Sep 5, 2019

Amazon sends Margaret Atwood's The Testaments out early by mistake

Some lucky readers who pre-ordered Margaret Atwood's follow-up to The Handmaid's Tale received it a week early after a mix-up by Amazon. The publisher of The Testaments said "a very small number of copies" were sent in the US "Due to a retailer error". Penguin Random House would not confirm how many copies were sent, but The Guardian put the figure at 800. "In a statement, Penguin Random House said:"In the US a very small number of copies of Margaret Atwood's The Testaments were distributed early due to a retailer error which has now been rectified. The strict security measures included sending review copies to critics with a fake title and cover, according to the Washington Post's Ron Charles.

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