I have been experimenting with putting my independently published books in a Mass Market format – in other words, 4.12 x 6.25 – the normal paperback size you see at a book store or big box store.
Strangely enough, I can only do the smaller book at Amazon. At Barnes & Noble you have to use the 6 x 9 size. The larger size is nice if the book is long, but not so bueno if the book is a shorter one.
I ordered two proof copies of The Lottery – Furry and two proof copies of Tapestry. I wanted to see what a shorter book looked like as well as Tapestry, which came out to 474 pages. Both copies say Not for Resale across the top, but otherwise look like a finished paperback. Since both books look great I’m going to convert all the Amazon print versions to the smaller size.
Do any of you want either one of the proof copies? (I will autograph them.) Just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put BOOKS in the subject line. Please indicate your choice: The Lottery – Furry or Tapestry. I’ll draw the names tomorrow around noon.