This all started when my friend Bobbi Jo came to my house. Her eyes descended on my proof copy of The Soul chilling on my top shelf. Intrigued, she picked it up and leafed through the pages. To my dismay, she made a face and said, of all the horrifying things in the universe, “Damn, that text is small!” Cue horror on my end.
It was an off-hand comment on her part, but it’s stayed with me for a loooong time. It was months ago she said this. And every few weeks, I’d force my book into my husband’s hands and say, “DO YOU THINK THE TEXT IS TOO SMALL?”
He’d say, “No, it’s fine. I can read it no problem.”
And I’d say, “YEAH, BUT IS IT TOO SMALL?”
He’d repeat himself.
And I’d repeat myself.
Until I finally broke down and said, “I THINK PEOPLE ARE GONNA OPEN IT UP AND GET BORED OF READING IT BECAUSE THE TEXT IS TOO SMALL. NUUUUU.”
So I did. At long last, I made the decision to pull the print editions.
But it’s only in order to get an updated, larger-texted version into that slot.
It’ll be a few weeks, and unfortunately the price was increased due to the fact that larger text = larger page count, but the majority of people I know have already bought the book if they were gonna get it. I personally find the new version much more pleasant to look at. The font matches the cover print, and it’s straight up easier to read.
(I think I was just so excited to have my book in print that I overlooked the issue of text size.)
Anyway, so yes, The Soul is currently out of print, but it will be back, and I plan to do a limited-time-cheap promo for it since the price got upped (I don’t like that had to happen, but the business is what it is) (whatever that means).
I know it was a rookie mistake, but what can I say? I am a rookie. At least I now know, for in the future, I’ll get it right. :]