I hope you’re having a good day so far. I woke up to some irritating news.
Amazon will be raising printing costs soon, so the prices of my paperback books will be rising–after June 20, 2023. If you want to snag some at the old prices. I’ll keep a few lower for the next week. Those whose prices have to be adjusted will be:
Romance (historical and fantasy romance respectively)
Watchmaker’s Heart (A light, fun Victorian steampunk #romance with a spunky heroine!)
Courting the Stationmaster’s Daughter
and for you urban fantasy/UF Romance lovers:
and The Artist’s Inheritance will also be rising.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
Simply, Big Business. The printers have raised their prices and unfortunately, Amazon passes that off to me, in the form of… cutting my royalties. As the printing rate hike cuts into my royalties, I have to raise the price to, you know, not make $0 every time y’all want a paperback. If you’ve bought books from any other marketplace lately, you’ll likely have noticed this.
From what I’ve been reading, Amazon is one of the last hold-outs as far as raising their prices go.* I don’t often say this, but good for Amazon!
I suppose it had to happen. Like you, I had hoped things would finally go back to normal, post pandemic, but like you, I’m still waiting for that fabled day.
Anyway, I hope you’ll find something you like, here. And, meanwhile, if you’re an ebook reader, those prices are staying the same (except for the occasional sale, of course).
(*Things are looking a bit crazy over there, anyway. If you noticed my post from three days ago, two of my paperbacks were going for less than $5; today Amazon’s got them priced at $7.27 and $7.91 respectively. Weird! Still a bargain since their normal list price is $11.99 and $12.99, FYI, but still.)
Now for a bit of good news. I’m back to writing! I’ve only just started a new manuscript, so it may be sometime before I have more news to share on that front. Since Christmas, I’ve been starting and abandoning several projects (hence, why I haven’t even made a Youtube video lately), but I feel confident this one is finally going to stick, as it were. We shall see. Stay tuned and hopefully, I’ll have something new to share with you all by or even before Fall. (Ye gods, how is it May, already???)
In the meantime, thanks for reading! I hope you are doing well, and find something there you’ll love, and don’t forget to leave a review, if you do.
best magical witches–er, wishes,
Juli D. Revezzo