Friday, November 2, 2018

What's Black and White and Read--Uh Oh!

As previously warned, most of my print list is now pretty much unavailable as we begin the process of moving everything from Createspace/Amazon to IngramSpark.

Why are we making this change? Because, generally speaking, bookstores do not--and will not--stock Createspace books.

Why would this be the case?

A - Most indie print titles don't sell enough to make it viable for bookstores to stock them, and B - Most bookstores view Amazon (Createspace) as their mortal enemy.

Why am I complicating life for readers by turning to IngramSpark when most of my print titles will be sold online anyway?

Because I refuse to hand over complete control of my writing career to the Zon--even if it means taking a financial hit in the short term. Or even in the long term. I just won't do it.

When will my print backlist be available again? Hopefully by the start of 2019 everything will be moved over and back into circulation. We've already started moving titles, but the holidays are coming and life gets complicated. Not just for me personally, but for the entire publishing industry.

So I am sorry for the inconvenience (I've been warning this would be coming for the past three months) but the good news is I have not abandoned print, and if all goes well, my print titles will actually be more widely available and possibly even less expensive.


  1. You do what you have to do! :) It's not like we will never have access to your books again! <3 Thanks for keeping us all informed, though!

    1. Thanks, Katie! Hopefully the process will go smoothly, and titles will start reappearing in a few weeks. :-)

  2. I think this is such a smart move. Amazon, while convenient, keeps moving the goal line for authors, readers and consumers in general. It's still unfathomable to me how much they keep for basically having no involvement in the publishing of a book.

  3. This sounds like a good thing. Good luck!

  4. I don't blame you! Amazon is not looking out for what is in your best interest!
    Just curious, is this (IngramSpark) where TGHAEC will be available?

    1. Yes. Both Seance and TGHaEC will go direct to IngramSpark.