How it Works

New packages will be mailed each February, April, June, August, October, and December (even-numbered months).  The envelopes will be in the mail sometime around the 15th. You have until the end of the 1st (midnight Eastern USA time) of a shipment month to subscribe: new subscriptions opened on the 2nd or later start with the next package.

(We hope to expand this to a monthly program at some point in the future, but will stay bi-monthly until we know we have enough subscribers and suppliers to keep everything running on schedule.)

Each envelope will contain between three and six books, plus some other occasional goodies.  The total retail price of the books will never be less than $26.  There will be no more than ONE book in each shipment from any single press or author, unless a substitution has been requested.  (This does not apply to bonus pack-ins, which may include broadsides, anthologies, and/or other miniature publications.)

Bi-monthly subscriptions will auto-renew on the anniversary date of when you subscribed.  For instance, if you subscribe on February 2nd, your first shipment will be sent in April but you will be billed for June’s shipment on April 2nd.  If you subscribe on March 20th, your next shipment will bill on May 20th.  Billing dates falling on the 29th, 30th, or 31st will reset to the 1st of the following month when that date does not exist. (For example, a subscription started on December 30th will auto-renew on March 1st, as there is no 30th in February.) Annual subscriptions will auto-renew on the same date each year.

The contents of the next package will be announced during the final week of the preceding month.  If you see a book in the upcoming shipment that you already own, please contact us to request a substitution no later than the 5th.


$25.99 each shipment, plus shipping and handling.  Annual subscriptions are $149.94 plus shipping, which saves $6.


In the United States and its postal territories, shipping will be $4 for each package.  For the rest of the globe, it will be $23.  Sorry, international readers: the envelopes are too large and heavy to ship via cheaper methods. (We’ve tried every carrier.)


For packages staying in the USA, it should take between two and ten days, depending on how far you are from Akron, Ohio. If you haven’t received your package by the end of the month, please contact us.  Shipments to Canada and Mexico may take up to three weeks to arrive.  Other international shipments may take as long as six weeks.  If you haven’t received your package by the end of the subsequent month, please contact us.