Today, I received the proof copy of The Grunt in paperback. When it was delivered, I was expecting another book from another author, but when I opened the box and realized that it was my book, I freaked out! I can’t wait for you guys to get it in your hands. I went for a matte finish this time, and Kandace Tuggle, my partner in crime and my exclusive and very awesome book designer, did an excellent job of putting my concept together with her own. The book is only $9.99 retail, only $7.99 on my site, and is now available for pre-order.
It will be available for sale on September 1st. Can you say awesome? In a few days, I’ll get The Ugly Girlfriend in print also. The retail price for it is $9.99, but a reader brought up a very important point. She said that she had already purchased the e-book and wanted the paperback for her collection. So, she wanted to know if my readers who ordered from my site could get a discount. Makes a lot of sense, right?
So, I’m adjusting my prices. The Grunt will be available on my site for $7.99 and The Ugly Girlfriend will be available on my site for $6.50. And Finding Opa! will be available for $6.99. Don’t forget shipping and handling. If you purchase on the .info site, you have to add shipping and handling.
Essentially, you can get The Lonely Heart Paperback Pack with all three books for only $19.99. You’re saving over $5 on my site for all three books versus other sites, plus you get an autograph (not that it’s worth muchJ, but I think it’s sort of cool).
I realize that many of you have already read the book, and I thank you so much for your support, but if you want to share the book with a friend or family member, with a mom, sister or best friend, then please consider gifting it. I know that I plan to. My mother-in-law and mom do not do the e-book thing, so they always wait for it to come out in paperback so that they can enjoy it with the rest of us.
I just can’t express how happy I am right now. I love the tangible product. I’ll probably spend the rest of the evening just staring at it. Then, I have to get back to typing. I’m working hard on V4. It has to be short, cover a lot of different subject matter and move Dmitry to the next level. Talk about a day!
A side note. The other night, I sent out a blog entry where I just vented up a storm. However, there was one great thing that came out of that. I had a chance to hear from you. You shared how much you appreciate my support, you made me remember who I am, and whose I am, and you made me feel special.
Now, this wasn’t an attempt to get attention, and I don’t want you to ever think that I would stoop to doing something like that. It was a genuine cross roads for me that I had an opportunity to share with you. And words cannot express how you guys have made me feel.
As a full-time author now, I have so much joy. I get to entertain you guys for a living, and it’s amazing. How many of us have shared private conversations? How many of us have spent half the night responding to emails? The relationships that have been established through these stories are priceless. And I need to remember that instead of letting people get under my skin.
So, let’s celebrate! Pre-order your books today, and let’s get ready for a global conference call soon on The Grunt. I’m thinking that we should do it in September. We haven’t done it in a while, but it’s long overdue.
Anyway, I’m done ranting…until tomorrow.
XoXo and all that jazz,