Monday, April 30, 2012

Well, it just keeps getting better and better!  My printer said she would waive the fee and put me in a Book Distribution company and then I would be on Amazon.  Then a few weeks ago I saw my book on the Barnes & Noble website, Oh too cool!  So I go to Barnes & Noble and speak to the manager about what all would entail having a book signing.  Well, he wouldn't do it because my book is in the POD category and if all the books don't sell they are not returnable.  I said, hell, I would buy them and bring them in, have the signing and what sells we split the profits.  Oh hell no!  They don't go for that!

So, I am very upset to say the least, angry all the way home thinking of what I could do.  I send my printer an email and she finally gets back to me I believe a day later.  Well, this is the email she sent me.  And what pisses me off is that she acts like I am a complete idiot.  I guess I was, because I let those bastards screw me over!  I honestly can't have a book signing unless it is my own damn garage!!!


We have done what we can and your book is no longer at B & N (but you are not out of the POD program). See the note below. Also, you are going to need books at your book signing, you realize that right? Barnes and Noble won’t do a book signing without books which is partly why they said what the did about POD. You can still be in the POD program and as long as you and your B & N manager agree on how many books you will need to come with (you have to pay for these remember) then you should have no trouble setting up the book signing.

If you need anything else, let me know,

Okay, for starters.  I NEED books for a book signing.  Really????  You don't say.  Thought maybe I would just sign post-it notes saying I owe you!!!!  Oh, and I would have to pay for the books.  Again, Really????  Thought since I trusted them to print my books that maybe they would just hand over a thousand or so and let me get back to them with the money I owe them! 

Is the world so full of stupid people??  They have truly screwed me over and pretty much I now have to waste my time looking for someone else to print my books.  And when I do I will be very pleased to tell them to take me out of the POD program.  Don't care for it much!  I spent over 20 years of my life in the spare time I could from my husband, and two kids and moving every 3 years because we were in the Military.  After the kids started school I had to go to work.  But, I spent nearly half my life writing this 4 book series and with my book on Amazon I get LESS than $2.00/ book.  And I never get a notification when one has sold.  I have read about other Authors, they do believe they NEVER see all of their earnings!

Sometimes I should have just listened to myself and just burned all of my books and lived like a normal person and just dashed all my stupid dreams, because sadly they have become a NIGHTMARE!!!

Well, I know this doesn't really matter to anyone, I just needed to vent but still dredge on...NOTE TO SELF...if you have dreams make sure they are ones that cannot be squelched by others!!!!!!


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