RIVER is now in print*, a few days later than expected. You’ll find it on Amazon here.
I ended up making some compromises on things I didn’t think I would. I was adamant, initially, that if I was going to put out a book in print, I’d use LSI. Their print books are excellent quality. That was the intention with RIVER. But besides LSI’s set up fees that require them to have a credit card on hand, there’s a fee to keep a book in print year to year. The yearly fee isn’t much per title but my print sales tend to be extremely low and RIVER in ebook has barely sold at all, so the odds of me making enough to justify keeping the book at LSI year to year seemed unlikely to me. I figured I’d eventually move it to Createspace anyway, which is free–and I already have an account there, so the more books, the sooner I get a cheque–and I might as well do it now.
I’m disappointed and as I’m ordering a stack of print books now, I’m hoping the quality issues I’ve heard plague Createspace don’t happen. But this was a compromise that made sense so I’m trying to let it go.
That’s the name of the game at the moment: compromise. I’m naturally, er, wound a little tight and I try to do All The Things and everything must be Just So and stay out of my way if Something Isn’t Perfect. But that’s completely impossible now. I’m still sick (I’ve lost forty pounds–my fucking yoga pants fall off now) and I’m not getting better, and now everything is prioritized according to how important it actually is and whether or not I have the physical/mental energy to devote to it.
Unsurprisingly, very few juices are worth the squeeze when you’re ill.
So this print book is that. If you hate or can’t order from Amazon, I am ordering extra print copies to sell here through my online shop for $10 + shipping, signed. Once copies arrive and I get shipping estimates, I’ll get it listed.
Other compromises had to be made with the tour–I had to bow out of a few stops and I didn’t get to stick around and reply to comments as much as I wanted. So for that, I apologize. Thank you to everyone who offered a spot and permitted me space to talk about the book, and thanks especially to Melissa for not just organizing everything AND advertising my spots when I’ve not been around, but for attempting to stay on top of me and ensuring I got my posts in to the bloggers. It was tremendous work for and pressure on her, and I’m extremely grateful to have her in my corner.
I think we could all do with some rest, though–I don’t ever want to hear about this damn book again.
*WOLFE, however, is *not* in print. Anywhere. Please, if you see copies available, do not purchase it; wait until next year when a cleaned up version is available.