I’m trying one of my experiments in publishing, this time with print editions of my books, and I could use your help. My print editions are available at Amazon through their print services but also are available to bookstores from Ingrams. Ingrams offers a lot of options, and I’ve recently changed up my choices to make stocking my books more appealing to bricks-and-mortar bookstores located in the US. The following series are included in my experiment:
Flatiron Five Fitness
Flatiron Five Tattoo
The DragonFate Novels
The Champions of St. Euphemia
If you are in the US, have a favorite local bookstore and would like to see my books there, please ask them about stocking them. Discoverability is a bit of a challenge in this market, and your request would certainly help bring your local bookseller’s attention to my books, and their availability. Thank you! 🙂
Ingrams, the supplier I use for printing my books, has announced that they will be discontinuing their clothbound books. From their email: “On October 22, 2019, we will be retiring our blue and grey cloth covers and gold foil spine stamping in favor of a blue and grey digital cloth image with linen textured lamination.”
I really like the clothbound editions so am disappointed by this, although I understand that it must be a more complicated production process.
Right now, I have the Flatiron Five series and the Dragonfire Novels available in these clothbound hardcover editions. Both have blue cloth. The interiors are the same as the trade paperbacks and the books are just a little larger for the case. Here are my Dragonfire editions beside each other on the shelf:
If you’d like any of these books in the clothbound hardcover editions, you should order them soon. You can order them from the usual online portals – there are links on the landing pages for the books – or you can order signed copies directly from me.
Here’s a link for ordering the Dragonfire Novels in hardcover from me:
Buy Signed Hardcovers of the Dragonfire Novels
Buy directly from Deborah and get signed copies of all eleven Dragonfire Novels in hardcover collector's editions – Kiss of Fire, Kiss of Fury, Kiss of Fate, Winter Kiss, Whisper Kiss, Darkfire Kiss, Flashfire, Ember’s Kiss, The Dragon Legion Collection (which includes Kiss of Danger, Kiss of Darkness and Kiss of Destiny, Serpent’s Kiss and Firestorm Forever – as well as some swag.
The price is in US$ and includes $40 US postage from Canada.
If you’re interested in Flatiron Five, please add a comment and I’ll email you. 🙂
I received print copies of my latest medieval romance, The Runaway Bride, this weekend. Aren’t they pretty?
Buy The Runaway Bride trade paperback:
• Barnes & Noble
• buy a signed copy directly from Claire and get the ebook free.
There’s really nothing like getting print copies of one of my books. The thrill never fades. Last week, the print copies of One Hot Summer Night arrived. Here are a few of them:
“ONE HOT SUMMER NIGHT is a story of second chances; a rekindling, of a sort, for two people whose lives went in opposite directions eventually finding one another when the time was right. The premise is heart breaking and emotional; the romance is passionate; the characters struggle to move on from the past. Deborah Cooke invites the reader into a spirited yet tender, revealing and sensual tale of family, loss, commitment, and love.” —The Reading Cafe
Buy One Hot Summer Night in ebook at:
• buy directly from Deborah in her online store
Buy One Hot Summer Night in print:
• buy mass market paperback at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Indigo
• buy signed mass market paperback from Deborah’s online store and get the ebook free
I’ve been looking at options for those of you who want to buy the entire series of Dragonfire novels in trade paperback or in the hardcover collectors’ editions. I do have both listed for sale in my online store: here’s the paperback series and here’s the hardcover series.
If you order them – or any other books – from my Selz store, your books will be signed by me.
They’ll also be shipped from the printer in the US to me in Canada, then shipped by me to you, wherever you might be. That’s a lot of shipping cost, as the whole collection is comparatively heavy.
I’ve found an alternative in the US, which would mean that the books would be shipped from the US directly to you. (This option would work best for those of you who live in the US.) The books would not be signed, because they wouldn’t come to me at all, but the price would be lower – both because they’d only be shipped once, and because they’d only be shipped within the US and that postage is cheaper than international postage. I could send signed bookplates to anyone who ordered this way instead.
I have to set up an online store through this service – which is managed by the good people who print my books in the first place – so would like to have an idea whether it’s an interesting possibility for you or not. I could set it up for ALL of my books
What do you think?
I’ve added a new product to my online store. It’s a bundle of the first three trade paperbacks in the Flatiron Five series: Simply Irresistible, Addicted to Love, and In the Midnight Hour. When you buy your print books from me, of course, your copies will be signed.
This bundle should retail at $50.97 CA but is discounted to $39.99 CA when you buy the bundle. That’s just over $31 US.
You can find the bundle in the store, right here.
Print copies of Wyvern’s Outlaw arrived on Friday, and they look so awesome!
The print edition of Wyvern’s Outlaw also includes the short story, Celo’s Quest, which is publishing in digital later this month.
These are minibooks, which is a format that is only available at Amazon—except that you can also buy a signed copy directly from me.
I’m pretty proud of myself. I created a form for you to pre-order books for the book signing at Romancing the Capital this August!
I listed the most popular print titles, but you can request that I bring any book for you. I have a pretty complete inventory of all the backlist and older titles listed in my online store with prices. You can also order any discounted bundles and pick them up at RTC. Quantities are limited on those, but I’ll remove them from the store when you pay for yours. Please use the form if you’re picking them up at RTC, as the store will automatically charge shipping.
You can check out the form right here.
Please order by July 1 – we’ll bill the pre-orders then and get all the books ready for the conference with no stress.
Many of you have commented that giveaways are always for digital books, and that you’d like to win signed print books for your keeper shelf. (Be sure to check out the Highland DreamWeavers Extravaganza, as there are a number of signed print books to be won in that contest.) Because of your comments, I’ve decided to add a new monthly contest for (surprise!) signed print copies of my books. Each month, I’ll feature a title. All you have to do for your chance to win is comment on the blog post. Depending on the number of entries, I may add more copies of the book in question.
This contest is open to readers in US, Canada, UK, Australia and NZ.
December’s featured title is The Crusader’s Handfast, a choice that seems apt as Duncan and Radegunde’s story is a May-December romance. It’s also a medieval romance, with action, adventure and intrigue, which begins in Paris and ends in Scotland. The Crusader’s Handfast was originally published in installments, but the complete story is now available in a single volume, in both digital and print editions. You can read the first installment free now – both the EPUB and the MOBI are available for free download from my online store.
For your chance to win a signed copy, just comment on this post. Tell me what you love most about Scottish heroes. I’ll choose a winner at the beginning of January.
I’m participating in a fun multi-author Christmas promotion and you can enter today. The Highland DreamWeavers Holiday Extravaganza runs from now through January 2 and is hosted by nineteen historical romance authors!
The grand prize is a $125 gift certificate to the online portal of your choice. There are also a lot of signed print books to be won – that list is still growing. The contest is being run through Rafflecopter and you can enter in several places.
There’s a Facebook page for the Highland DreamWeavers Extravaganza, which you can like and then enter the contest. If you’re not a fan of Facebook, there’s a blog post on Tarah Scott’s website where you can enter the contest, right here.