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We dispatch our boxes via Royal Mail on 15th monthly with a cut off date each month of 13th. Eg if you subscribe by 13th Jan you get the January box dispatched to you on 15th Jan. If you subscribe from 14th Jan - 13th Feb you will get the February box mailed to you on 15th Feb. On the whole parcels take between 1 and 5 days to arrive.
For a normal subscription you will be billed on the day you subscribe and then, depending on the subscription model you chose, on the same day either monthly, quarterly or bi-annually until you cancel. Eg Subscribe on 20th on a monthly plan & you'll always be billed on 20th monthly.
If you sign up for one of our Trial Boxes you will be charged the trial rate straight away then, unless you decide to cancel, you will be billed the standard monthly rate after 10 days and then monthly thereafter. Eg Start trial on 1st Jan and if you don't cancel you'll be charged on 10th Jan and monthly on 10th thereafter until you cancel.
Each month subscribers will receive:
A great fiction book in the apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic or dystopian genre
A bookish gift themed to the book
3 to 5 gifts that bring the story to life which you open at specific pages in the book. Edible, useful and educational - no useless tat, we promise.
A How To tutorial card to teach you a self-sufficiency skill also themed to the book
Access to TEOTW Reading Club community where you can chat with other like minded people about the book, self-sufficiency and all things apocalyptic
On all but two of our subscriptions there's no tie in so just log in to your account and cancel whenever you like. If you're on a monthly plan then you'll stop receiving boxes after your last paid box has been sent. If you're on a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month Pre-Pay plan you can cancel whenever you like but you'll still receive any boxes that have been paid for but not yet dispatched. We cannot give part refunds on these plans as they are sold at a special reduced rate because you are committing to a certain number of boxes.
If you are on our Book Only 12 Month Tie-In plan you are committed to 12 monthly payments from the start of your susbcription. You can only cancel AFTER those 12 monthly payments have been made and after that point you can cancel whenever you like.
If you have taken advantage of our 10 Day Trial subscription and did not cancel within the 10 days then you are committed to 3 months of subscription after which you can cancel at any time.
Just visit the Shop page or click on any of the Subscribe or Get my Box buttons you see on the website, choose your subscription plan and go through the checkout. Simples :)
Of course, The End of The World Reading Club makes a fantastic gift for the hard-to-buy-for bookworm in your life! Click on the shop page to see your options.
Sorry, but the surprise is a big part of the experience so we don't divulge what individual items are in a box. We carefully choose items for you to open at specific pages in the book that help to bring the story off the page. They may be edible, or drinkable, they may be a handy item to have about you come the apocalypse, they may be related to that month's self-sufficiency skill. Wherever the story takes you we promise not to send anything that isn't edible, useful or educational. No plastic tat or pointless novelty key rings we promise.
If you're signing up for The End of The World Reading Club then it stands to reason you're a bookworm and a fan of the genre so it is conceivable that you may have a book that you receive. We hope that you will still re-read it and enjoy the gifts and learn from the How-To card.
If you don't want to re-read it then we can swap out the book for a different title but we cannot swap the whole box as we do not carry stock of alternative boxes. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a book swap.
All the books in our boxes are in the apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic or dystopian genres. Be it alien, zombie, nuclear, natural distaster or viral - all apocalypse types are welcome. There will be a mix of new releases and older books, some very typical for the genre, some left-of-field, some character driven, some action packed, some best sellers and some lesser known. We hope to introduce you to some new authros and styles within the genre.
Currently we only mail witin the United Kingdom. Once we have run through a few months and ensured everything is working smoothly we will be expanding in to other countries. Watch this space and do get in touch and let us know where you are so we know which contries to focus on first!
There is no additional charge, your subscription includes postage and packing within the UK.
Easy peasy - just log in to your account and you can update your card details or add a new card.