Lace Curtain Irish isn't going to be released until St. Paddy's Day (hoping for the saint's blessing here), the book is already showing up at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
So I'm wondering, if I tried to order it, would it ship, or does the distributor realize that we set our lay-down date and we'd like to stick to it, if you please.
But while pondering the infinite there, I noticed a big, big difference in price.
As in full price at Amazon.
While over at BN.com, they're passing the publisher's discount on to you, the consumer.
We've found that most of our books are sold through Amazon, which is the place most people think of when it comes to ordering books, or just about anything else, online.
They must realize it as well, because they don't seem to be keen on sharing the discount with their customers. Newcastlewest Books gets the same cut, whether Amazon or BN or your local indie book seller charges full retail or some other price, which means it's Amazon reaping the financial reward.
Being relatively new to the publishing biz, I can't say if that will change as we arrive at our official lay-down date.
Before then, I hope to have the "Look Inside The Book" feature up and running so that potential buyers can thumb through the opening pages and discover how brilliant a writer P. L. O'Sullivan is. And if those buyers choose to navigate over to BN.com to make the purchase at a lower price, none of us will be complaining.