Bookseller? Moi? I tell you what, it really goes against the grain for me. Honestly, I’d love nothing more than to give away free copies of Of Night and Light to my friends and family, people who aren’t my friends and aren’t relations either, people I meet on the train, random people. I want to be generous. I want to bring joy…
I’ve just checked and I began Of Night and Light, in its first manifestation as a screenplay, in January 2009. That’s more than five years ago. Five years of my life!
Apart from the time spent on the writing (incalculable) – first the screenplay and then the novel – there have been expenses. Two reviews from literary consultants, for example. Then the cost of publishing. The marketing. Merchandise. Money has been flying out of my piggy bank…
No money has been flying IN.
It’s one of those Catch 22 situations. A professional bookseller or bookshop won’t be interested in stocking it unless it’s guaranteed to sell and make money. It won’t sell unless it’s in bookshops.
I do something about it myself.
So I am. I’m going for it.
Introducing Caroline Coxon, bookseller…
On Amazon and other on-line places, the RRP for the hardback is £13.99 and for the paperback it’s £7.99 – then there’s the postage on top.
From me, directly – the cost will be £10 for the hardback and £6 for the paperback (or equivalent in your own currency) – plus whatever it will cost me to post it to you, wherever you are in the world, if required.
I have a PayPal account.
If you’re interested, please use the contact form.
It’s not my ambition to be a bookseller. It’s my ambition to be a writer!
(And it would be lovely if people bought my books…)