The third time is the charm, and we have a beautiful paperback edition of The Head and Not The Heart available, thanks to the wizards at CreateSpace, a couple of free templates, and about three zillion hours fighting with Gimp to produce a cover.
I also made this banner for use on my CreateSpace e-store:
CreateSpace gives you an “e-store” to sell your book from, in addition to Amazon. It isn’t an impressive site, but the royalties are twice what they give authors selling from Amazon. If I sold a hundred copies a month from my e-store, I’d actually have the equivalent of a part-time job.
So then I thought about selling the book directly through my website, but after I did the numbers and looked at shipping, it seems like a better deal for everyone to do it through the CreateSpace storefront.
It will be available on Amazon in a few days, too. But any link from me will go to the CreateSpace page!
I think that the paperback is the way to go, and will open up the book to a lot of people who had read the great reviews but just aren’t buying e-books. Is a $12.95 paperback a better deal than a $2.99 e-book?
Well, do you have to pay an extra hundred bucks just to buy the reader for the paperback? I thought not. I’m not an e-book person, what can I say?
In the meantime, though, to celebrate the paperback release, the e-book remains priced at 99 cents at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Smashwords through the end of the month. (At Smashwords, you can download every version, including HTML and PDF, and authors get a better cut.)
The horse in the banner ad, by the way, is a Thoroughbred who was boarded at the old Grand Cypress Equestrian Center in Orlando, Florida, back when I was a manager there. I forget his name, but he was darling. His owner never forgot for a second that he had been a racehorse; she was so proud of his heritage!