I have been busy with various "real"-world activities (researching Life Among The Mundanes, maybe? Mostly, annoying accountants, which is a perfectly terrible thing) and it has taken me longer than expected to work out costs.
Here's an Easter Egg for readers who like SF: there are a bunch of fanzines available online!
Back to autographed & personally inscribed editions of I Work On A Starship: The most dependable method within the U.S. will be a flat-rate Priority Mail box. $5.20 covers all postage & packaging costs and I'll ask $16 for the book. (I've had their flat-rate envelopes break in processing and there is nothing worse than receiving an empty envelope in a Post Office "Ooopsie!" plastic bag). Media Mail is a couple dollars cheaper but by the time I come up with envelopes, etc., the costs are equal and it takes longer.
Update: My book's on Amazon.com! --I make about three cents from Amazon sales, btw. But hey, it's show biz! ;)
I'll be contacting the lucky winners of the first round of books this evening. I have a list of names for the secnd round but three of you -- Chuck K, Gerry and Anonymous (!) -- need to e-mail me at roberta (dot) x (at) sbcglobal (dot) net: I don't have your e-mail addys. (Blogger takes it when you post a comment, but it doesn't show it to me!)
If you already have a copy and would like it signed, contact me and I'll arrange for you to send it to Roseholme Cottage with an SASE.
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