While we have no control over what books other boxes select, we understand your disappointment about receiving duplicate books from different companies. The reality of the situation is that here at OwlCrate we plan our boxes 6+ months in advance of shipping. This includes selecting the book, choosing the theme, and finding the wonderful small businesses to work with on that box (some of whom require many months to create their product).
One very special thing that sets OwlCrate apart from other book boxes is the fact that all of the books we include are exclusive editions (often with exclusive covers/design elements) and they are always signed by the author or include a signed bookplate. This means that even if you receive the same story from another company, it will always be a different edition to your OwlCrate book. We hope this helps ease any initial disappointment!
PLEASE NOTE: If you remain subscribed to multiple book boxes who include newly published books, you always run the risk of receiving duplicate books in a given month. With every box aiming to send out the best books being published, it is likely that if there is a highly anticipated title coming out more than one box may pick it as their featured book. If this is something that you want to avoid, we recommend reconsidering subscribing to more than one book box.
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