Posted on September 5, 2019 at 5:48 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Amazon has apologized for the “technical error” that resulted in some preorder copies of The Testaments arriving early.

The company said in an email that a “small number” of customers received Margaret Atwood’s upcoming release nearly a week early; reports yesterday put the number at around eight hundred.

According to the Associated Press, embargoes on fiction — which Amazon broke “inadvertently” — are fairly rare, with Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman and J.K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter novel joining the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale as exceptions to that rule.

Most readers will receive their copies of The Testaments on September 10.

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