Last week I explained to you why pre-orders are important. And as you may know, we have been selling our book so far as a pre-order on Amazon and only on Amazon. As an indie self-published writer, it’s kinda hypocritical to be exclusively available through a goliath like Amazon, even just for a limited time. So I would like to take a sec to explain our reasons for doing that real quick:
1. Amazon allows us to make the book live in less than 24 hours, for free, and prints and ships the books for us – it’s stupid easy
2. It allows us to get the book to our friends and family all over the world
3. Stocking the book in local indie bookstores requires planning and coordination months in advance, which we just couldn’t swing in time for the holidays.
This is just the honest truth about our process and the realities of publishing a book by yourself. But I wanted to let you know that we get it, we agree, and we are already dedicated and in the process of setting up with local stores and indie book seller websites in the coming months. But for now, it’s Cyber Monday! So instead of feeling icky contributing to the flood of business to Amazon, we though you might want to get a silly, illustrated dating empowerment book made by your friends instead!
Happy shopping y’all – and check back tomorrow for our #GivingTuesday recommendations!