Good day people, First of all, I want to thank everyone who nominated me for the liebster award and the 11 tags. Relentless builder, cee, mindshade, Michael onobite, simply mee, 9Ja Great and sugarspring. Please, forgive me if I left your name out. Thank you so much. The picture below is for you all.
I am so sorry, I won’t be doing any blog awards or tags for now. Believe me, it is for reasons so silly to explain on blog right now. But I believe I have been blog-friendly enough to be forgiven this one time. I am so sorry and on my knees and rolling on the floor right now. Abeg, forgive me. I won’t do this next time.
Something has been bothering me for a while, it is about the Print On Demand (POD) service for my book to take care of readers outside Nigeria. I realised that readers were going to be getting the book at a price I considered to be expensive ($20.00) and there was nothing I could do about it. The POD people slammed a high price on it because I demanded that the book be printed in colour cos of the cartoon drawings inside. The irony of it is that the print quality of the copies in Nigeria is far higher than the ones these POD service are offering o. I did not use the normal novel paper (bond paper), in order the book a magazine feel because of the drawing in it. I also had the cover embossed. This efizzy I put in my book shot up my printing cost in Nigeria to more than twice what it would have cost me to print a normal novel, yet, the Nigerian copies are more than 100% cheaper than these POD people.
I did this effect for my printed copy because I believe in going all the way when I want to do something. I believe content is key, but presentation must be on point. I want to give everyone a reason to be proud to have the hard copy of the book on their bookshelf and I want the book to be able to market itself, even in my absence. After doing the blog giveaways, I even had the book re-edited and got rid of all the annoying grammatical errors that were threatening my career as a writer and editor.
After thinking and thinking about this POD issue for weeks, I decided the only way to present a cheaper alternative will be to put the black and white copy up for sale, which is what I have done. At least, readers will still be able to understand the stories, drawings or not. So for readers outside Nigeria, the kindle edition is $5.99, paperback (coloured) is $20.00, paperback (no colour) is $11.99. Click here for more purchasing info.
For readers in Nigeria... my people... the ones who will get the embossed cover... the ones who will get the matt paper, instead of normal bond paper... well... we’ll see in camera next week.