I am pleased to announce that the trade paperback version of my collection Baker’s Dozen is now available!
This version has been thoroughly copy-edited, so it is my belief that 99% of all grammar and word errors have been corrected. (It is also my belief that there’s no such thing as a perfect book. Chances are there are still errors but I won’t find them for another week or so. I’ve already updated the ebook versions of the files.)
I will do a separate post about this later, but I realize that some people are completionists, and they want both the ebook and the hardcopy, but they don’t want to pay for the same material twice. If that describes you, do the following:
1) Go here: https://www.createspace.com/3770667 to buy the trade paperback.
2) Edit your confirmation email to remove shipping address information, credit card information, etc.
3) Forward the confirmation email to me, and tell me what format you’d like the ebook in: PDF, epub, or mobi.
4) I will email you the ebook.
Why am I asking you to buy off this particular link? I am selling the paperback through three channels:
1) Createspace page (which is what this link is to)
3) Extended distribution
With option 1), I get 80% of the cover price, or about $6 after additional fixed fees.
Option 2), I get 60% of the cover price, or about $3.50 after additional fixed fees.
Option 3), I get 40% of the cover price, or about $1 after additional fixed fees.
So, say you buy this paperback through the B&N website, which in 6-8 weeks you’ll be able to do. I won’t send you the ebook for that purchase. I don’t make enough money off of that transaction. Ditto via Amazon.
If you’ve already bought the ebook and want a discounted paperback, send me an email and I’ll work something out with you. I can’t send you a free paperback, I’m sorry, but I don’t get them for free.
By the first week of April, I should be announcing the trade paperback version of Paper Mage.
One other note — I’ve tried both trade paperback and mass-market paperback versions of these books in order to reduce the cost. I cannot shrink the type and margins enough to make it significantly cheaper. I figure this is because I’m not really doing mass-anything, this is print on demand, so I can’t get my costs cheaper. Paper is just more expensive.