One of my Facebook friends lamented that Wither was out of print. But that isn’t so! The print edition of all four of my books mentioned above are still in print, but years after release (10 years for Wither now), it’s much less likely that book distributors (the middlemen between the publishers and the booksellers) will keep these books in stock. Since many bookstores consolidate all their purchases through 2 or 3 distributors rather than dealing directly with a couple dozen publishers, they don’t have access to the print editions. Dealing with distributors is simpler for bookstore owners and managers, so that’s what they do. You might have luck if you request a print copy from the store’s information desk, but then again, they may not want to go through the “hassle” of purchasing a single book from the publisher — Pocket Books (a division of Simon & Schuser) in my case — so they may just tell you that they can’t order it.
I’ve also noticed that Amazon.com has some wacky prices listed for the “in stock” and “sold by Amazon” copies of Wither’s Rain and Kindred Spirit. These are mass market paperback books, both priced at $7.99 — not the $25.95 or $28.95 that Amazon has posted! Of course, you can purchase new and used copies through the 3rd party dealers if you are comfortable with that approach.
If you aren’t on the digital book (eBook) bandwagon and don’t plan on getting a Kindle anytime soon and you’re having trouble finding/ordering my books through traditional online and brick-and-mortar bookstores, I sell signed (and personalized, if desired) copies of my books out of my author bookstore. So, that’s an option.
Thanks for reading!