I’d hoped to get my new web site up and running by now but… you know how that goes. Thanks for being patient. It’s a lot closer now to launching.
Amazon raised their price for copies of Waterside Cottages to $19.80 plus postage and handling (after getting a call from my publisher informing them that they had the wrong price of my book). Although they still have an edge because they get a discount for shipping in bulk, I feel a bit better.
After getting prices from Fed Ex, UPS and the Post Office for shipping my slightly over two-pound book (US Mail won) and ordering large envelopes (who knew padded envelopes cost so much?), I’ll be selling the book for $26 (this includes all mailing costs).
And I’ll be happy to autograph and inscribe books with personal messages in case you’d like to give the books as hostess, housewarming or birthday gifts.
In case you’ve been wondering what any of this has to do with boats and planes, I’ll share an e-mail that I received from Lisa, my editor at Gibbs Smith.
Hi Barbara and Dan, I just wanted to let you know that I just reviewed an advance copy of Waterside Cottages. It looks so gorgeous!! I had a big smile plastered on my face as I looked through it because it turned out so beautifully and was so much fun to look at. We should be receiving more advance copies soon, and then I will be sending you each a copy. (You will get your author copies later when the bulk shipment arrives.) Thanks, Lisa
Still puzzled? The books were printed in Asia and are at his very minute slowly making their way across the Pacific Ocean on a cargo ship. One advance copy was sent to the publisher by airmail.
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One thing I haven’t had much time for recently is naps on my porch. So I thought you’d enjoy visiting Between Naps On The Porch, where Susan (a woman who rarely gets a nap) shares great thrifting and decorating ideas. I love her music selections, too.