Wild Divinity is here!
It's book launch day people!
Greetings Haiku Friends!
Today is the big day!
It’s finally here! Wild Divinity, my book of haiku comics is now on sale! You can buy an ebook version, a paperback version, or a hardcover version.
Here’s a look at some of the pages:
The ebook is $4.99, the paperback is $15.99, and the hardback is $29.99.
Here are links to the major retailers currently carrying Wild Divinity:
Gumroad (best source for the PDF version of the ebook)
Additional Ebook Links (including Apple, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble)
Are you interested in a signed copy? I was going to set up a more elegant solution, but due to time constraints, I am offering the signed copies the same way I have in the past.
You can send me payment via PayPal or Venmo. A signed paperback is $15.99, and a signed hardcover is $29.99. Shipping is free in the United States. Make sure you also email me your name and address too: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live outside the United States and want a signed copy, please send me a message, and we will work out the shipping.
Here are my PayPal and Venmo links:
You may notice that my book is currently available on Amazon only as a paperback or hardcover, not as an ebook. If you’re interested in that publishing drama, you can find the details in a ps below my signature.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some common questions I get every time I publish a new book:
What is the best place to buy your book?
I want you to buy wherever is most convenient for you. I get about the same amount of royalties from every online retailer. Buying from me directly is the most profitable transaction for me, but I am still in the process of building out my direct store. Right now, I’m only offering signed copies through direct sales.
Is it better for you if I buy an ebook, paperback, or hardback?
I also make about the same royalty on every book, regardless of what format you buy. I make about $3 on an ebook sale and on paperback and hardback sales. This is because color printing costs are so high.
What is the difference between the paperback and hardcover versions?
The hardback not only features a hardcover, it also uses higher-quality paper and ink. The hardcover version is the most deluxe format. However, the paperback is still printed on high-quality paper with high-quality ink.
The ebook version costs less than the physical versions. I prefer the PDF ebook format over the Kindle format and other Epub files because you can read it on any device and you have the option to easily zoom in and out. PDFs are a more stable technology and are likely to stand the test of time better than other formats.
Thanks for going on this journey with me! Please feel free to message me with any questions!
P.S. I’ve been self-publishing with Amazon for more than ten years and prior to this project, had never run into any problems. This time, Amazon blocked my ebook version but not my physical copy versions. The reasons are not entirely clear. their automated emails are extremely vague. It appears there are some copyright concerns. After dealing with the issue for a week, I now have to wait for them to get back to me.
One of the problems is that because this book is listed in the comic book/graphic novel category, it is usually handled by the good folks at Comixology, one of Aamzon’s many subsidiaries. But, two weeks ago, Amazon laid off almost everyone at Comixology, meaning there are no real humans left who know how to deal with digital comics.
While this is disappointing, Amazon is a huge digital comic market, I still have a lot of other outlets to sell my ebooks. Getting the print books approved was harder this time than previous times. All of this has motivated me to get off my ass and build my own store. This will give me more options for growing my audience and allow me to expand using different printers. In other words, it’s time I go even more indie and wean myself off of Amazon. I will always list my books on as many marketplaces as possible. However, I refuse to waste my time pleading with Amazon’s bots.
How exciting, Jason! Congrats!