Friday isn't too early for a preorder. The $10 preorder thing is good until I take down the form for it and raise the price. Glad you're excited about the book.
I'm not going to be able to manage this tracking thing before the book comes out. If I did, it would just delay the book further. I might set up some kind of tracking system soon, though. Maybe I could have a stamp made for the first 50 books that read "first edition, copy #001" then 002, 003, etc. It'd make them special!
So another book update...I received the last proof and there was a tiny problem with it. The copy I received was from a previous file I'd uploaded to them, even though I'd uploaded the latest file before I ordered the copy. I don't know if that makes sense, but I'm trying to blame THEM for the screwup and not myself. Anyway, I corrected the mistake and ordered another proof and paid the extra $20 again so that it'll get here super quick. I should be able to order a bunch of copies this Monday, which should arrive the following Monday. Then I'll start sending out all the preorders.