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Apparently, NCP readers have been having trouble receiving their book orders from the publisher.

A disgruntled reader posted the following on the loop:

Hi everyone

As you know i am a print NCP reader and i have currently got an order in for 10 books with my local seller

She tells me her order went in a month ago with no confirmation yet received

I have sent a follow up email to customer service (yeah right) for get them to follow up

Hopefully i will get some sort of reply in a 24 hour timeframe (my hopes are not high)

Anyhow i thought i would include you all in this first step of the wrestling match that is ordering from NCP and will keep you updated as to responses and outcomes

This is the above reader’s original e-mail to NCP:

Subject: Order query
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 13:10:11 +1000

Good Morning

My local bookseller here in Australia put an order in with you about a month ago for some print books

As yet no confirmation has been received

Could you confirm the timeframes for fullfilling orders placed with your organisation

Would appreciate a timely response to my query as i have been trying to contact you by phone and been told the number has been disconnected



Here’s a response from another reader:

Don’t hold your breath!!! I have tried to order ebooks from them lately and can’t even get those! I never had any problems before but now they are having customer service issues! Their website says they will answer all quests 48-72 hours, yeah right, it’s been over a week and I still haven’t gotten my refund!!!

Apparently their main e-mail isn’t working too well either:

—– Original Message —–
From: Mail Delivery System
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 1:02 PM
Subject: Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender

> This is the mail system at _____.
> I’m sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
> be delivered to one or more recipients. It’s attached below.
> For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.
> If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
> delete your own text from the attached returned message.
> The mail system
> : host[]
> said: 550 ncp@newconceptspublishing.com…Due to extended inactivity
> mail is not currently being accepted for this mailbox. (in reply to
> command)

No idea what the above means, but if they’re having e-mail problems you’d think they’d sort it out ASAP to avoid losing out on potential sales.

Anyway, this was forwarded to me last night, but I didn’t get a chance to check my e-mails until this evening, so maybe the issue has been resolved.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

Thanks to Ellen Ashe for the heads up.

Saw it twice, once with clients, and once with my actual friends. Totally loved it. Loved the clothes, loved the girls, loved the guys. Loved the setting, loved the humour, loved the drama. Loved Charlotte (I have to mention Charlotte because she is often forgotten in lieu of the other bigger characters, and she was superb in this movie). I am a die-hard SATC fan after all.

One thing that I did notice though was that on the New Year’s eve scene, (if you’ve watched it already, you’ll know what I mean) it showed every other couple kissing, apart from the black couple. Even the gay couple shared a screen kiss. There was a suggestion of a kiss for the black couple, but no actual kissing was shown. This is something I may not have noticed in the past, and I’m pretty sure that no one else would have spared it a second thought, but it did give me pause.

I really can’t help but wonder, why didn’t the producers show them kissing?