We sometimes offer customers the opportunity to "pre-order" or advance-purchase selected titles that have not yet been officially published but are in the process of creation. This will guarantee that the customer secure a copy of the book. All pre-order books will indicate that the title is available for pre-order in the item description; the expected publication date of the pre-order will be listed there as well. These publication dates are just estimates and can be impacted by many factors, though we always expect the item to ship "on-time" by the expected pre-order date listed or sooner. Buyers are welcome to contact customer service to enquire about their order status. All pre-orders will automatically receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking information once your order has shipped.