I confess, the department that has taken the hardest hit since I started having thyroid problems (after housework) is my writing. For months all I had energy for after work was staring at the television, so a lot of writing and editing got ignored. I’m back at the computer now, but I’m not working at my former pace.
Right now my main concern is editing and formatting the Evie Cappelli series for the omnibus release. Originally I wanted this to come out at the end of March, but I don’t think that’s going to be possible due to the aforementioned health issues. For the sake of my sanity, I’m pushing it out to the end of April. More information on that will be coming soon.
Currently I’m focused on editing the books, short stories and patterns that will make up the omnibus. It currently clocks in at well over 700 pages, even using the largest trim size to date. I will be adding at least one more short story (hence the necessity of moving things out a bit), so it remains to be seen if I’ll even be able to release this as a paperback. The other option is going with another printing service and creating a hardback edition. I’ve been wanting hard backs of all my books, but they are more expensive and take longer to print, and have a more involved process on my end.
What do you think? I expect this book–with all the extras–to come in between 900-1000 pages. Would you rather have it available only in ebook, or as a hardback? The hardback would probably end up somewhere in the $30-$40 range. For comparison, if you purchased the complete Evie Cappeli series right now from Amazon (including the short stories and novella) it would run about $60, and the novella is not available in paperback.