Friday, November 2, 2018
What's Black and White and Read--Uh Oh!
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.