As posted on facebook:
To those who are upset regarding my print choices to go large print to accommodate disabilities without accommodating your specific disability,
I apologize that this choice has negatively impacted you.
I cannot continue to make two individual versions of the book in print, and I have been seriously debating discontinuing print altogether due to the heartache and trouble it creates for me–along with the expense. It is *not* a significant money maker for me. (To keep prices affordable, I make approximately a dollar per book, and even then, the prices aren’t all that affordable.)
I may convert the current books to mass market and discontinue print altogether, as no matter what I do, there is no way to make everyone happy.
I like offering print editions, especially for libraries and people who want the larger print because it’s easier on their eyes.
I cannot accommodate everyone, and this significantly bothers me. There is no middle ground for this in terms of font sizes; I cannot do a ‘middle of the road’ because that doesn’t work for anyone. No matter what I do, I exclude.
And at this point of time, I’m questioning the number of hours I am investing creating and maintaining the print editions.
To give you an idea, I receive maybe $100 a month in print royalties, and this change has cost me $65 to $100 a cover to bring to the mass market size. Any adjustments to the spine cost an additional $65 to $100 per book.
The vast majority of my readers are NOT print readers. I do not have many libraries ordering copies.
**I was doing print editions as a labor of love rather than a matter of earning money.**
I will make a decision regarding print editions after I’m finished converting the magical romantic comedy (with a body count) series, but “because I want to” isn’t good enough anymore, and I’m tired of the lashback because of this change.
Maybe it is better to please nobody than continually upset everybody.
I’m tired, and I’m tired of trying to make everyone happy and failing spectacularly at it.
Thanks for reading.