Very, very, very temporarily — as in, it might just last a few hours — Cici and the Curator is on sale in paperback for $5.50. This is literally the cheapest it will ever be — I can’t set the price any lower and I earn nothing from the sale — so if you’d like a paperback copy, now is a good time to buy.
The story is: my dad and stepmom want to celebrate my book releases with a lunch-time book party. I suspect it’s Grace as much as Cici that they think deserves a celebration, because I spent a lot of time very frustrated with that book, but I find this to be a very nice idea and I want to give books to the guests. Alas, author copies take FOREVER. Seriously, two weeks before they even get shipped. And if you want them quickly, you’re going to pay an arm and a leg for shipping.
But an Amazon shopper can get her paperbacks via Prime, no shipping, and by the end of the week. Even at its absolute lowest possible price, the book is more expensive than an author copy but in the circumstances the speed and shipping costs make up for the price difference.
So I lowered the price to buy a bunch of paperbacks to give away. But if you would also like a paperback copy, it’s your chance. I’m going to set it back to $11.99 again, which is the price that earns me $1 in the extended distribution model, but the change takes 24 – 48 hours to implement.
Like I said, I earn nothing from the sale (unless you use the above link, in which case, I might earn .11 or so as an affiliate fee) but the paperbacks are quite pretty and I’d be happy to know that more of them are out there in the world!
Kyla Bendt said:
I bought one for me and one for a friend. 🙂 Which is sort of silly since I already own the kindle version and probably won’t even read the print version all that soon. But I imagine I need it so I can read it to B some day! Or more honestly, just because I want to have one of your books sitting on my shelf.
I agree that the paperbacks are pretty and I’ve been meaning to tell you I love the matte cover. It’s so soft!
Can you include different stuff in the print than the kindle version? I did notice that the print book has the little note about if your ebook place allows digital lending to feel free to share it, which probably doesn’t need to be included in the ‘real’ version.
Ah, that would be an excellent thing to take out of the print version! Yes, I can make them different and they have some minor differences made automatically, but I didn’t think of that one. The current version has the glossy cover so you’ll have to tell me which you like best and then when I fix that note, I can decide on the final cover type, too. I decided to try the glossy because my matte cover version got scuffed… I like it, but I don’t want it to wear badly. I’m going to take a close look when I get these new ones and decide which is better. And if you decide you like the matte cover best, we can switch yours out with a different version when I come visit you!
Thank you!!! Just ordered it through the link!
Cool! If you like signed copies, I will come visit you someday and sign it for you!
Oh, I’d love that! We have electrical connections on the outside of our home dedicated for RV hookups, AND “Muy Importante” here… we have a holding tank dump for RV’s! 😉
One of these days you will be able to write a how-to book of the ins & outs of self publishing!
Eh, there are loads of people writing those books who are far more interested in the ins and outs of the business than I am. Also far more inclined to attribute casuality to events that I think are more likely to be random. (Ie, “I sold a ton of books doing X and if you also do X, you will be as successful as me”)
Tracie Hall said:
Hi there! Miss me? Don’t be sad if you don’t remember me. September got me busy with the new semester, and then through the holidays, rather than return to reading your blog posts I decided to indulge and get your e-books, so I’ve been enjoying my vacation with “Gift of Time”, “Wedding Guests”, and “Gift of Grace”, and then Lonely Magic and now Cici! You are SOOO good. I’m only a little more than half through Cici, which is a good thing as it gives me something to hurry through chores for. 🙂
I haven’t seen either the glossy or the matte, but Kyla has me thinking I’d like the matte best (I usually do).
Thanks for filling my holidays with fun reading, keep writing and happy celebrating. (Sorry. That sounds so mean I brag about how I got to spend time reading your great stories and then tell YOU to keep working.)