You humble me, O readers. The love and support I have received from you, these past few days as I have been in the throes of frustration, is just amazing. (Not to mention the gentle reality checks, which are appreciated!) In return, I want to offer you a blog post which is 100% focused on good stuff. Slightly boring, perhaps, but good.
The "good stuff" in question? The logistical ins and outs of purchasing my original works if a credit card is not among your possessions. Yes, there is now a way to do that, or there shortly will be one. It involves an envelope and a stamp.
That's right, I'm now accepting payments for originals by snail mail. My mailing address, also listed on the Contact Anne link to your left, is:
Anne B. Walsh
P.O. Box 22123
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
I can accept cash or checks at this address. HOWEVER. If you want to send a check, please contact me BEFORE you mail it! There is a certain detail which MUST be correct on your check or I will have to send it back to you, and nobody likes that.
To make things easier for everybody, I will be writing up an order form for you to download and fill out, but if you simply can't wait another second to start your purchase, calculate your price based on current prices at Smashwords (for e-books) or Etsy (for paper books).
One exception to the rule: please use the Amazon price for the e-book of A Widow in Waiting, $4.99 instead of $5.99. I will be matching this price after the holiday and posting a free Glenscar story on my Fictionpress page to thank everyone for putting up with that particular pricing vagary for the last year and a half.
If you are ordering paper books, please add $3 for domestic shipping on the first book and $1.50 for every large book (A Widow in Waiting and Homecoming), or pair of smaller books (anything else), after that. For international shipping, contact me and we'll figure out what's the best way to get the books to you.
Please also be aware that CreateSpace is backed up due to holiday demand, so I'm out of stock on Killdeer and Christmastime Is Here 2013 until the night before the night before Christmas. The box which is due to arrive today (HUZZAH) contains just enough to fulfill all my current Etsy orders.
So, how this will work is as follows:
1. You decide how much of what you want, write it down, and calculate the price, adding shipping if paper books are requested.
2. You put the written order and payment (cash or check, but CONTACT ME before sending a check please!) in an envelope and mail them to the address above.
3. I receive your written order and do a dance of joy in the post office, making Maureen the counter lady laugh.
4. If you have ordered e-books, I will send you coupon codes for Smashwords; if paper books, I will mail your order with my next set of Etsy sales.
Seem fair? Seem reasonable? Great! (That means my EVUL PLAN is working! Mwahahaha! ...oh, dear, am I making parenthetical observations out loud again?) Yes, this is what happens when you encourage the Anne. She gets slightly wacky.
So, with my wackiness, and this new program for your convenience, I shall depart. Actual writing about writing recommences on Saturday, and if UPS is estimating delivery time correctly, Etsy orders should ship tomorrow! Thanks, as always, and comments are very welcome!