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Mar 14 5 tweets 2 min read
Hi @Waterstones, just wondered if you knew when Time to Think will start arriving in your stores? It’s just you’ve had hundreds & hundreds of copies in your warehouse for weeks, but people can’t currently buy one in Wales, all of Surrey, or most of the UK’s major cities🧵
None showing in your Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol or Oxford stores. In London, unlike all other Sunday Times bestsellers of the past fortnight (+plenty of others), which are in majority of your 30+ London stores, Time to Think is in less than 20%.
It's baffling because having ordered many, many more than your initial order (which is great, thank you), people haven't been able to buy the books in your stores, which is a bit frustrating for an author. And other titles don't seem affected
Do you know when your stock-taking/warehouse problems/system issues might be fixed? It seems to be taking a while. You were told the books hadn’t reached stores on 23rd Feb. I am hearing from people who want to buy the book from the UK's largest bookshop chain! Thanks so much.
13:00 UPDATE: Delighted that when compared to this morning, and for the first time since publication, Time to Think appears to be in many more stores - including a number of the cities mentioned above and twice as many central London stores. Thank you.

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