Is the release date I provided a guaranteed release date for my book?
Yes and no. It is the date we will provide in the metadata delivered to our wholesale and retail partners. However, the availability of the book on that specific date to customers is dependent upon our partners’ ordering adequate copies to cover demand. (see: https://support.bookbaby.com/hc/en-us/articles/213151838-How-does-Amazon-decide-how-many-POD-books-to-stock-in-inventory-)
Additionally, BookShop is available once your POD order has been completed.