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    Senior Member Ok, I really can't come up with anymore of these stupid things... srboone's Avatar
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    Less than 100 copies; that sounds like a Elemental edition.
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    Crankstomp by Erik Williams is WL and only had a print run of 70 and most BV are in the 70 to 80 range.

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    I see The Novellas showing on the gallery page of Thunderstorm books. So is it already being printed? Just curious how to obtain a printed copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highbury View Post
    I see The Novellas showing on the gallery page of Thunderstorm books. So is it already being printed? Just curious how to obtain a printed copy.
    Yep, the book is scheduled for an end of month release. I'll also be releasing it in trade paperback the same day, and it's currently available free (until 7/16) on Amazon for digital. I'll post here when the signed limited edition is available to order, assuming it doesn't sell out pre-release, which given the limitation, it may well do.

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    Hope I am around when it comes out. Downloaded the ebook. If I miss the limited I will be getting the trade edition for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    Hope I am around when it comes out. Downloaded the ebook. If I miss the limited I will be getting the trade edition for sure.
    Thanks B. I wanted to ensure that this was available in as many editions as possible, and thankfully Paul at Thunderstorm was completely amenable to the idea of a simultaneous trade release.

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    This is one thing I don't like about Amazon, and noticed this a lot on even the ehorror bargains (and it's sisters) that Brian has going - there is such a majority of kindle only deals and I feel it alienates users of Kobo, etc. And Calibre isn't able to convert all kindle format books (drm I presume). I would assume that Kindle e-readers (Amazon) have a large portion of the US market? Whereas Kobo has the majority of market share here in Canada (read it somewhere a while back).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCams View Post
    This is one thing I don't like about Amazon, and noticed this a lot on even the ehorror bargains (and it's sisters) that Brian has going - there is such a majority of kindle only deals and I feel it alienates users of Kobo, etc. And Calibre isn't able to convert all kindle format books (drm I presume). I would assume that Kindle e-readers (Amazon) have a large portion of the US market? Whereas Kobo has the majority of market share here in Canada (read it somewhere a while back).
    I would assume that to be the case, TJ. However, when I did have the books available through Kobo, I was averaging about 4 sales a month (out of nearly thirty books), whereas sales through Amazon.ca were much more respectable. Therefore, it made little sense to me to stay with Kobo when nobody was buying through them.

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    Senior Member Receiving Daily Medication Kealan Patrick Burke's Avatar
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    That being said, if you want a copy of THE NOVELLAS, let me know your preferred format and an email address and I'll get you a digital copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kealan Patrick Burke View Post
    I would assume that to be the case, TJ. However, when I did have the books available through Kobo, I was averaging about 4 sales a month (out of nearly thirty books), whereas sales through Amazon.ca were much more respectable. Therefore, it made little sense to me to stay with Kobo when nobody was buying through them.
    Wow.... I am kind of surprised, and totally understand your decision. I know I have 3 of your e-books, and all came from the Kobo store.

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    Yeah, I felt bad making them Amazon exclusives (a controversial decision whenever any author does it), but from a financial standpoint (which is an important consideration when I do this for a living), I decided to hedge my bets and see whether or not the exclusivity made any difference. And in that regard, after removing the books from B&N, Smashwords, and Kobo last month, I have heard from only two readers about the change, and you're one of them. A lot of the blame of course, falls on my own shoulders when considering why the books didn't sell at these vendors. I suck at promoting my own work, and I know a lot of authors have met great success through Kobo and Smashwords, but some of the blame can also be levied on the fact that no other vendor can match Amazon's resources. That said, after the three-month exclusivity period at Amazon comes up for renewal, I'll reevaluate things. I hate readers being unable to get the books, which is why I'm always open to sending them for free in their chosen format. Any outcry can be countered by the fact that Amazon's prime program and lending library allows free borrows of the book anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCams View Post
    Wow.... I am kind of surprised, and totally understand your decision. I know I have 3 of your e-books, and all came from the Kobo store.
    Then I probably have you to thank for my entire sales tally for one of those months

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    The signed limited edition of THE NOVELLAS is now shipping. With a limitation of 75 copies, Paul says he doesn't expect this one to last long, so if you're interested, now's the time to jump on it:

    http://thunderstormbooks.com/thunder.../the-novellas/

    The book is also currently available in digital format, with an affordable trade paperback release due in the coming days.

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    Thank you sir. Preorder put in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highbury View Post
    Thank you sir. Preorder put in.
    Thank you!

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    Oh well.

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    I got lucky and checked the Thunderstorm site before going to work and was able to snag one! Super excited for this one. It looks like Camelot still has this for sale if anyone is interested.

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    Thanks Sock Monkey! Yeah, as of this morning, Paul reports that he only has two copies of this left, though some copies may still be available from Camelot, Bad Moon, Jeff n' Joys, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    Oh well.
    If you missed this one or it's out of your range, remember that there will be a trade paperback in a week or so, and you'll be able to order it via my website store to get it signed, personalized, etc. I'm not in the habit of leaving anyone out in the cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kealan Patrick Burke View Post
    Then I probably have you to thank for my entire sales tally for one of those months
    Wouldn't that be something!!!!!!

    I understand the decision you (and others too) make in regards to that. I know that Amazon is huge in the US and likely elsewhere, and with a population 10X of us here in Canada - Kobo seems to be fighting an uphill battle. Yet, I love the e-reader I have, and if I were to get a tablet, it would likely be the one Kobo offers. Fingers are crossed they keep going and don't get bought up by Amazon. Yes, they are now run by a Japanese conglomerate I believe.

    Anyways - I look forward to The Novella's - I have loved everyone of your books (all e-books).

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