deCoubertin is Back

Boys From the Bluestuff and Gladiator now shipping - at last

James Corbett
By James Corbett
19 Nov 2021
deCoubertin is Back

Many of you will be aware of the significant issues that we have faced over the past few weeks with our distributor, Orca Book Services, which we have detailed here.

I’m pleased to report that we have now cleared our backlog of webstore orders, although shops and online retailers, such as Amazon, still mostly await stock. We’re hoping that this gets sorted before the end of the month.

I want to offer a big thank you to everyone who has reached out with messages of support over the past seven weeks – or simply just been patient. It is basically all that has kept us going during that time.

We can't begin to emphasise how stressful and demoralising it has been to launch three books yet have the entire stock locked up in a warehouse because of issues concerning our distributor. The same goes for all our authors - who have spent years working on these books.

Now the GOOD news.

After having some stock released at the end of last week we've now sent out or delivered our backlog of webstore orders and we have plenty of copies of Francesco Totti's autobiography and Gavin Buckland's book on Everton still available to order on our website. These are being fulfilled by a local bookseller and will be posted or hand-delivered within 48 hours of ordering. At the moment, our website is pretty much the only place you can buy these books – although we hope that that changes soon.

We hope to have updates on some events and shops being stocked over the next few days. 

Grazie Mille!