Today I went to check on my chappie on a whim, just to see if maybe a review came in that I hadn’t noticed. I haven’t checked in with her in a while, so suffice it to say that when I saw she was now listed at 25% off, I threw a hissy-fit.
My immediate thought was whose pocket is this money coming out of, and it had better not be mine! Second thought, what do I do now? Well, God bless Google, because apparently this is an oft asked question and it led me to several forums and articles about what to do when your book price drops.
Now, I have been assured by a few sites that the money is not deducted from me, but I’m not 100% sure who is footing the bill, be it the publisher or Amazon. I just know it ain’t me, and that’s fine. Many sites suggest buying up your book when this happens so you can sell them at full price by hand, which is not a terrible idea…right now it would only cost me a couple of bucks a book, in the long run, and I would have stock to do a signing or something. Still, my writing funds are low-I only use what I make writing for my writing. It’s a career that supports itself, at the moment.
Alas, that kitty will grow if I can sell a few of these ladies at their new rate…so if you haven’t yet grabbed a copy of A Lovely Wreckage, I invite you to CLICK HERE and get it while it’s 25% off.
I think that if it drops lower, and I can scrape together the funds, I will buy up whatever is left. The reasoning for price droppage that I found was either that Amazon determined it will sell better at that price point (no, not out of the goodness of their hearts-they want to make that money,) or they have a stock they are unloading. Either way, if it goes lower, I’m snatching them up. Then I’m finally going to try to figure out how people end up with signings and such.
Soon, I will hopefully also have single-run limited edition copies of my minichap, and ideally, I’d like to be able to sell the two of them together. Alas, I am waiting on my editor to get back to me. A month ago he said we were almost there…then nothing. I sent an email a few days ago, but I know he is busy not only with the press but also the bookstore he is opening. So, I will bide my time and hope.
Speaking of hope, I just remembered my other minichap…did I tell you about that one? It’s about nature through the lens of depression.
You know what? Let’s save that for another day. Like the day it gets picked up. I don’t want to rain down any bad juju on it.
Anyway, go get a copy of my book, so I can get some copies of my book. Please, and thank you.