Maybe you noticed? Maybe you didn’t. But a lot of our books are now available in paperback at Amazon.com as well Amazon in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Japan. With that in mind I wanted to answer some questions about buying our books on Amazon.
Amazon (again) FAQ
Question: So like didn’t you guys totally break up? You made kind of a big deal about it, too. Like it was a thing.
Answer: Like OK. We did totally break up. In fact, we dumped them because they were like taking money from us and it was gross and we dumped them. But we’re back together again. So yeah, it’s cool again.
Question: So wait… before you were losing money with them, so you broke up obviously, so what’s changed? How did you guys work it out?
Answer: They’ve changed. OK, well maybe not really because they still are still Amazon and all that stuff. But they have a new program we like and can work with that works for us a little better and as a bonus our books are now available to bookstores and in a lot of countries, which is ultimately better for our customers.
Question: So you’re not broken up any more? You’re back with Amazon…
Answer: I mean look at the arms on Bezos. We got our ticket to the gun show.
Question: So your books are available in a bunch of countries. Why aren’t your books for sale in all countries Amazon is in, like say… Canada or Australia or New Zealand?
Answer: We know. We want our books sold those places, too. I mean, we’re a publisher and we like it when our books are available everywhere. The short answer is that we’re now waiting for Amazon to expand the program we’re in to those places. We want it, other publishers want it, and I think Amazon is looking to do it.
Question: So if I live in France and I buy a book on Amazon.fr does that mean you’re shipping me a book from the States?
Answer: Nope, your book is actually printed in France… or at least somewhere in the EU. We have no idea what that means for the UK if/when they decide to break up with the EU but they have all sorts of problems to sort out.
Question: Are these books Prime eligible?
Answer: You better believe it.
Question: Can I get bulk discounts?
Answer: Amazon doesn’t offer bulk discounts. But we offer bulk discounts right here on our store, nothing has changed there.
Question: Great, can we talk about books on Kindle?
Answer: Our books do much better in paperback for us financially so we’re a bit slow on releasing them for Kindle. While Kindle is great for fiction, we’re a non-fiction publisher and like everyone else that does non-fiction… Kindle is on the decline. So that’ll be sporadic and based per title… but also demand. If you and 100 friends want a book on Kindle, let us know!
Question: Are you going to break up with Amazon again?
Answer: Gosh, I hope so. Breaking up and getting back together is fun.