As many of you know, I have been struggling with ways to make print copies of The PricelessPrincess available in Australia. I have obtained quotes from commercial printers which will produce a much better quality product, but at a far greater cost than the print-on-demand copies I have paid for from Createspace. I wanted to get some copies into bookshops, so children who like the book in their school library can get someone to buy them a copy. I don’t think children, or their parents, particularly care about the quality of the paper or the type of glue used on the binding, but bookshops do.
Happily though the print-on-demand version is now readily available in Australia and can be ordered through Angus and Robertson and the Book Depository.
Although the main character is a girl, boys are loving the story too. They like the young Wizard of Spume.
I used to love emails and couldn’t wait to visit my in-box for my various email addresses. The commercialisation of everything has degraded the experience. With the endless torrent of emails, mostly trying to get you to spend money, makes it too tiring a task to go through them all every day. Then your email disappears to the bottom of the page and pretty soon disappears altogether. But a letter with a personal signature becomes something I care about and really want to read and respond to. So if you want to find out more, drop me a line using the “Contact” address.
Blackwing Press will have its own website and email address soon, along with a “buy” button so people in Australia can buy books published by the press using PayPal if they don’t have an Amazon account. Meanwhile, drop me a line, send me a postcard, and I’ll respond as soon as I can.