Since closing my online store, I’ve been looking for a way to sell signed books directly to you from my website(s). My current solution is a little feature called Simple Payments, which I’ve installed on my main website only.
You can hop over there to the Claire Delacroix page to see some of the books I have available for sale. I have many more, of course, but thought I’d start with series bundles as the postage isn’t as daunting. If there’s a specific book you’re looking for, leave me a message on that page (or email me at deborah AT deborahcooke DOT com) and we’ll work it out. The postage estimates are for shipping to the US or Canada. If you live elsewhere, please also send me a message and we’ll work it out.
Here’s that page again.
I’ve added some trade paperback bundles to my online store. If you buy the entire series in print from me, they’ll not only be signed, but you’ll get a free tote bag and a special price. Remember that the store operates in Canadian dollars.
The Bride Quest
The Rogues of Ravensmuir
The Jewels of Kinfairlie
The True Love Brides
The Champions of St. Euphemia
The Brides of North Barrows
I decided to try a little experiment this month and am pretty happy with the results so far. My Brides of North Barrows Regency romances are novellas. This means their word count is between 25,000 and 30,000 words – while my books are closer to 100,000 words. I’ve had people ask about getting these stories in print editions, but in trade paperback, they’d make pretty thin books.
My Dragons of Incendium books – which end up being between 40,000 and 50,000 words, because they include a longer novella and a short story – are available in a special size from Amazon, which is 4″ by 6.5″. I like these mini-books a lot. The problem is that they can’t be distributed beyond Amazon and not all of you want to shop there. They aren’t even available to readers in all Amazon territories.
The other company I use for print editions is Ingrams, and books from them are in wide distribution internationally. So, I tried out a new size there. It’s 4.25″ by 7″ which is pretty close to the mass market trim size of 4.125″ by 6.75″. The first two books I tried in this size were the two Regency novellas, Something Wicked This Way Comes and A Duke By Any Other Name. They’re about 1/4″ thick.
My copies arrived today, and here they are:
The buy links for them are also live at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’ve added them to the book pages.
You can also order signed copies directly from me in my online store. These will also include the digital version of the story, which will be delivered by BookFunnel once your purchase is complete in the store. Right now, the print edition of Something Wicked is available in the store, while the one for A Duke will be available on March 27.