Sweet, my On Demand publishing payment came in! I hope you’ll forgive me for talking numbers, but I’m giddy with anticipation.
So let me open the email… it’s a whopping $3.62!
On the bright side, this means I’m still a professional writer.
On a more serious note, this is a large part of why I haven’t printed Book 2 of the Oathbreaker series yet (as opposed to making electronic copies available): it’s not worth it in terms of effort and time. Book 1 has moved thousands of copies electronically – though, granted, a lot of those were people who said, “Hey, free book!” and haven’t moved on to the next one – and no more than 100 as a printed version. Comparing those numbers to the smaller sales of the (relatively pricey) Book 2, I’d probably move five or ten printed. Given the costs of printing, shipping, and proofs, I’d be looking at a net loss.
So… sorry, print lovers. It’s not going to happen in the near future.