Still Can’t Buy A Theory of Fun for Game Design

Sometime back I was trying to buy Raph Koster’s A Theory of Fun for Game Design. It’s been sold out at every book store I’ve visited, including Amazon. Hopefully a new printing will be made soon.

While looking at the website, I noticed I could order the book through O’Reilly.com. It didn’t say it was sold out, and it wasn’t $100 for a used copy, so I ordered it, and then promptly forgot about it.

I checked back a few weeks later. What’s the status of my order?

Order Status: BOOKED

What does that mean? Did the cool kids run into the guy who was carrying the order form and knock his folders and papers to the ground?

Seriously, though, if you don’t have the product, don’t try to sell it to me. I’m surprised no one has contacted me to say that they can’t fulfill my order. I’m going to send an email to sales support, but didn’t anyone notice that an order hadn’t been fulfilled yet?

[tags] marketing, business, books, game design [/tags]

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