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Pencils and Process Book Availability and Discount Thread

In some ways, this is slightly redundant to my announcement post about this book's publication, but I thought it might also be good to maintain a thread about where Pencils and Process is available and if any special prices pop up. I'll start by listing where you can buy it with links.

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From what I've seen so far, retailers periodically discount the book to varying degrees. A few days before the original post, I saw Barnes and Noble had a discount on it - about 20% off the hardcover if I remember correctly. It didn't last long, but that's a good price. The book is also eligible for site-wide promotions, like if Books-A-Million (or whoever) has a holiday discount code. Amazon does periodic discounts too, and there are third-party sellers on the site constantly trying to undercut the Amazon Prime price. I'll try to share stuff like that in subsequent posts.

Looks like we've already got another discount going, on Amazon this time. The hardcover is on sale for $32.68. It's 7% off...not much, but small discounts help too. I wonder if this is to coincide with Easter sales at other retailers? For example, right now you can save $10 off ($50 minimum total) at Barnes and Noble with the code APRILSHOWERS. And Books-A-Million has a 20% coupon code BASKET ($30 minimum total).

I thought this was interesting too; there are some other non-Prime sellers. I almost always stick with things that have Prime shipping personally, but it's sort of cool that there are some other slightly cheaper options. Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1733921001/ref=tmm_pap_new_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1555169144&sr=8-1

For any Kindle users out there (device or app), the eBook version of Pencils and Process is free on Amazon until Saturday April 20th at midnight!

Amazon has a program called "KDP Select," which sounds sort of like some cult or middle-level marketing scheme. But it's actually an agreement for an author to sell their eBook only on Amazon for 90 days. They offer promotional options like "sponsored giveaways" and "countdown deals" that aren't otherwise available. Anyway I joined it because the internet told me it was a good idea. What could go wrong?

It doesn't affect physical books - only eBooks. Since I only have a Kindle electronic version right now anyway, I figured it made sense to try the program. But like I said, you can still buy the paperback and hardcover at Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, and all the rest. Enjoy the freebie!

I'm not seeing any huge sales from main stream book stores/retailers right now ($1 or so off here and there). But two sites have pretty steep discounts; Thriftbooks and eBay.

Thriftbooks as the paperback for 14% off ($21.62) and the hardcover for 15% off ($29.73):

https://www.thriftbooks.com/browse/?b.search=pencils%20and%20process#b.s=mostPopular-desc&b.p=1&b.pp=30&b.oos&b.tile

And a few eBay sellers have pretty similar discounts:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=%22pencils+and+process%22&_sacat=0&_sop=15

I don't know anything about Thriftbooks, and have no clue how much their shipping is. But some of the eBay sellers do have free shipping, which makes that a good overall price.

I completely forgot to update this thread yesterday...sorry to anyone who might be reading (if anyone is). The eBook version of Pencils and Process is free on Amazon Kindle this weekend, ending Sunday night (tonight) at midnight.

I know I just did one of these promotions a month ago, but I only used three of my KDP Select promotional days the first time, so I didn't want to leave these two on the table. So, check it out if you're interested! I don't think I'll get another opportunity to give the eBook away for a few months, assuming I understand Amazon's terms on their program.