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End of an Era

Hi friends,

So as of this week, Bolen books in Victoria have pulled my work from shelves. This doesn't come as a shock, as my books never sold a copy at that store, partly due to being stuck relatively hidden on a back shelf where even I had a hard time finding them.

This kind of brings to a close, at least for now, of my physical book experiment.


Asa self published author, having books in physical format means that I have to spend the money ahead of time and then cross my fingers hoping that they sell. It's a lot of pressure and anxiety, honestly. This time last year, I had books in stores in Nanaimo, Duncan, Victoria, and Seattle. Now, I'm back down to just Nanaimo.


Once I sell out of stock here in Nanaimo I doubt I'll continue because it's a lot of stress on me. This hasn't ever been my full time job and I have no dreams even of that changing. Writing books is such a joy for me, I don't want to stop, but the industry behind all of this is not really enjoyable for me, especially with where I'm at.


I really appreciate all of you who have purchased my books in the past and I really appreciate that people are out there that appreciate what I'm writing and are interested in it. There are so many amazing writers out there that this often feels like I'm just shouting into the dark. Luckily, I'm happy writing even if no one reads it. My goal over the next few years is to finish my Subatomic Serenade trilogy, and a few other projects I have going on. Should be a ton of fun and I can't wait to share that all with you.


I know I say this a lot, but please leave reviews for my work or for any work you check out. You can leave reviews

on Amazon or on good reads, bookbub, or Storygraph. Reviews really make a difference when people go to make an online purchase and more than that, it can make an authors day when someone takes a few minutes to leave a thoughtful review on their work.


I hope you're all having a good spring so far and I want you to know I love you and really appreciate that you took the time to read this post!


Thanks again,

Qualia

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