Photo courtesy of the Netherlands Flowerbulb Centre (www.bulb.com)
In Virginia, April is when gardens burst into bloom and birds reappear.(birdhouse by Ruth Welter, www.artfulcreations.biz)I rush out first thing in the morning to see what’s new and I check again at dusk.
Things happen fast in April.
The weather is usually pleasant and the bugs haven’t arrived yet.
Soon it will be hot and humid and gardening will become a chore. Growing June's fresh veggies is hard work. Watching April’s tree peonies bloom is bliss.
This week, after finishing a story for Custom Wood Homes about an amazing house on a Wyoming ranch, I've turned my attention back to launching my new Waterside web site.
It should be up and running within a week and you will be able to pre-order autographed copies of Waterside Cottages on the site.I checked Amazon and saw that they listed the book’s cover price as $24.99 and their discount price as $16.49. Since the blad lists the price as $30 (not $24.99), I called Kim, the sales coordinator at Gibbs Smith, to ask which was correct.
Alas, it’s the $30 price. (Kim was glad I caught the mistake and was going to call Amazon.)
Even with my author's discount and wholesale price, I’m not sure that I will be able to match Amazon’s price. Dan suggested that I order them in bulk from Amazon to autograph and resell, but with mailing envelopes and postage, my web price would still be slightly higher.
I promise to sell the book for less than $30, so stay tuned.
My new web site will feature fun themed slide shows,
cottage craft projects,beachy recipes, and great stuff to buy.
I’ll let you know the launch date soon. The Book Blog will continue to feature posts on decorating, gardening, ramblings and my next book project.
I'll also be posting Waterside Cottages: Behind The Scenes-- a chapter-by-chapter look at the stories and photos that didn't fit in or didn't belong in the book.
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