So I’ve been thinking about print copies.
Print copies of full-length books will be available as soon as I can make them available–hopefully only a few weeks after the digital version. (The delay will mostly be a matter of Lightning Source approving the material and making it available in their catalog.)
I haven’t yet made a print version of Unlocked, because hey, it’s only a little over 111 pages. Since these will all have to be printed POD, I don’t see I could make it available for anything except around $5.99 or so–which to my ear sounds way too expensive for 100 pages. But I know I will be writing more novellas (I really like the form!) and had planned at some point to release a print anthology combining three of them (probably at a price point closer to 10.99–I can’t be sure until I know the length). But this probably won’t be until 2012 or so, and I hate to leave my print readers out for so long.
So this is a question for those of you who only read in print, or who prefer to read in print: Would you want to buy a print copy at $5.99, available sometime in the next month, knowing that it will be available in an anthology form next year, or would you hold off for the anthology. What do you want?
At some point in the future, I’ll have another post for indie bookstore owners about terms.
EDITED TO ADD: What do you think about the possibility of having the novellas combined with full-length editions?
E.g., putting Unlocked as a bonus at the end of the print edition of Unraveled?