I asked my erstwhile publisher if he could send me some copies of my book, as I had run out. He sent me 80.
Writing, it turns out, is easy. Publishing is not so difficult. Getting books in stores and into people’s mitts, on the other hand, is not for the timid or easily discouraged, particularly for the small or self-published.
After some cajoling and begging, my erstwhile publisher managed to convince the Quebec stores of the Chapters/Indigo chain to stock my 2013 collection of columns, Don’t Everyone Jump at Once. And that, it seems, is where they sat: in stock. I never saw them on any shelves. Eventually, Indigo returned the unsold books. And now I have them, lovingly stored in my attic, in all their glorious redundancy.
Anyone want one?
Regular $18.00, yours for only $16.00 (plus postage). That’s a guaranteed laugh per dollar. (I guarantee nothing.)
Willing to negotiate and commiserate in the comments section.