Readers face pre-order delays amid supply chain disruption

Readers face pre-order delays amid supply chain disruption

Readers eager to get their hands on big autumn titles could be left waiting for weeks after pre-ordering, as the publishing supply chain encounters disruption attributed to Brexit and an ongoing shortage of HGV drivers.

Companies including Penguin Random House have acknowledged an impact on their distribution service, while Amazon is showing extended wait times for some big September books.

Amazon customers attempting to pre-order Michaela Coel’s eagerly anticipated title Misfits: A Personal Manifesto (Ebury) yesterday (6th September) were being told it is expected to be delivered on 13th...

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