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Ordering the Northwest Novels

Hi Harold,
  
        If we buy books right from you, does this cut out Amazon, etc, and get more money directly to you?
  
Thom
  
        I get this question a lot. Let’s go over this again, for those of you who came in late.
 
        In order to publish my book-length work, I use what is called “print-per-order” self-publishing. This technology, which became available about ten years ago, has absolutely revolutionized book publishing and broken the back of what was one of the major Jewish monopolies in the communications industry. It enabled me to publish a lifetime of work in a space of less than two years, with professional quality and nice art work on the covers. It also has removed the crushing weight of Jewish censorship in the form of editorial boards, agents, and the major multi-national publishing conglomerates.
 
        Publishing has in a sense reverted to its original form in which it existed up until the middle of the 19th century, where the author was responsible for every aspect of a book including content, printing, and distribution–the same original form of publication which contributed some of the great works of literature and ideas to our race.
 
           However, print-per-order does present some problems. The main one is that every copy of a book must be paid for, cash on the barrel head, before it is printed up and brought into existence. No credit. No huge press runs of 20,000 copies, no cases of complimentary copies for the author to pass out like lollipops, etc. Given the virtual destitution of not only myself but all ppo writers, this slows distribution to a molasses-like crawl and makes print-per-order almost like publishing in the Middle Ages, when manuscripts were slowly copied out by hand by monastic scribes and passed hand to hand at the speed of a pack mule.
 
        Stephen King and Tom Clancy generally receive a complimentary shipment of at least a thousand copies of each of their works for book signings, presentations, etc. Any time they want more free copies they just phone or e-mail their agents. I happen to know both of them rent storage facilities just to keep their cases of comps in. 
 
        I on the other hand usually have one, maybe two full sets of the Northwest Quartet in stock, due to my extreme penury, and as many on order as your contributions will allow me to bring into existence, single copy by single copy. The total circulation of all four Northwest novels, six years after the publication of The Hill of the Ravens, is to the best of my knowledge less than two thousand copies, although many people today don’t mind reading books on a computer terminal and so have read the internet versions.
 
        Getting to your question, Thom, (finally) the cost of a full Quartet ordered from me is about $100, if you want the books signed. You must send me the money first, so I can place the order and bring the copies into existence by paying for them. The publisher must then ship the books to me, which must also be paid for, and I then sign them and ship them to you via special pre-paid Priority Mail box, which right now costs $10.35 regardless of weight. This will be going up again in January, probably going up significantly since the regime’s postal service is bankrupt, like every other government department.
 
        If you don’t need signed copies, then the Northwest books are a little bit cheaper. You can find deals on them via Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Alibris.com among other places. You can also save the double shipping costs. If you’re going to be ordering any quantity of books or CDs or DVDs on line, it is very much worth it to join Barnes and Noble’s club and get the discounts, which usually pays for itself in a couple of orders. If you shop around you can probably get a full Quartet online for about $70 to $75.
 
-HAC 
 
       
 

2 Comments


  1. Mikey
    Nov 22, 2009

    Hey Harold,

    Sorry to be critical, again, sigh, but you kinda’ digressed away from the comrades original question, namely, which purchasing method actually puts more money in your pocket?

    I was wondering myself, as The Brigade was a gift and the other 3 are loaned out to folks who have seemingly become attached to them, heeh,

    Mike


  2. The Old Man
    Nov 22, 2009

    What I generally do is send people books if I think they’re halfway intelligent and capable of comprehending them, or at least an initial Brigade, and invite them to send me what they think the book is worth. Usually they do.

    I don’t actually SELL books myself, officially, because that would involve getting into sales tax, etc. and the legal requirement to keep records accessible to state bureaucrats and cops.

    If anyone wants to get them from me and are prepared to wait for me to place the order, they can send me enough for however many books they need and I can simply order the books and have them drop-shipped direct to the end user by B & N or Amazon, and if they want to stick in some extra money for old rope, that’s fine too. I have to keep things very informal at the moment.

    -HAC

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