Thursday, April 24, 2014

Please be aware, books etc don't grow on trees--

If you are one of those people who is "afraid to use his or her credit card" on line, and therefore wishes me to send you copies, I am afraid I cannot do it now, because of legal requirements. 

The only exception may be for reviewers with major outlets, in which case I would have to buy the books myself as review copies to send out in press kits.

In this system, authors even have to pay for each and every proof copy themselves.  That is the way it is set up.

I am afraid you will have to get used to it, in this modern world.

If you can buy shoes, clothes, concert tickets, education, groceries and trips on line, pay your phone and internet provider, then so also you can buy books.

I don't hold by the view that writers and artists should give everything away free, as we also need to eat, pay for housing and make a living.

At the most it could be a barter of services.  But money is better as it does not require a coincidence of wants and needs.

Everyone already gives away a lot of material free.

Books, songs, poetry, paintings don't grow on trees.

Thank you for your Understanding.