So the publisher's contract works like this, I send the poems, they make a chapbook, at no cost to me. As a matter of fact, I received 10 free copies. OK actually she sent me 9 and kept one to use as a demonstration piece for a grant she was applying for, but anyway, I get published + 9 books, at no charge. My only obligation was to reorder once.
Now, if folks order online, I get 40% of the sales, but I've said all along that I was a lousy sales person, and have proven it, by selling a whopping 15 books so far. Fifteen books in a month. That's just sad. The fun part is, I used my percentage of the sales of those 15 to re-order, so that I know my end of the contract is fulfilled.
Therefore, I will, as of the middle of July, have 58 copies of a book I don't know how to sell.
I have plans for 2 of them, and I have one more guaranteed sale.
so what to do with the other 56? Haha Christmas presents anyone!?
So here's the deal, if anyone wants a copy of the chapbook, I'll sell it to you friom the pile I'm about to have for $5 plus Shipping and handling, which comes to a little over $6. Just drop me an email and we'll work it all out.