Comments: Essential ActionScript 3.0 Now Shipping

yo simon,
I'm afraid I don't have any information on amazon's stock or shipping times, but I know that O'Reilly is printing books steadily now to keep up with demand.

Posted by colin at July 5, 2007 06:58 AM

Thanks, I didn't know I was able to order from from Canada. I just went to the site and it says ship in 1 to 3 weeks. Is that right or is it an error?

Can't wait to get this book and start to do a bit of AS3 :-)

Posted by Simon at July 5, 2007 04:40 AM

hi simon,
i don't think 6 copies is considered a volume order, so i doubt you'll find a discount source. but lists the book at US$34.64. with the canadian dollar exchange rate right now, might be your best bet.

Posted by colin at July 4, 2007 10:47 PM

Great news, I will order some for sure. didn't get the books yet, but have them since a couple of days. Someone know when should get them?

Also, where I am working, they want to order several books, is there somewhere I can order 5-6 books (or maybe more) and get a discount?


Posted by Simon Blouin at July 4, 2007 10:40 PM

hey kevin,
no, i never intend to post useful information here. sorry.

Posted by colin at July 4, 2007 07:19 PM

Does this mean you'll start posting useful information on your blog now?

Posted by Kevin at July 4, 2007 03:44 PM

Same problem w/ my Amazon pre-order - and after talking to two different customer service reps and a manager, they still couldn't promise me a shipping time any earlier than the end of August. So I promptly canceled the order, walked a few blocks over to the local B+N and picked up a fresh new copy there. Sure, it ended up costing me about $20 more, but instant gratification is a beautiful thing. I'm only a couple chapters in, but it seems like a great update to an already great reference. Thanks, Colin!

Posted by mistertumbles at July 4, 2007 05:40 AM

Yeah!! Finally!!

Posted by Rafeo at July 3, 2007 05:57 PM

Thank you, Collin, you rock! I pre-ordered my copy ages ago ;).

Posted by Siebe at July 3, 2007 04:48 PM

Congratulations Colin!! I'm looking forward to the new Unity stuff as well, keep up the good work :)

Posted by Thijs Triemstra at July 3, 2007 01:43 PM

My order was showing the same thing on Amazon, so I just canceled it and reordered it. Now shows it'll arrive in a week.

Posted by John at July 3, 2007 04:45 AM

amazing - I also got pissed at Amazon for delaying to August and cancelled the order...

Posted by nylarch at July 2, 2007 07:26 PM

I'm definitely buying it!

Ps: Maybe you should change the link to the O'REILLY page in your 'order now' page, it still refers to the uncut version.

Posted by Jeroen Beckers at July 2, 2007 11:34 AM

I can't wait to see it.

Posted by Robert at July 2, 2007 09:21 AM

Congratulations, Colin! Thank you for pouring so much hard work into this book. I can't wait to get a copy.

Posted by Mike Downey at July 2, 2007 08:15 AM

I also had the same problem with Amazon telling me that the expected date was going to be Augest 20th. I was steamed and canceled my order. I just went to the site and ordered it and had it with in 3 days of ordering it.

Can't wait to dig in.


Posted by Matthew Wallace at July 2, 2007 02:31 AM

When I spoke with amazon about my expected delivery date (August 20th), they informed me there was a glitch in the system which would need to be corrected on the warehouse side. They then assured me my shipping information would be corrected on Monday.

Posted by Jacob at July 1, 2007 11:16 PM

Congrats Colin! Gotta go check my amazon status. Looking forward to reading it and will definitely toss up a review.

All the best!

Posted by Robert M. Hall at June 30, 2007 06:05 PM

yeehaaw. i preordered it too, and amazon germany appologized for delaying the order. But hence they got in store and hopefully i will receive my copy in the next few days! Amazing!!

Posted by zuiopo at June 30, 2007 02:16 PM

Congratulations Colin.
It looks much bigger than EA2, this is good!
Thank you.

Posted by Savvas Malamas at June 30, 2007 12:15 PM

I have been waiting for this ever since AS3 was announced. I'm going to order it tomorrow. Thank you Colin.

Posted by thelorax at June 30, 2007 09:39 AM

I preordered from Amazon USA and they said I would finally have it around middle September... I live in Greece - I was frustrated and cancelled order. Can I order straight from you? Or should I try again From Amazon?

Posted by at June 30, 2007 12:14 AM

steve: no idea, but if you ordered from, you should talk to them directly. all i know is that the book has been shipped to retailers, and that now shows it in stock.

now i get to work on unity again :) and i'll probably do some ActionScript 3.0 lectures...stay tuned...

Posted by colin at June 29, 2007 10:28 PM

Why does Amazon say I won't receive it until August? I pre-ordered in April.

I can't wait to dive in. I'm sure it'll be another masterpiece. Colin, maybe you can have a life now! ;-) Thanks for all of you hard work and dedication. A Jedi Master you are.

Posted by steve at June 29, 2007 10:17 PM

ya...canada looks like its lagging behind a bit, but has it available right now...

Posted by colin at June 29, 2007 10:07 PM has a release date of the 30th and Amazon still has it as pre-order.

Posted by Larry Boucher at June 29, 2007 10:04 PM

Cool, I'll buy it.

Posted by Danger at June 29, 2007 09:48 PM

Alright!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done Colin!!!!

Posted by AK at June 29, 2007 08:54 PM