I have always strived to (eventually) get print editions made of all my titles in both trade and mass market editions.
Ingram (the distributor I use to get into indie bookstores and libraries), has hiked their minimum distribution limits up. Essentially, the price of mass markets has become prohibitive. I will still make and offer them, especially for library access, but in reality… I do not expect anyone to buy a $26 paperback.
That is the reality of the rise in print costs and distribution costs. This is mostly out of my hands. If you want affordable print editions, you will have to make use of Amazon. (They’re currently still only charging between $15-20 for my titles.)
So, if you want to know why print is even slower to get to market, this is why: it’s become prohibitively expensive, and I have limited energy to spend.
I’m going to spend that energy on more accessible formats, especially ebook.
And no, I will not be doing any kickstarters again in the future. Sorry. The last one got too large for me to handle on my own, and I simply don’t have the energy OR money to pull a Brandon Sanderson. (However nice that would be.)
So, I’m very sorry about that. I’ll continue to make paperbacks, but now you know why they’re slow. They are the absolute last priority right now.
The reality is? I don’t make money off them, and I do them for libraries because I fucking love libraries.
I will have some news about Patreon and the read alongs soon. (It’s going very well, and the Cindercorns and Spicy ponies will very probably get another book added into the line up, assuming I can get my act together.) Details on that to come soon.