Once your book has been printed and prepared for shipping, you will receive what we call an "ADVANCE SHIPMENT NOTICE". This notice is to alert you that your books have been shipped, and that you should be on the look out for them. Also in this notice, you will find your tracking number. This is the number that you will use to track your package(s). Many times, if the carrier deems it safe, they will leave your shipment by your door. These alerts will give you the "heads up" so that you can either watch for it, or you can tell someone else to watch for it. Griot Publishing nor it's affiliates are not responsible for shipments that are left by the carrier and are stolen.