The To Do List is both the bane of my existence and the necessity that keeps us all sane. Instead of making multiple posts, we’re going to tackle a bunch of admin in this one so you don’t get multiple emails.
Print Edition of Magic Tides
Just approved this cover minutes ago.
We didn’t forget the print edition, no worries. It’s a process. As soon as everything goes into the system, we will get you the ISBN you can forward to your library or your choice of indie bookstore.
Print Edition of Sweep of the Heart
Why is it so expensive? It’s expensive because it’s a BFB. Big F*cking Brick. That’s a highly technical publishing term for a book way over the typical word count limit. It’s Bayou Moon-sized. The more pages the printer prints, the higher is the initial cost and we cannot sell it at a loss.
This is, in general, is an issue for POD. The prices are high. We are still looking for a print-only partner, and if we find one, that will mean lower prices.
Audible Edition of Sweep of the Heart
Like many of you, when I saw $42 price tag on Audible, I did a double take. After all, it’s only $12.99 on Apple Books. When I signed into my Amazon account, the price dropped to $34.29, which is still steep. Ranging prices across different platforms for audio are nothing new. Ruby Fever Audio, which is produced by a traditional publisher, retails for $25.90 on Audible and is only $7.99 at Apple Books.
The price discrepancy happens because of the different agreements audio distributors have with audio retailers. Audible heavily relies on audio credits. In fact, only 6% of you buy our work on Audible a la carte, meaning with actual cash rather than credits.
Ruby Fever is 12 hours and 26 minutes long. Sweep of the Heart is 16 hours and 25 minutes long. It costs more because it’s longer. We are checking with distributor to see if there is anything we can do to drop the price down, but my understanding is that there probably isn’t. The audio prices are going up across the board, like everything else. These things are not necessarily decided on individual level for us, meaning that a retailer and a distributor agree that a book of certain length must cost at least this much.
We are trying to roll with these punches and be responsive to the marketplace. We found a distributor who offers audiobooks across a wider variety of retailers, so you have more choices and are not just limited to Audible.
(And now you know what I mean by a lot of admin tasks. You see these writers in films, and I actually met a few in real life, who “just write” and let their publishers, etc., sort all of this out. We are over here looking at market penetration for different distribution channels and trying to figure out what will happen in the next 12 months. Some days I feel like I need some continuing education in some sort of business area.)
If you are an Audible user, I would wait for credits. The book isn’t going anywhere.
Original contestant pictures are now available at this link: Spouse Gallery.
Where is Tuna?
Why no Tuna? Where is Tuna? What have you done with Tuna?
Tuna has no time for picture time. Naps are more important.
Proud Bookworm says
Thank you for the updates and good luck with your busy to do list!
Hearing about all the hard work that goes into publishing your work makes me appreciate it all the more. Thank you for explaining why different platforms charge different rates. Thinking it must be frustrating to have no control over it?
Hope you have a fantastic Christmas!
I hope you and your family have wonderful and happy (and safe!) holidays! Thank you for the pet pictures. I love looking at pictures of other people’s beloved pets!
It’s good to see Tuna has a fluffy, warm coat ‘cause the Cold is coming. Have a very Merry Christmas House Andrews and please stay safe. I think y’all need a Yule Log this year. Thanks for all the wonderful gifts you hv given to BDH this year, so much appreciated. I’m listening to Burn for Me for like the 5th time. I never get tired of this story.
Nicole Humphrey says
Just wanted to mention that on amazon dot ca (Canada) there are two listing for print, one attached to the ebook version that says Paperback and one that apparently ships from the UK. The UK version is ten dollars more. I didn’t see the regular price version at first and was like, that can’t be right. Sure enough, it wasn’t. Something to watch out for.
Moderator R says
One is sold by Book Depository and one directly through Amazon ???? (although when I logged in the Book Depository price dropped to the same price ????????♀️)
I pre-ordered on co.uk, didn’t notice it said sold by amazon eu. Book was released and mine wasn’t delivered, checked order status “delivery date pending”, searched the site & found separate page sold by amazon uk. Had to cancel my pre-order and place a new order.
Amazon can be a handy one stop shop, but can also be a right pain!
Tuna’s tail is magnificent.
I must agree. A very impressive, fluffy, majestic accent to this cat.
yea, verily … and forsooth!
Eleanor W. says
So lovely to see Tuna and her fluffy tail napping as all regal cats should. Thank you for the pictures and thank you for the insights into the business side of things – eye-opening! Have a wonderful Christmas with all your favorite characters (human and not)!
“Where is Tuna?” is something I ask myself every night before bed. She enjoys sneaking out for adventures but as it’s getting colder, I fear for her spending the night outside. She either runs away or gets quite vocal about having been left out like I threw her out Fred Flintstone style.
My mom’s cat, Indiana, is like that. He’s restricted to inside quarters because he did not come back at his usual “before dark” time and who needs that over the holidays? Stay indoors Tuna! There is love, food, and soft ripper cushions to conquer.
William B says
I’ve had a number of cats over the years. Some were allowed outside, the last wasn’t because she had been declawed by her previous owner. I would let her out with me occasionally into a fenced area. She was good about listening to me when I told her she couldn’t go past the fence because she didn’t have claws anymore (the fence had posts that she could get through if she wanted).
What is your secret for getting a cat to listen to you?!? You must be magic. ????♂️????
The cat might be magic too. My SIL had a cat that would do really impressive tricks on command, which is not typical for a cat.
Todo lists are really a bane and blessing. Hope it will stop growing before saturday arrives so you can enjoy christmas to the fullest!
Sweep of the Heart will be my January present for the darkest month. Hopefully it will be back in stock by then… It is soo worth the wait!
Zaena B says
Thank you for looking out for us! It’s these wonderful things you do for us BDH that make y’all our favorite people and authors! I hope that you can kick back and relax for a span of time so that you can enjoy Christmas and all the other holidays! Bright Blessings and HUGS for a happy and less- stress New Year!
At our house the TTD list is everything; if it’s not on the list, it doesn’t get done. I admire how much effort you put into your overall success on top of the excellence of your books. Thank you for going all those extra miles. You’re the best!
Merry Christmas & Happy NY Times Best Sellers List!
Thank you for the link to the spousal candidate “photos” – I love being able to refer to them!
Tuna has priorities straight
I’m with Tuna, Naps are important! Napping sounds much better then cleaning bathrooms which is on my to do list today ????
Thank you thank you for having a distributor that works with more than just audible. I do buy from audible, but not if I can help it.
Bfb. Hehehe. I just figured when I looked at the price that it was one of the large style paperbacks instead of mass market size. Correct! Plus it has illustrations, which always run up the price.
Pet photos! So fun. And spouse contestant photos. Pivor is a different one, isn’t it? He’s too cute! Needs to look murderous (chortle).
Thank you for the updates! I love the contestant pics and I can’t wait until Magic Tides comes out.
Sandy Hagman says
Just bought Ruby Fever audio at Chirpbooks.com for $8.99. I buy a lot of my audio books there.
Me too! And downpour .com
I’m sorry to hear the admin keeps you two from writing. Maybe a PA could help, or Mod R?
I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas with all the family and pets. Thank you for another year filled with stories.
In anticipation of the delicate Texas power grid cascading to failure, I have been saving Sweep of the Heart for this 72 hrs below freezing weekend…Thursday night in single digits. I won’t notice the power black outs when I’m deep into a great read. I grew up in the Northern Plains. Fifteen below zero there is a one on the level chaos scale compared to Texas’s off the chart level of chaos when an artic front blows in. Happy holiday to you and yours!
Maria Schneider says
Just FYI and I don’t know if it applies to your audible books on Amazon: I often pay 7.59 for a an audible book (without credits) by buying the ebook first. Since these books are already out, you might ask the horde if they see the option to buy audio after purchasing the ebook and what the price is. I have purchased at least two books this way…I believe both were indie published books but I’d have to double check. It would be far cheaper to buy the ebook even if someone didn’t need it and then pay for the audio book, if the discount applies.
I’ve done this for Audible books for my grandma. She loves a certain series and it was cheaper to buy both the e-book and the Audible version than just the Audible one. Never made much sense to me, but that’s Amazon for you. ????♀️
Maria Schneider says
I just checked one of the previous Innkeeper books — and I can buy the audio for the 7.49 price since I own the ebook. So it might work with the new Innkeeper book too (I don’t own that one yet).
Niki in Philly says
Just checked 12/20/22@10pm EST and audible price is only $7.47 since I bought the ebook first, definitely cheaper for me to pay cash than use my credit for it.
It’s often that way. I have quite a few books where it was cheaper to buy Kindle + Audible than to buy Audible alone. I don’t know whether that is a members only perk or not. I think they do it to keep us hooked on Amazon; if we stray, we lose that option
Yes! SDSU, where a friend just retired, played football against Montana state on the 17th. The temp at start was 9F. We would be so shut down at those temps, not sitting in a stadium watching our team. As she said, well it wasn’t snowing. Could only laugh.
Oops. Meant this to go under Chinook1981. Sorry for any confusion
Mason is always down for a photo session. Sadly this website can only handle one picture of him at a time. Which is an indication of how awesome he is.
make that less than 1. LOL.
Moderator R says
Oh noes ☹️. WordPress is witholding cute critter tax!
When my life gets overly busy I switch my terminology from TO DO LIST and instead call it my MASTER LIST. And that piece of paper is guarded with my life and looks awful but makes me feel like I’m accomplishing something every time I cross something off.
It is my “memory”
Jenn K says
Tuna has such a sweet face! Wishing you and your family a safe, wonderful holiday!
Judy Schultheis says
If that had been the original picture for Pivor, I wouldn’t have given it a second look. The guy in the picture you used for the serial was adorable.
It does look like the description in the final version, though.
Moderator R says
His colouring was changed in the final edits to avoid repetition ????, so the original picture no longer serves for purpose.
The new one looks like Sean William Scott. Take that as you will 🙂
Laura Martinez says
Preordered with a credit in Audible.
If you buy the Kindle then you get a discount price on the Audible book. I like to have both.
Thanks for posting the spousal candidates. Any chance we will ever see what Pivor looked like when he was Cumbr Adgi?
Debra L. says
Haha, I was a little surprised at the price on the print version of SotH… until it arrived in the mail. Wow, it is MASSIVE. The pages are very thick too, to the point where I thought I accidentally skipped pages when I started reading. Very nice quality though. The price seems on point for what you’re receiving imo, and it will happily sit on my shelf until my next reread. The ending was so heartbreaking! (No spoilers)
Patricia Schlorke says
Tuna definitely has her priorities straight. Naps are very important. The look on her face says to me “why are you disturbing me human?”
Sorry to read about all the admin stuff you’re going through. Hopefully it’ll get done so you can enjoy Christmas weekend.
This cold snap is not phasing me at all. I’m ready for whatever comes. I’m working the rest of the week, thankfully at home. No having to bundle up in my winter gear to go out. ????❄️
Patricia Schlorke says
I love the back cover blurb on Magic Tides. Low profile, Kate? With Curran and possibly others (like Hugh) to help out? Uh, yeah that will blow the “low profile” out of the water. 😀
Normally I don’t want to wish the time away, but in this case? Come on January 17th!
SotH is an impromptu melee weapon, can confirm.
Ok, got my snoozy Tuna fix.
Everything has gone up in price in the last year, and books have to also. I’m happy that you wrote a long book with Sweep of the Heart – more for me to read and enjoy. Have a lovely holiday.
Other Barbara says
Sweep of the heart is now one credit on audible. I checked Apple Books and audio of sweep of heart is $12.99 much cheaper than audible.
I did not even know other companies carried audiobooks. I did once audio books 1-3 of Nalini Singh archangel series only to have company fold and my copy leave my computer somehow.
I am cheap and spend a credit feels cheaper than cash even when it costs more.M
audible is just about four miles from our home, in Newark, nj.
Yay for building in Newark.
Maria Schneider says
Kobo sells audio, Apple sells audio, Google Play has audio…Findaway sells audio, Blackstone sells audio direct, and Chirp sells audio. I have purchased from Google Place, Amazon (audible)…and Blackstone. Never had problems with any of them. I generally just go wherever it’s cheapest.
Nice cover for Magic Tides! Is that a chest of magic sand or pirate’s gold? So excited this will be coming out soon.
Finishing up my wrapping and decorating here and started baking projects. Younger cat has 3 settings: Rampaging under the live tree, eating, and passed out on the footstool. Our weather is slowly warming up into the 30s and we are very glad the Nor Cal earthquake was not near enough that we could feel it.
Sorry Audible is so pricey. I am have a credit banked away for SotH and already bought the ebook. If there are BDH readers who have not tried Audible, I think you can try it for free and are given 1 book credit to start (so in theory you could read it for free – at the worst $14.99 for a month).
Thank you for all that you do, HA and Mod R.
I am loving my “brick”! It is a beautiful book, with the amazing story, gorgeous illustrations and cover art.
Yay for pix of the napping Tuna, and Madame of Her People’s Song lounging on her salon cushion!
Wow, that is quite the to-do list; no wonder you are stressed. You’ll be able to teach a master class in self-publishing by the time you get done. Do you ever find yourself wishing you are still one of those authors letting the publisher handle everything?
If one buys the ebook, which I did, one usually gets a discount on the audiobook through Amazon. I don’t care how much it costs as long as the narrator does a good job. I’m waiting impatiently and am re-reading Sweep of the Heart at this moment.????
I actually weighed my BN copy of SOTH, at 4,000 feet above sea level, it weighed 1 LB 10 7/8 OZ (US). I thought there was a lot of clay in the paper. Clay helps in the printing of colored pictures, but there was none.
Re: Tuna & naps
In 2020, I bought a microfiber blanket/large throw for our sofa to wrap around me while sitting and reading. It was cheap, soft, and warm. A friend visiting for Christmas decided he hated the glitter from the ornaments and tucked the blanket into the couch. After friend went home, my husband asked me (firmly) to please leave the blanket tucked in because our old man returned to the couch with the blanket, and if we wanted him to sleep on the couch and feel like it was his, too, we needed to leave it.
Last year I had a little windfall and bought a Merino wool and cashmere blanket/throw to wrap around me while sitting and reading. It was expensive, soft, and warm, and was promptly appropriated by my husband for his office and to wrap himself in at bedtime under the heavy down duvet.
This year, though. This year I found a 100% cashmere blanket on Etsy for less than the wool/cashmere blend. It arrived, I opened it, I was delighted, it was beautiful, moderately expensive, soft, and warm (happy to provide seller’s shop on request).
TWO MINUTES*. I put it on the sofa and went to make a cup of coffee. When I got back (see picture). TWO MINUTES. I am never getting a sofa blanket.
*it was two minutes for the first one. The moment she got up for kibble and a litterbox break, cat 2 stole it. I photographed the whole saga. The final picture is of cat 3 on the blanket while cat one sits on the floor, looking back at me whole as if telling me to FIX THIS.
Lin Kirsch says
Oh my, I do not object to paying more. Books are worth every penny!
William B says
And of course I just tried to order Magic Tides and found out that I already ordered it. ????
FYI: the audible whispersync price (if you bought the kindle ebook) is $7.47, which is cheaper than the cost of one credit. So if you’re going to purchase the kindle ebook, make sure you snag the whispersync price and don’t use up a credit.
Tuna looks like s/he feels luxurious to touch…
Just finished SotH again. Sigh. So really satisfying. And I have generated more questions! Heheh Thanks once again.
Michelle G says
Re the audiobook price. I just checked audible and it said because I have the kindle ebook that the price for the audiobook was only $3.47 (Australian Dollars).
So that might be a cheaper option for anyone who already has the kindle ebook.
M Palmer says
If you buy the audio as an add-on to the Kindle eBook, it’s always more affordable too. Depending on the book, usually 7.99 to 12.99.
Interesting – I had no idea the price for an audiobook would vary that much across platforms. Thank you for the heads up! I am an audible member, but also order a la carte sometimes when I run out of credits. I had always assumed audio books were just expensive – will start shopping around now. 🙂
Valerie in CA says
You named your cat Tuna. He has far more imperious things to do to overcome the name.
We got an orange tabby (short haired) when I was 7. We named him Chicken. He was the most bad ass cat in the entire neighborhood. No animal ever bested him. He lived to be 18.
Thank you for sharing some info on the publishing side of things!
While I try to keep spending to a minimum (and frequently fail), I don’t mind paying more for more content. Especially when it’s such high quality work as you two do! It makes sense to have to pay more to get more.
Hopefully you can get the admin stuff sorted out to your satisfaction in a timely manner and then forget all about it and have a wonderful Christmas! ????????
Sara Weiss says
Just in case you don’t have credits. It’s only $7.49 whispersync if you got the kindle book, so together it’s still cheaper that way.
I honestly do not begrudge you these administrative tasks. I wish you didn’t have to worry about “market penetration per channel” because artists should be doing their art. But I wish you all the best and hope that the effort gets surpassed by the profits. Thank you for all of this. Thank you thank you thank you!
Considering how fast I blew through SOTH on my Nook, I was shocked to hear how big it is in print. Pages fly when you’re having fun!
Admin has generally been something I avoided at all costs. When asked to organize anything, I would explain that I am not an admin person; I am an operations person. Point me at what needs doing and I will do it, as long as it’s not admin. Now however all of the home maintenance, healthcare paperwork, insurance cr@p, taxes, and general budgeting are on me, so I’m learning as I go.
That’s yet another reason why I’m looking forward to January 17th. I needs it, my preciousss.
Caroline in Carolina says
+ 1, I read through it so fast on my Kindle.
Badmama Battillo says
The solution to your problem with the warm throw issue is simple–always buy two. One for you and one to sacrifice. I had the same issue with my husband. Especially if the throw was soft and cuddly. We now have several soft, cuddly and warm throws in all the most comfortable lounging areas in the house. Finding a quite satisfactory one is no longer a problem. 🙂
I hope your admin tasks are behind you. I love how Tuna can radiate attitude without moving! I know you’re prepared for the holiday and the cold. Please try to relax and enjoy yourselves. Hugs.
Jean Morgan says
The price for “Sweep of the Heart” is so worth it to me! It is a large oversized paperback book and it is beautifully done. The paper it was printed on seems much nicer than smaller, more ordinary paperback books. Maybe that’s just my imagination. But I loved it and don’t believe anyone would have regrets about purchasing.
Naps are everything.
I am a member of Audible and have been for quite a few years. I buy 24 credits a year. I don’t recall the exact number but each credit costs between $9 and $10. I buy books that cost more than what a credit costs and for the rest of the books, I use credits. I usually end up buying more credits because there are always more books that I want than the 24 credits included in my membership. There is also the Plus Catalog which has books that I can read for free. These books are in the Catalog for a finite period of time. I am a voracious reader/listener (I am retired). I listen to books while driving, crafting, and working around the house.
Marti Garner says
I need to add that since I bought the Kindle version the Whispersync version is $7.47. With Whispersync I can switch between reading a book on my Kindle and listenting to it on the Audible app.
FYI, Sweep of the Heart is available on Hoopla (no waiting, unlike my library website which has 8 people in line for a copy). Hoopla is free if your library is signed up for the service. Check it out!
Michele G says
I love a To-do List. I feel so much happier when I can check items off. Hope you can give yourself time off / Vacation time.
Sending best wishes for Christmas season and New Year to all of House Andrews. And the amazing Mod R!
SOTH is my Christmas present to me : -).
Thank you for the photos of Tune….She’s so Fluffy <3
Question: as I always buy a print copy – and probably the audio version, too – do you have a preferred place for us to buy it? I would rather you got the best percentage of the sale funds.
Moderator R says
This is a more complex answer, House Andrews have addressed it before here https://ilona-andrews.com/2019/best-strategy-to-support-a-new-book/ ???? – but basically purchase from your favourite retailer or borrow it from your library, in whichever way and format is more comfortable to you! The only desire HA have is that the books aren’t pirated, the rest is all good!
Worth. Every Penny!
I will be forever sad that Ruby Fever isn’t longer. I wish you could’ve self-published it, because there are still so many questions I have about the characters and their actions in the book that we didn’t get an answer too.
Thanks for the Sweep of the Heart candidate pix. I was disappointed that the whole slate wasn’t included in the e-book. When I reread, I’ll keep this blog post open.
I am reading Sweep of the heart on Hoopla. They have the innkeeper graphic audios and a selection of books and audio. There’s no Kate books but that’s what Libby and print books at the library are for. All 3, because of my library card.
I can’t afford my book habit but am pleased the books are available to borrow.
I’ve become a fan of Chirp audiobooks. I can usually find my favorite authors much cheaper than elsewhere, I don’t need a membership, and they do some incredible deals. I got almost all of the Graphic Audio Innkeepers at a reduced price, and other popular authors can go for only a couple of dollars at times. You can also sign up for notifications for when individual books or any books by an author goes on sale.
I always enjoy and look forward to your updates 🙂
Thank you for looking out for your readers/listeners!
Good luck with your to do list.
The Audible version of Sweep of the Heart is 7.49 if you have the Kindle version.
I did not see the sweep of the Heart discussion thread go up. So no spoilers. But I did want to give you a huge round of applause for story construction. Of course I love your characters and plotting always. But in The Sweep of the Heart you did something that I rarely see. Something that generally I have only found in Weber or Butcher. And that is a circular or interwoven story linkage between books. Not that the books don’t stand on their own but it’s when you are in the fifth or sixth book in the series and you see all the random branching plot threads coalesce and come together. And I sit happily and speculate saying clever clever clever Author(s). Anyway thank you. I look forward to the ripper-cushions
Moderator R says
I’m so happy you enjoyed it!
Here is the spoiler/discussion 🙂 thread https://ilona-andrews.com/2022/happy-book-birthday-to-sweep-of-the-heart-and-spoilers/
Added comment – generally continuing story threads in most books. are linearly linked. Not circular or meshed. Butcher does it better than Weber and yours was really really good and unexpected
I got my order of HA merch today. Everything looks awesome. No printing mistakes and everything was really nicely packed. I didn’t buy t-shirts or totes so I’m no help there. There’s an item on backorder but we all knew about that. I’ll wait before I order more so not to add to the backlog. So happy.
Angela Knight says
Tuna is one fluffy beastie.
As for Audible — Audible is a biyatch to work with. I will still be getting that book.
Currently listening to the Kate Daniels series all over again. Happy sigh!
I only use credits on Audible unless it’s cheaper than a credit. as large as my audible library is, I do a lot with my local library system and NYPL. I will put it on my request lists too.
Sharon Leahy says
Smiles and Happy Solstice!!! We’ll start getting more daylight hours now, and soon there will be spring flowers to brighten the landscape of our lives.
Thank you for explaining the hassle of the admin details that you wade thru. You and Gordon are all that are needed to imagine and write the book; it has to be as astonishing to you, as it is to the BDH, how many people and companies it takes to manifest the book in paper form; and then more people and companies to manifest it in anime form; and then more people and companies to manifest it in audio form; and then more people and companies to distribute it.
After that, it is no wonder at all that the price goes up with each permutation, and then there’s the price of everything going up. We know that’s not on you, and when some of us complain, it’s just because they’ve had one of those days, and just one more thing was too much.
You and Gordon are pretty much what’s getting us through a lot of these covid years, I have no idea how many dozen times I’ve read thru each of the Innkeeper and Hidden Legacy series, but whatever the number is, I’m sure to double it, as you and Gordon have the perfect combination of romance, action, intrigue, gloriously wild funny delightful amazing characters, and the simple joy of writing that shows thru in all your books.
Thank you for doing what you do!!!
Wishing a joyful, happy, comfortable, peaceful, cinammon-scented Solstice to you and your beloved, and to the delightful Mod R.
I hope you’re having a somewhat relaxing time (though your to do list sounds intimidating).
Tuna is all the things. That is why we all want Tuna updates.
i’m jumping for joy because my library SotH ebook request just came in now so i know exactly what i’ll be doing tonight!
today we got more snow dumped on us, and its going to get down to -8`F (-22`C) tonight. thursday and friday its going to be super windy, up to 40 MPH (64 KPH), blowing all this new snow all over. the news is warning of blizzard conditions just from the blowing snow. so i’m extra happy to be able to settle in with a good book, a blanket and my doggy, and staying nice and warm.
glad to see tuna and your dog are feeling nice and relaxed too.
Thanks for the updates and allowing us to peak behind the curtain of the business side of writing. I wish you all (Mod R as well) a joyful holiday and a Happy New Year!
Kat in NJ says
Oh my, I sooooooo agree with Tuna: naps are THE most important thing right now! ????
Thank you for the updates. Here’s hoping you have more enjoying-the-season and less administration stuff for the next two weeks. Once I am finished baking, I will toast HA, Mod R and the BDH with a nice hot cup of tea and my famous (or infamous as per my husband, who is not a fan!) white chocolate, pistachio and rosemary Christmas cookies! Happy Holidays everyone!
Kelly M. says
Oooooh, those cookies sound delicious!
Michelle M says
I just got my hard copy of Sweep of the Heart and although it is a little expensive it is worth it. The book is over 400 pages and it has the original online story, the extended content and other extra goodies in addition to illustrations. I am VERY happy with my purchase.
Robin Šebelová says
To do, to do, to do do do doo, to doo do do…
On Audible I had the chance to buy 3 credits for $30.00. I was able to Pre ordered the book for 1 credit ($10.00). Three credits are usually $33.00 ($11.00 each). I don’t really like that I have to by the credits in 3 credits bundles. I don’t see how to buy individual credits.
Robin Šebelová says
You get credits depending on membership plan you pay for. You can opt for 1 credit (c) per two months (m), 1c/1m or 2c/1m.
I usually go for credit pack (3 credits) when I plan on buying into new book series, or something from my wishlist.
From what was written I wonder if Audible has the best quality anymore. Their books are mostly either 128bit 44100Hz AAC stereo with DRM, or worse (older ones) 64-32bit 22050Hz mono/joint stereo with DRM, while Graphic Audio offers 320bit MP3/FLAC without any DRM.
You get the chance to buy 3-packs of credits when you have 0 or 1 credit remaining. The price is higher in the app, so always go to a web browser to buy credits! They also offer a discount on the 3-packs sometimes, so if you think you’ll run out soon, and you see that offer, you should take advantage.
I’ve heard of people being able to buy a single credit, but I’m not sure what triggers that. It might only be an option when they’re having a 2-for-1 sale, in which case you can buy the credit during checkout?
If you’re an Audible member, you should check out r/audible semi-regularly. They frequently note sales before they’re officially live, and they’re good about finding tips to get the best price on credits and cash purchases.
Ms. Kim says
I always thought she should look like Laura Croft, tomb raider.
Kelly M says
SotH is down to $7.47 on Audible now (it was like $32 or something for me the other day since I owned the book, but now it’s dropped). Yay!
@Kelly M – The price dropped because you own the Kindle version. It’s still listed at “Member price: $34.29 or 1 credit” if you don’t have the Kindle edition.
I bet your screen says, “Whispersync For Voice price:”.
You’re Furry house members are soo cute and seem like certified “plumpers” lol Love ❤️ ???? ???? anything related Kate Daniels!!! can’t wait to read Magic Tides!!!
How wonderful life is when you’re in the world!!!
If you create a new Audible account, Audible is currently offering a Christmas deal for four audiobook credits for $5.95 per credit (USD) for new accounts.
First of all, Merry Christmas 🙂
Since you mentioned the print edition of ‘Sweep of the Heart’ – is a collectors edition like for the first three Innkeeper books planned for some time in the future for the rest of the books?
Or is this something not decided yet?
Sorry if this question was answered somewhere already and I didn’t see it
Moderator R says
I know it’s something House Andrews are interested in, but no plans have materialized yet. We will let you know as soon as we have news! 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Then I’ll just keep only the ebook for now and will see what the future holds.
PS: I love your avatar
Really hoping Julie and Derek’s next book comes out soon… I’ve loved Derek from book 1 and if anyone deserves s HEA it’s him…. Pleeeeeeze!!
Your work is well worth the price, I’ll buy without the audible credits anyway!