Clean Sweep, dead tree version, is now available on CreateSpace. It will soon pop up on Amazon as well. Before I link it, I wanted to make it absolutely clear what this edition is. It comes with the following warning:
***Notice: This is a special Collectors Edition, trade-paperback volume, which includes Black and White original illustrations. It is a short novel, of approximately 60,000 words in length/227 pages***
1) This is a Print-on-Demand edition, which means that it costs more to print the book, which in its turn drives up the price, which is why this edition costs $10.99. We will be getting about $2.50 from each copy sold through Amazon. 🙂
2) To keep the cost down, we had to go to black and white illustrations. Black and white illustrations can be printed on regular paper. Color illustrations have to have special paper. POD creators lack the ability to do special paper inserts, so to have color illustrations, the entire book would have to be printed on the special paper. It would cost over $50. 🙁
3) Because it’s a POD, the format of the book is more of a Trade Paperback than a mass market.
Gordon and I know that many of you would like to support us, but Clean Sweep has already sold incredibly well in e-format. We never had a book stay in top 100 on Amazon for so long. It sold so well, we can afford to hire someone to do an audio version. We are absolutely thrilled that you liked it so much.
So, just to be clear: this is a version for people who either don’t like to read in electronic format or who just want to have a printed volume to keep as a keepsake or to give to someone as a gift. It is expensive, beyond what I personally would consider a bargain, and is about 2/3 of the length of Magic Burns. It is exactly as described, a collector edition. We are probably going to get some for giveaways, and because I just want one, but we don’t really count on the POD version to pay our bills. Don’t buy it to help us, buy it if you really want one. 😉