Just hang in there a little longer. I'm sure they've just activated the storefront and will be making final tweaks. The price will have to be adjusted to $15.95 for the printed version since that's what's on the cover, but I do believe the price for the download is right. As always, we'll have to wait for Jenna to confirm.
They probably won't change the price. It seems to be a common practice on web sites to offer things at slightly under the cover price. It's an incentive to get people to buy the book through them - particularly when you consider that adding the shipping brings the rate up over the cover price anyway.
We want this book to appear in local bookstores if possible. Even with the money that Lulu is generating going to charity, you won't get a lot of retailers buying it if they don't make any profit off it at all. If they have to pay the cover price + plus shipping - they lose money when they can only sell it for cover. And I doubt the shipping costs are going to the charity fund.
The same thing applies to us if we buy copies for resell at signings, conventions, etc. It is great to think that we have the money to but copies - pay shipping and not worry about losing any money - but if you have to make a living off your writing (not currently having a day job) you have to be practical also. the cost of shipping - gas to get to the signing - the mailing that you've done, etc. all add up. Yes, we want to help, but practicallity has to be considered. If I don't have the money available and can't expect to recoop it, I can't put it into the project.
Oh, no I totally agree, Carol. I don't have that kind of cash either. And if I buy it at a reduced price for a signing, say, well, then the charity won't get as much, unless I take the difference and send it along. Then you get into all kinds of accounting problems.
No, I plan on promoting it by bringing flyers (and maybe one copy for display and perusal) with me when I do all my Talisman signings.
Don't mind me, I'm giddy with excitement this morning!
I've posted a sign-up sheet at my place of work and we'll be placing a bulk order in the next few days. I'm gonna see if Lulu will ship via a courier of our choice on our business account. I'll let you know how it goes, maybe there are other folks out there who'd like to do the same sort of thing to consolidate and minimize shipping charges.
Charlie, that may be the way to go for those of us who aren't Bill Gates. A friend just wrote me that she had to reluctanctly cancel her order for 2 books when she found out the shipping charge (to Toronto) was going to be $25.75.
Don't forget to click on the right-most star for a Rock On! vote. I pressed it and the vote turned to 4.
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Everyone shouold vote as people sort by number of votes when searchng for popular books.