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DIES IRAE Coming Back to Amazon!

Posted by Sara Vance-Hogan on December 22, 2010 at 2:46 PM

That's the good news. The bad news: it was going to cost a MINIMUM of $23.60 for the combo book "Love &  Friendship." That would have been the absolute minimum price, in which I would not receive a penny. Don't get me wrong, I'm no money-grubber, but I would like a LITTLE bit of a royalty -- I worked very hard on "Dies Irae" for five years. And even if I did go penniless,  the book would STILL be too expensive.


SO, because of that, I decided to NOT publish the combo books -- no one's going to pay that much for a 500 page book from a "nobody." Instead, I made the four single, novella paperbacks available again, and assigned them an ISBN and distribution package so they can be ordered by bookstores and sold at Amazon. They are a little more expensive than the last time I published them without the distribution package, but I think the prices are still reasonable (from what I've seen at my bookstore, anyway). Not to mention, I love the book covers for them more than I do the combo books.


I worked all evening formatting and publishing these four books. Of course, that means I didn't get anything else done that I wanted to do (sad day D:), but in order to put "Dies Irae" back on Amazon, I think it was worth it. The great thing about re-publishing books is that I get to post partial reviews on the back cover. Awesome. I think they really spiced things up and I thank all of you who gave reviews for "Dies Irae." Those are still posted at my website ( if anyone wants to read those reviews. Just go to the "Book Synopsis" category, then "Fantasy" and then "Dies Irae."


Speaking of reviews, I need more for "Dies Irae." If anyone is willing to post reviews on, I will gladly send you the PDFs free of charge for you to read.


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Reply chelsea
3:42 PM on January 19, 2012 
sold out on amazon :(