One year ago today
First of all, I hope that everyone had/is still having a very happy holiday season! I still have one last seasonal sweets recipe for you, which I’ll be sharing on Sunday. 🙂 But I wanted to make a quick post today, because it’s the one year anniversary of the publication of Fourth World! I actually forgot about it until my publisher tweeted me this very nice book birthday card:
Happy 1-year book anniversary to @lyssachiavari! Fourth World, Book 1 of the Iamos Trilogy, was released 12-29-15. https://t.co/Ac2i0R7972 pic.twitter.com/cqYvqBhxZd
— Snowy Wings Pub (@snowywingspub) December 29, 2016
A lot has happened over the last year since the book was published! I published a tie-in novella, was nominated for a few awards, stumbled across my book on some amazing recommended reading lists, joined a publisher, and now am re-releasing the book in hardcover! Very, very exciting 😀
Speaking of the hardcover, you may notice that it’s available for preorder now at various retailers… for a ridiculously expensive amount of money XD I’m planning on writing a new Indie Behind-the-Scenes blog post in the next few days going into the ins and outs of that, but the short version is that it’s the cost of distributing. Hardcovers are a lot more expensive to manufacture, so the base price is already high. Add to that the various percentages that the middlemen take out, and you wind up with a huge price tag to keep the book from going into the red with every sale.
BUT the good news is that if you cut the middlemen out, the price becomes a lot more reasonable. Which means that you can preorder the hardcover now through my online store for $14.99, almost 50% off the price at Amazon and elsewhere! And also it will be signed and come with a spiffy bookmark, so there is also that. 😀
Thank you so much to everyone who has read and enjoyed Fourth World over the last year. It means so much to me to hear from readers who have truly enjoyed my little book. I’m so excited to continue Isaak and Nadin’s story in 2017 with New World, and I hope you will enjoy the next adventure as much as the first!