Sunday, March 10, 2013
Getting Signed Copies...
In preparation for the next big thing (the Kickstarter for my fantasy novel Tarnish, which should be taking off in the next week or two) I have made some adjustments on two of my chapbooks (smallish books) already published. The price of my first story Dreams of Flying has gone down to zero. This means that Amazon will no longer be carrying it (cuz they want money and their cut of zero is, well, zero). The regular price on A Long Walk Down a Dark Alley has conversely gone up by a mere 50 cents. Believe it or not, raising the overall price with online retailers on this book by just that small amount boosts my share of the take significantly (it breaks a percentage threshold). It's actually kind of sad how little the author gets as opposed to the retailer who pretty much has no costs whatsoever--all they have to do is sit back and let me write it, format it, get the cover made, and e-publish it, and then collect on my work.
As such, if you're interested in a paperback of A Long Walk I would suggest these two routes:
(1) Order it via my Createspace store because I get a bigger slice of it that way than if you order straight off of Amazon (the price is the same for you, I just get more of the payment for my own work). If you are ordering other books via Amazon at the same time, then I'm pretty sure mine goes into the same shipping and handling and thus the total shipping is cheaper for you.
(2) OR, if you'd like a signed paperback copy, you can order it directly from me. There is a higher cost for this ($10) but this is because I must also cover the printing of the book, getting it shipped to me to sign, and then packaging and shipping it back out to you (all included for the 10 bucks). To do this, email me at jdbrink888 (at) gmail (dot) com. Preferred payment is via Paypal but can also be check (once the check has cleared--not to be suspicious but, you know...). Once I receive your email I'll ask for your mailing address, who you'd like the book signed to, and payment before I proceed. (And in case you were wondering, if you were just ordering a copy off Amazon not signed and paying the normal $4 shipping through them, the cost would come out about the same.)
And c'mon, I'm planning on being semi-somewhat famous someday so a signed copy might just be worth bragging about in the near future...
Thanks for everything and stay tuned for more on the upcoming Kickstarter launch!