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Shipped by UPS

How would we fare with UPS shipping?

The news is good. Your book comes packed in a rigid cardboard box 12″ x 9″ x 3.5″ which would be a spacious ride for a digest-sized hardback if it were not for the copious quantity of bubble wrap surrounding your plastic wrapped book:

Shipping box compared to OCE boxed set.
Shipping box compared to OCE boxed set.

The box is packed tight with padding; there’s no way the content is going to move even a quarter-inch during transit, and–short of someone dropping a refrigerator on it from 20ft–it is unlikely to be damaged :

Box packed with bubble wrap.
Packed tight with bubblewrap.

Buried deep down inside all that bubble wrap you’ll find a water-tight plastic bag containing the main event:

Hardback in a plastic bag.
Hardback in a plastic bag.

Finally, you’ll come face to face with your book; and have enough plastic lying about to gift wrap a giraffe.

The book in hand, at last.
The book in hand, at last.

In all, UPS shipping looks to be a very sound option in terms of protection.