideon, in the normal spot for your books. Like I said, I was disappointed at them giving Elijah less fanfare than they had Jacob & Gideon - and I did mention it to the manager. I hope you kick some butts out there woman! Elijah is AWESOME! I love it!! :)

MisGif said...

I sent my husband on a hunt for it because neither the Walmart or the Barnes & Noble by me had it out on the day of release (Huntington, NY). My husband found it at the Barnes and Noble near his office in Port Washington with no problem but I will be happy to check both stores that did NOT have it and make sure they got their acts together.

Shoshana said...

B&N release day -

La Frontera Village
2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700
Round Rock, TX 78681

Afternoon, it was still in the back and one of the info ladies got one for me and a few more. She said E would be placed towards the front on a big square book rack where the New Books in Paperback was located.

I haven't been back since, but I'll look when I do.

I was at Wal-mart last night

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #3569

12900 No. I-35 Svc Rd Sb
Austin (Nw), TX 78753
(512) 837-9886

and there were none to be found. And no one who knew anything to ask.

I will check Target

12901 N I H 35 Ste 3-300
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 651-060

and H-E-B

500 Canyon Ridge Drive
Phone: (512) 973-8143

when I go out again. Neither had it just before Christmas.

Oh - Hasting's

2200 S IH 35
(512) 244-2223

Didn't have it on release day but they so rarely do have stuff on release day. I just called them and they have 7 in transit and should have them tomorrow or Monday. He said they still had the street date of Jan 7 2008 for the release.

Sue's Book's doesn't have it in yet either - but they're a really small store and for them, sometimes they don't get books in till Sue goes and picks them up at the warehouse.

Sue's Book Exchange
1205 Round Rock Ave, #119
Round Rock, TX 78681

(They sell new and used books there - I try to buy as many books there as possible cause... they're not a big chain.)

I think that's everyone I go to - oh Border's. Haven't been there in a while - new location and it's crazy busy over there before Christmas - in a new shopping center w/ Neiman's, Macy's and The Apple Store.

Hope that helps!!!


Shoshana said...

The H-E-B doesn't have it yet. I wonder how many bookstores are waiting for the original jan release date? Or maybe it's the wholesalers?

Looneyluna said...

I got my book the day it came out at Waldenbooks...

3800 US Highway 98 N # 470
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 859-6875

It was not on the shelf. It was around 11:00, and I thought for sure that it would be out by then. So, I marched to the counter and inquired about the book. The staff was very helpful, but still had to go in the back to get the book.

I hope this description helps.

gwen said...

I got my copy the day it came out but Barnes and Noble in Fort Collins,CO did not have it on the shelves it was still in back because they did not know the release date was moved to Dec. I asked the sales person to find me a copy and they said it wasn't released yet, I told them to look it up in the computer and then they got me my copy. The still to this day haven't set it up in the new release area it is on the shelves next to J & G.

Suzanne said...

Tonight I went to the Barnes and Noble at Tempe Marketplace -- 20000 East Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1032 Tempe AZ 85281 (480) 894-6954 and they did NOT have it out. Still. The computer said it was in stock and even had a map showing me where to find it -- not there. Not in the new book displays. Not anywhere. I marched that poor clerk all over the store tryign to find it. The nice clerk found them STILL in the boxes in the back, sealed and ready for him to put out when the date came (he was in charge of new book displays). Since I already had it I shelved my copy so someone else could find it but when I suggested he put some on the shelves, or put in on the new book disply he just shrugged and was like "well, now i know where they are" (but no one else does, duh). The lady at the front who asked if I found everything when i checked out was like "well i'm sure they were just out of stock..."

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacki...I had no prob getting my pre-order of 'E' from my local bookstore CHAPTERS here in MTL. But my dear friend Lisa who lives in SC was told that it was only being released sometime in Jan. 2008.

Hope ur all enjoying ur holidays & HNY 2 all!


Shoshana said...

Me again ;)

Just an odd fyi - B&N online still says the release date is Jan 2008 even tho they're actually selling and shipping E.

Ren (blndmschf1969) said...

Best Bargain Books Ptchog
217 Middle Country Rd
Centereach, NY 11720
(631) 737-7777

I was there on Christmas Eve to get my mom's a copy.

When they couldn't find it on the shelves, they looked it up in their database where it was listed as January 1...and they said they couldn't give me something that wasn't released yet, but that they could order it for me.

I explained that the date had been moved up to 12/18, and many stores had it in the stock room and didn't realize it. They didn't go look and offered to order it for me again. I told them, "no thank you, I know Borders has it out already" and I walked out.

Unfortunately, I had to go over by the Mall, but I did get the mom's a copy each!

Ren (blndmschf1969) said...

Oh yeah, and I didn't ask when I was at Walmart, but I went to the one in South Setauket and to the one in Centereach, and neither had it on their shelves. I was at the Centereach one on 12/24...the South Setauket one on 12/20.

kore eileithyia said...

Hey J,
I had to argue with Wal Mart in Aberdeen Maryland, Barnes and Nobles in Bel Air Maryland, Walden Books in Harford Mall in Bel Air Maryland. They kept telling me that the books release date was either Dec 24th 2007 or some time early Jan 2008. My arguing that the street date was the 18th got me to no avail. I called all over to any book store in a 5 county area before a book store in Laurel Md said they had it and then the Waldens in White Marsh Mall[White Marsh Md] called back and said that they had it too. That was on the 18th. Ive gone back to/called back several stores that say they have it on the shevles or they arent going to be getting it till the Jan release and WONT look in the back room for me. I already have 2 copies, but I am trying to make sure they know it should be on the shelves.

Suzette said...

Jackie, Hi! I went out and bought my copy Thursday the 27th. I went to Barnes and Noble Booksellers Lancaster, Red Rose Commons, 1700 H Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-290-8171. I did not find it on a shelf or a display either so I went to the associate at the service desked and asked him if he could check for me. He mentioned something about having them but also said something about a later date. He eventually found the back somewhere hidden from us, your loyal fans. So, tell your publisher, you're not crazy!

Ellen said...

I couldn't find it at the Barnes and Noble in Bethesda.

Ren (blndmschf1969) said...

FYI - the walmart stores I previously mentioned both now have Elijah on the shelves, so I don't know if they had sold out the days I was there or just didn't have them out.

Dale said...


The WalMart and KMart in Elkton MD, WalMart in North East MD and the KMart in Newark DE STILL DO NOT have it. I was there yesterday. I finally found it at the Borders in Christiana DE but it was about a week after the release date.

jamie410 said...

i can never seem to find your books at the barnes and nobles in my area. i live in trenton new jersey. Every time i go they never have you in the sections and not anywhere on the paperback tables.the last time i saw one of display was for gideon and there was only one copy out. The one on route 130 and the market fair mall are the ones that dont have them..i need them desparatly.

Shoshana said...

The Target in my previous post

12901 N I H 35 Ste 3-300
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 651-060)

still doesn't have Elijah as of tonight.

MisGif said...

Walden Books in the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa, NY did not have it the day before Christmas when my sister in law went to go buy a copy.

Also in the front cover of my copy of Elijah it lists "Also Available By" and "Coming Soon" but under Also Availabe is Noah, which is listed on your site as coming out in Sept 08?

If there is a way to post an image I would take a picture of it for you.

Shoshana said...

I could post it - I have a scanner and various digicameras too. I think it's faster for us to just open the book and go 'why didn't I notice that'???

If anyone is interested, I can post a pic tho.

Shoshana said...

The Wal-Mart in my previous post now has E on the shelves!!!!

CarolB1977 said...

Hi Jacki,

My other message may have gotten lost, my cat hit a key and it went blank. I had a lot of trouble locating "Elijah." The Borders in Pentagon City Mall (Arlington, VA) didn't have it on the release date or three days later when I checked again. Neither does the two Targets in Alexandria, VA or the Wal-Mart in Alexandria, VA. I finally found it the day after Christmas at a Waldenbooks in Alexandria, VA (Landmark Mall) thank goodness! It was great and I can't wait for "Damien" and "Noah" and I'll see you at RT in April!

Amanda said...

Hello Jackie,

I had trouble finding this book at Meijers, Ypsilanti MI, 48197. I couldn't find it at the Target right next door either, so Target Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Very frustrating. Must tell you though, I did eventually find it and it was a superb story. LOVES IT. Can't wait for more!!!!

Best of luck with getting all your major projects done with. Can't wait for Damien and Noah :-)

Janet said...

Picked the book up off the shelf at Target in Edision NJ on 01-02.
At first thought I was lucky as I got the last copy they had.
But I was wrong.
Apparently the computer at Target was showing this book as release date 01-03-08.
So when you got to the register it would flag the book as not to be sold. I asked for the floor manager who came over (sorry didn't get his name) and told him this book was released 2 weeks prior. He said that other customers who got to the register with the book told him the same thing but per policy they couldn not and would not sell the book till 01-03-08.
How rude! I did complain that this was incorrect information Target had and also that it was lazy on their part to wait till customers reached the register to tell them no.
How hard would it be to go to the section and remove them rather then cause disappointment.
Also I was concerned for JF that with large stores like Target holding the books they could impact her 1st week sales.

Angel said...

I was at the Barnes & Noble store in the Woodlands Mall in Woodlands Texas. I looked at all the areas new releases were listed and even in the shelving area. I then looked it up in their computer system and got a printout of where it said it should be, and it wasn't there. In the end, it took two employees to find the book for me, they had it on a cart in the back with something else on top so that they did not see it. This was on the day it was released. I was glad I got the book and eagerly waiting for your next two. Thanks, Angela


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