Valor of the Healer

About buying vs. preordering Valor of the Healer

userinfoalinsa just laughingly informed me this morning that Carina Press makes it way too easy to buy things. And that the link to my book might have accidentally been clicked on, and that the site might have accidentally been registered for, and that credit card data might accidentally have been entered, and, well! One can see how these things might happen.

But on that topic I was then asked by userinfotechnoshaman about whether there are any best things to do about buying the book, e.g., during release week and such like. So this is a quick post about that.

Many authors will ask you to specifically buy their book during release week, with an eye towards whether they can make it onto the New York Times bestsellers list. Honestly, I don’t operate nearly at that level. At the level at which I do operate, my goal is any sales at all! And getting the word out about me.

So by all means, if you want to preorder the book now, do that. If you want to buy it when it comes out, do so! I will note though that the one argument for “sooner rather than later” here is that Carina is doing a thing with the pricing, where through the end of May, Valor‘s price is going to be pretty low. It’s $2.69 right now on Carina’s site and will probably boing up a bit to $2.99 before May is out. After May I’m likely to go up to $4.99 or $5.99, depending. So if you buy sooner rather than later, you’ll get that cheaper price.

Also, buying directly from Carina will get me slightly more money, because other ebook vendors will take their cut. I do like the ‘more money’ part of that, so I’d encourage you to buy from them. On the other hand, I’m also a fan of convenience! So if you’re an owner of a particular ereader and you like to buy directly from their site, please feel free to do that too.

Valor is currently available for preorder on Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Kobo, and Google Play. And I’ve done a link roundup of all the rest of the places I’m aware of where it can be bought on the book’s official page, including links for international readers.

Note as well that no matter where you buy it from, Valor of the Healer is completely DRM-free. And I particularly encourage international readers to consider buying straight from Carina, in case your ebook site of choice complains about your not being in the States!

Last but not least, I’ve been asked this before but will note again: for the time being, Valor will only be available digitally. Carina is investigating print possibilities but nothing definite is in place yet. If you want to improve the book’s chances of eventually making it into print, though, the best thing you can do is buy it!

And the second best thing you can do is tell all your friends. Post about the book. If you’ve read it already, review it! (And if you would actually like to review it, I have plenty of review copies I can make available to serious interested parties.) Because again, at my current stage of the game, the goal is spreading the word.

To all who have already bought the book or who plan to do so: thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. And I hope you enjoy Faanshi and Julian and Kestar’s story!

ETA: P.S. While there is not going to be a print version soon, I CAN note that there WILL be an audio version! I don’t have a release date for that yet, but the instant I do, be assured that I WILL be trumpeting that far and wide. Watch this space for further updates!

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