March 28, 2008

Delayed ABSM Books

I would like to apologize for a delay in sending out some of the books ordered by folks weeks ago. I thank many of you for your patience. Yes, several books have been sent out. Some have not.

While I had a small supply of books, which I wanted to offer at almost cost to me, multiple orders arriving at the same time placed me in a position of honoring more orders than books here. So many orders came in that I had to re-order another supply of the ABSM books.

I was made to understand on February 7th that these re-ordered books were in the pipeline, and I unfortunately passed on “any day” type messages to folks about their orders.

It has just come to light that this distributor’s employee never acted on my February and March emails, after all, and no books were sent. (I thought perhaps they were lost in their journey to me.)

That employee no longer works there, and I don’t want to go into details about that. Use your imagination. The situation has been corrected at the source site.

As it turns out, this week, after complaining and tracking down what happened, I have been assured my much-delayed back-order is on its way. I will make no promises until they arrive, however.

I do expect to complete all the orders as soon as those books arrive, early next week hopefully.

Once again, I certainly apologize and regret this has occurred.

If you would like to order an autographed hardbound copy of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life postpaid for $40 (sorry, I can’t offer the $25 price any longer), or want to complain to me about your order (all yelling is understandable), please email me or paypal me at

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Passion and patience, as Bernard Heuvelmans said. Sometimes we all must have both.

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Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

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