Big lesson being learned in Bondville. It seems that, contrary to popular belief, a lot of people I know don’t really buy books online. Books or anything for that matter. Hmmmmmmm.
Funny all that smoke and mirror reportage hooting wildly about the staggering numbers of people abandoning stores in favour of the ease of shopping online.
Who wants to make bets that Cathi will end up being her own distribution hub? A little wrinkle is that I hate the post office.
Since the term “going postal” likely originated for a good reason, I’ve been doing a bit of research as to how much it will cost in shipping for readers to buy my book from …
Spend $25.00 and it’s free. Any less and it’s time to pony up, but it’s really not all that bad.
Standard Books $2.99
Express Books $5.49
Also free with an order of 25 clams and up. I wonder what it is for just one? OHMYGAWD! It’s a scandalous $5.99, but wait, wait, the salesperson on the phone just told me that if I have my copy of Night Town shipped to an Indigo near you there is no charge at all.
This is very good news for those still nervous about taking the physical book store out of the shopping experience. But you still have to pay for the book online.
And prices as of April 15th? A mere $7.69 for your kobo as well as a considerable 24 % discount on the hard cover dropping the price to … $13.68
Sweet. But you still have to pay GST. ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…Don’t blame me. Take that up with the government.
BARNES AND NOBLE
I don’t see that the Nook Version is live, but the cost of the hard copy is about the same right as it is at Indigo. $13.46
As far as shipping goes, Barnes and Noble are following Amazon and Indigo’s examples. 25 buckaroos
Standard Books $3.00
Express Books $3.99
This seems pretty fair to me. Tomorrow, I’m going to call and check in as to exactly when the hard copies are in stock. It should be super soon. Fingers, toes, eyeballs and knees are crossed.
PS If you’ve got any questions you want me to cess out, now’s the time. I’m still climbing up my very steep learning curve.