Book Depository: A Story

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Hey everyone!

So, here is the story I wanted to share with you regarding Book Depository.

If I buy new books, it is from Book Depository. They usually have the lowest prices on the market with their constant discounts, plus free shipping worldwide. So it is a real no brainer. I followed the same path as I usually do, when I ordered E.K. Johnstone’s Ahsoka (Star Wars fan, do not judge me), only that this time it arrived a bit damaged. And with a bit I mean really minimum damage that probably happened during transport. But you know me, and how I love my books to be perfect, so I went and contacted the support. They wanted to offer me a 20% refund, which I politely declined, and just asked them to reconsider their packaging options (maybe use the bubble wrap envelopes). The books usually ship in a carton envelope, which offers them great protection, but if the book is small enough, it moves around. In the end the envelope damages the book that it is supposed to be protecting. Quite ironic, I know.

The assistant told me that even though they are always on the lookout for different types of packaging that they currently can not offer any other. She also said that she would direct my message, as I have requested, to the people calling the shots, just so they know about the issue. At that moment I thought that my job is done, and that it probably will not change a thing, but at least I tried. Boy was I wrong.

A couple of days later I went and ordered another book, this time it was Greg Rucka’s Smuggler’s Run (I do not feel any shame whatsoever, come fight me). I was in for a surprise when the book arrived.

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It got here in a bubble wrap envelope. And not only that. It was in perfect condition.

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Not only do they listen to the requests and complaints, but they also act accordingly. And that is why Book Depository will have my business until I die.

PS: If this inspired you to buy a book from them, please buy it from my referral link. You will not be charged with anything extra, but it will help me out. 

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Gibberish #28

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Guess who’s back, back again?

Hey everyone!

I am back, and ready to get this blog back on its path. That means Gibberish on Mondays, articles on Wednesdays and book reviews on Fridays. Now, I do have something ready for Tuesdays also, but I will leave that to be a secret for you until tomorrow.

I am still unavailable for reviews, and it will stay this way until I read through the few books that I still have sitting on my bookshelf. Because I release one review per week, I will only have a week or two left for new requests. This is because I have reserved December completely, and it will be Christmas/New year themed. So, if you are an author, and have a December themed book, you can contact me, as I still have a couple of spots opened. If you do not have a December themed book, but still want my review, then I suggest you check back again every Monday, because I will make an announcement when I am accepting requests again. Keep in mind that there are only a couple of spots left for that too.

I also want to publicly thank the person, who bought a book through my referral link on Book Depository. You rock! 

As I said, in order to keep things transparent, here is the screenshot. It will also appear in the donations tab, where you can also get more details on how it all works.

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Speaking of Book Depository, I have a great story to share with you guys, but you will have to wait until Thursday for that. As you can see, this week is going to be full. Go big or go home, right? The problem is that I am writing this from home, so I am not exactly sure what that says about me.

We are also very near to hitting 1000 followers! As I said a couple of months back, the giveaway is already planned and ready to go. Please, share my blog with your friends, family, neighbours, your ex, and the cashier at your store. The sooner we reach 1000 followers, the sooner you will all have a chance to compete for an award.

All right, this is all for today. Feels good to be back.

See you all tomorrow.

– Viking

Book Depository

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Hey guys, today I have some great news. I have been accepted as an affiliate for Book Depository!

For those of you who do not know what Book Depository is:

Book Depository is the world’s most international online bookstore offering over 17 million books with free delivery worldwide.

What do I mean by affiliation?

As you are all used to by now, I always provide straight and honest explanations. What my affiliation basically means is that from this day forward, you will find a small banner like this one:

buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery

It will appear next to the books I am reviewing, if they are, of course, available on Book Depository.

If you click on that banner and decide to make a purchase there (any book you like) I will get some money for it. To be more precise, I get 5% from every purchase made. No, you do not have to pay more for the books you purchase, everything stays the same for you. I get these 5% from Book Depository itself.

I will not force anybody into buying anything. But if you are going to buy a book anyway, and would like to help me out, you can buy it using my link and I would be honored if you did.

So this right here is yet another way of how you can support my blog.

Thank you!