Posts Tagged ‘paperback’

1653262_357761791031816_392327553_nWhen eBooks first exploded onto the scene near a decade ago (yes, it’s been a long time, we know) there were people that said that paperbacks would fall by the wayside like cassettes did in the wake of CDs, but that hasn’t happened.

Much like the Blu-ray and DVD – eBooks and paperback books continue to co-exist alongside each other. In fact, if you’re an author that doesn’t have paperback books, many people will turn scornful looks in your direction. The reason for this is that we simply love paperbacks. We love physically holding books and the joy that comes from turning the pages, feeling the texture of the cover and the scent that books have.

In the Library in Doctor Who, thousands of years in the future, the books were all paperbacks (granted they had a rather deadly other side to them, but that’s sort of getting away from our point) – there is something about reading a paperback that satisfies something in us that digital books can’t quite compete with.

That isn’t to say that eBooks are bad, far from it, eBooks have allowed people to try reading new authors for little to no outward cost. For authors with extensive catalogues, readers are able to purchase all of their work without having to sell their first born to pay for all the titles. There are even many readers out there that will buy an eBook and then choose to purchase the paperbacks afterwards.

But what is it about paperbacks that mean even with the cost and size elements being solved by eBooks, we still want our paperbacks?

We’ve been wrestling with this question for a few days now (well since C.S. Woolley brought it up when she came back from the CEO Sleepout in Nottingham) and we think we have an answer.

Reading a paperback is an experience. There is something tangible in the book you are holding, the bookmark that saves your place, the notes that you scribble alongside parts of the text, the stains where you have spat out your tea in shock, the thumbprints where the paper has been dented because you were gripping the books so hard, the smell that is as welcoming as a roaring fire. We love paperbacks because they bring books to life for us in a way that digital copy just can’t quite compete with and give us something to throw when we are frustrated, cuddle when we’re upset and drop in the bath when we’re not paying quite enough attention.

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As you may have noticed, we have a number of locations that you can buy officially sanctioned merchandise from, however most of this isn’t directly available from us. But we do have an etsy store that you can purchase eBooks, paperback books and even posters directly from us.

Our current range of products includes:

RE 1 bestseller

The paperback and digital copies of Rising Empire: Part 1, Book 1 in The Chronicles of Celadmore

eBook £2.39
Paperback £11.98
Paperback, eBook, Poster & Postcards Gift Set £16.95

All prices include postage and packaging for UK customers. International shipping is priced at £2.51

RE 2 bestseller

The paperback and digital copies of Rising Empire: Part 2, Book 2 in The Chronicles of Celadmore

eBook £2.39
Paperback £11.98
Paperback, eBook, Poster & Postcards Gift Set £16.95

All prices include postage and packaging for UK customers. International shipping is priced at £2.51

SoD bestseller

The paperback and digital copies of Shroud of Darkness, Book 4 in The Chronicles of Celadmore

eBook £2.39
Paperback £12.98
Paperback, eBook, Poser & Postcards Gift Set £16.95

All prices include postage and packaging for UK customers. International shipping is priced at £2.51

LoF bestseller

The paperback and digital copies of Lady of Fire, Book 5 in The Chronicles of Celadmore

eBook £2.39
Paperback £12.98
Paperback, eBook, Poster & Postcards Gift Set £16.95

All prices include postage and packaging for UK customers. International shipping is priced at £2.51

EoD bestseller

The paperback and digital copies of End of Days, Book 6 in The Chronicles of Celadmore:

eBook £2.39

Paperback £11.98

Paperback, eBook, Poster & Postcards Gift Set £16.95

All prices include postage and packaging for UK customers. International shipping is priced at £2.51

SoD Tril bestseller

Are you already enjoying the Rising Empire trilogy? Then you can get the next three books in the Chronicles of Celadmore as a single boxset:

eBook £6
Paperback £17.99

All prices include shipping for domestic and international customers.

Beginnings best seller

The life of a private investigator is not the glamorous one that the movies would have you believe – join Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren in Beginnings, Book 1

eBook £2.39
Paperback £11.98
Paperback, eBook & Poster Gift Set £14.95

All prices include postage and packaging for UK customers. International shipping is priced at £2.51

kevin Metis best sellerThe life of a private investigator is not the glamorous one that the movies would have you believe – join Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren in the Kevin Metis Saga, Book 2
eBook £2.39
Paperback £9.98
Paperback, eBook & Poster Gift Set £14.95

All prices include postage and packaging for UK customers. International shipping is priced at £2.51

Derek Long best seller

The life of a private investigator is not the glamorous one that the movies would have you believe – join Nicolette Mace: the Raven Siren in the Derek Long Saga, Book 3

eBook £2.39
Paperback £9.98
Paperback, eBook & Poster Gift Set £14.95

All prices include postage and packaging for UK customers. International shipping is priced at £2.51

FATE bestseller

A viking saga for children, Fate is the ideal book for children from ages 5 to 500.

eBook £1.80
Paperback £6.98
Paperback, eBook & Poster Gift Set £11.95

All prices include postage and packaging for UK customers. International shipping is priced at £2.51

Map Poster

If you already have your copy of Fate, then the map of Viking Denmark is the ideal accessory to put on your wall.

Printed on 135 gsm, A3 paper and coated with a gloss finish, the map is the perfect way to track the adventures of Erland, Eva, Christian, Dalla, Riki and Wifrith.

Map £7 including international shipping

Inexchange

Journey into the not too distant future and discover what it’s like to live in space and experience life on Planet Earth for the first time through the eyes of Michael Morgan

Paperback £11.98

Domestic shipping is free. International shipping is set at £2.51

To help chase away those Monday blues C.S. Woolley has launched a brand new competition open to US residents only – Win a paperback copy of Rising Empire: Part 1 with amazon giveaway.

Simply follow the directions for your chance to win!

C.S. Woolley has donated the prizes for this competition and all you need is to have a US postal address, follow C.S. Woolley on twitter and then see if you have won!

This competition is open for a limited number of entries – so get in there quick for your chance to win!

Just three days to go until Filling the Afterlife from the Underworld: Volume 3 is released! The proofs for the paperback have been approved, the digital editions are all ready to go!

You can pre-order the digital editions from your local amazon store at http://mybook.to/FTAFTUV3

Pre-order for just 66p from kobo http://ow.ly/JwziA

Pre-order from iBooks and Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/nicolette-mace-raven-siren/id962793988?mt=11

All other digital formats and the paperbacks will be available for purchase on 28th February 2015