ELIZABETH ZELVIN

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Where to Buy in 2016

The publishing industry and how people read has changed dramatically since my first short story was published in 2007 and my first novel in 2008. It continues to change rapidly and sometimes unexpectedly.

The only place you can find all my fiction, my two poetry books, and the professional book on gender and addictions that I coedited in 1997 is on Amazon. You can locate it all by putting "Elizabeth Zelvin" in the Amazon search box or going to Amazon's Elizabeth Zelvin Page.

Some of my short stories are available as singles or collections with other e-book booksellers. If you haven't bought them, please don't ask why I don't put more of them there. They make me about ten dollars a year--the minimum that Smashwords, the clearing house for B&N, iBooks, Kobo, and other distributors, will remit to the author.

I will get a small royalty if you buy my first two hardcover mysteries, which are out of print, on Amazon. If you buy them anywhere else, I won't get paid. Bookstores will not stock them. Libraries will not order them. Airport bookstores and big box stores never carried them, because the initial print run was small, and these venues stock only bestsellers that are printed in the hundreds of thousands. If you buy them second hand, the author does not get paid.

All my books and stories are available as e-books for Kindle. It's the least expensive way to buy them, and it's worth saying that you don't need to own a Kindle to read them. You can download a Kindle app for free on any Amazon e-book page.

My two historical novels are available as beautiful trade paperbacks. Bookstores and libraries will not carry them. This is an industry decision, not the author's. I wish the paperback sales figures reflected the numbers of people who have said to me that they still prefer to read a book in print and don't like e-books. The only way to keep print books coming is to buy them.

 
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