Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Death in the Hallows now available, and price drop on paperbacks!

Hank Mossberg, Private Ogre: Death in the Hallows is now available! You can find the e-book here, or the paperback here.

I have also reduced the price on all of my paperbacks to $9.99 or less (US). I've gone back and forth over this decision for some time and finally decided to pull the trigger. The problem is that Amazon's Createspace service requires minimum pricing based on the number of outlets where the books are available. In order to make my books available to independent sellers, bookstores, and libraries I have been forced to price most of my titles at $12 or higher. I guess that's not too bad compared to some paperbacks out there, but then again I'm not Grisham and people aren't exactly stampeding the bookstores to order my paperbacks.

In order to lower my prices I've decided to pull my books from expanded distribution, meaning the paperbacks will only be available through Amazon for now. I hate to do this for obvious reasons, but I also hate having to price my books at $12.99 (on most of them, this price probably earns me about 50 cents).

This change will make the paper more affordable to fans of my books, but less visible to people who haven't heard of me yet. That means I'm going to have to count solely on fans to spread the word. Hopefully, people who have read my books and enjoyed them will let others know about me. That's where you come in. I know I'm asking a lot. Many of you have already paid for my books and left reviews and now I'm asking one more thing. But it's a small thing. Please, if you've enjoyed any of my books, let others know about them. Direct them to my Amazon Page, my Website, or this Blog. And if you frequent Indie bookstores, by all means feel free to tell them about me, too. If they are interested in ordering some of my titles, I will find a way to make them available.