In an effort to ensure it prioritizes much needed products, Amazon has shuffled items not in those priority categories down the list when it comes to shipping. Among those getting dropped to a lower importance level are books.
I have seen a lot of talk about how the current situation is impacting families with regards to work. Many authors are already struggling, but this move will make it even harder for some, especially indie authors if the print versions of their books are not being shipped or shipments are delayed as they do not get credited for a print book sale until it ships.
Please keep this in mind when you are looking for reading material and consider supporting authors by purchasing their ebooks, audio books, or even reading via Kindle Unlimited as they still get paid for those without the shipping delay.
Other options for helping to support authors during this time is to order their books (when available) through independent book stores. Many of those stores are also being heavily impacted by local mandates and struggling as well. Going this route helps both the author and the bookstore.
This is just a tiny point in such a huge upheaval, but every bit may help. Feel free to pass this along to whatever book lovers you may know.