Familiar Things — Now In Print!

Hey everyone! This is just a post to let you know that a physical, paperback edition of Familiar Things is now available for purchase! And isn’t it a stunner?

You can purchase your copy on CreateSpace or Amazon. And I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who cheered this process on, cheered me on, or is simply interested in my book and is planning on clicking one of those two links so they can pick up a copy. You guys are amazing. :D

And, on that note… gosh, how do I even talk about this? It feels incredibly awkward to me. Anyway, it’s come to my attention that a few people were waiting to buy the physical book because they were under the impression that, as physical books tend to be more expensive than ebooks, doubtless this would translate into the author (me) receiving a better cut of the money. More money means more royalties, right?

This was incredibly moving to hear. If anyone reading this had a similar thought process, all I want to say is thank you for thinking about me. Seriously–it’s so kind of you. I’m humbled.

However, I want to put that idea to rest. With self-publishing, I get to make the pricing decisions (to a point), and I have chosen to price the physical book so that I receive about the same royalty payment as I would for a copy of the ebook. This is both fair to me, and keeps costs down for my readers. So if you choose to buy the physical book, for whatever reason, know that the majority of your money goes to the actual production and distribution of the book itself. Ebook or dead trees edition–I make the same for each individual sale on Amazon. So please, make the choice that’s right for your pocketbook.

There is one way I can make a little extra money, though, if you’re interested in helping me out that way–and that’s if you buy your physical copy direct from CreateSpace. My royalty payment from CreateSpace is about double that of Amazon.

So, anyway–there you go! I look forward to hearing from new readers very soon! :D

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  1. Anonymous
    Nov 27, 2014

    The print book is so pretty! What distributor do you use for your print books? Also, are you going to let them be available in Barnes and Noble stores?

  2. Miss Habel
    Miss Habel
    Dec 1, 2014

    Thank you! I’m using CreateSpace for my print books for the moment. Alas, that means they won’t be available in bookstores–for the simple fact that if I chose bookstore distribution as an option, it would increase the price by 5-10 dollars. I wanted to keep the price as low as possible for my readers.

  3. HikariMikuH
    Jan 19, 2015

    Hello , I really love your books , dearly series a really super and if you do a third , I will buy it , it’s sure ^^ but for familiar things , will it be translate in french ? I can read in enlish but I prefer in frensh ^^ love !

  4. Miss Habel
    Miss Habel
    Jan 26, 2015

    Hi! So sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Unfortunately, I don’t foresee FT being translated into any language anytime soon. :/ Non-US deals were a terrific opportunity for my first books, and I’m very grateful to my literary agent for arranging them. But I lack that power, as a newbie independent publisher. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed–maybe one day, I’ll be able to expand to non-English languages! :D Thank you so much for your support and for being a reader, though! I really appreciate it.

  5. Vaylan
    Mar 23, 2015

    Hi, I just want to know if “familiar thing” will be available on the google store. Also, I really like your previous books :)

  6. Miss Habel
    Miss Habel
    Mar 23, 2015

    Hi Vaylan! I haven’t yet looked into putting my books on the Google Store or iBooks–mostly because I was ill-informed when I initially set FT up, and did not give it a proper ISBN. You’ve reminded me to look into fixing that. I would watch for updates on my Facebook page, but know that it will likely be some time before I have it set up.

    And thank you so much for continuing to read my books, however you choose to do it! You’re awesome. :D

  7. Vaylan
    Mar 24, 2015

    This is kind of weird, because I did buy the “dearly series” there ….In fact I bought one print and one on google store from my android devices….

  8. Miss Habel
    Miss Habel
    Mar 24, 2015

    That’s because the Dearly series was published by a traditional publisher (Random House). Familiar Things is my first self-pubbed title, meaning that I’m the only person involved in its production. And I’m still learning. :)

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