The first This is True book, This is True: Deputy Kills Man With Hammer — And 500 Other Bizarre-but-True Stories and Headlines from the World’s Press, is finally off the press — the third leg in making the publication profitable enough to continue (and enable me to quit my Day Job).
Its debut was delayed by my demands for quality: I wanted acid-free paper and non-petroleum ink, both to ensure the pages won’t yellow three weeks after you leave it in your bathroom and so I didn’t have to feel guilty about a chemical sludge buildup below the press.
I also paid extra for “stay-flat lamination” so that the fun four-color cover will stay glossy, resist scratching, and yet won’t roll up in a little ball twelve seconds after you put it down.
Why the US$11 cover price? I did not price it at $10.95 or $10.99 since I don’t believe in that stupid gimmick to make you think it’s “less than $11” — just another indication that I respect my readers’ intelligence.
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See info on the book collections. There are a lot more volumes now!
1 Comment on “Book ’Em!”
Eleven bucks??? That’s chump change! I won’t mention competitor books but when certain, um, “companions” run $10-$15, your books will be just as interesting and enjoyable short reading sojourns and a great addtion to any collection. Thanks for the link!
Yep, and they stayed at $11 for nearly 20 years. Of course, once I expanded to Premium subscribers, they got a discount, and still do. -rc