I already ordered my book from Amazon because I had gift certificate coupons from them through my credit card - it's supposed to ship October 12th, which is, I think, the date being advertised for the book to come out. Maybe only FIDM has them earlier than that? Anyway, since I am paying full price of $295, I will be *very* upset if mine doesn't come with swatches, when the Amazon description says it does. They would have to be sure all 2500 books come with swatches, or it's false advertising, I would think. I could see if they ran out of books before overstock.com gets their batch - but every book should come with swatches if that's what they are advertising. I'd love to get mine earlier at FIDM, but the plane ticket, hotel, and car rental are already going to set me back, so I will just have to wait til October and see what I get.