Thank you for your inquiry. I, too, prefer to read a printed book; however, the industry has made it almost impossible for writers like myself (even though my print books have won prizes) to go the legacy/print route. A few reasons: Legacy publishers are accepting few new books unless they fit into a certain genre, i.e. vampires, science fiction or quasi-pornography (50 Shades of Gray); Time: If a book is accepted for print, unless I self-publish, it is 12 to 18 mos. for the book to reach shelves. Economy: Publishers are spending less and less to promote books they publish (illogical I know); consequently, unless one is a Grisham or Patterson books are rarely successful. Distribution: Despite the sales of my previous books, none have been distributed worldwide. With eBooks, my novels are available in virtually every foreign country.
Why aren\'t you publishing your books in standard book format? I really liked \"Lowcountry Broil\" and \"Louisiana Burning\". I want to read your two new books but do not want to read my books in e-book format.
The eBook is presently 20% of the publishing market. It is predicted that within two years it will be 80% of the market, including academic books, children's books, etc. It is unfortunate, but it is the only path one in my position can take at this point. Print books will never go out of existence, but they will become fewer and fewer.
In addition to the two books you mentioned, "Nothin' Left to Lose" is available in hardcover through me. I have some back stock. Cover price is $22.00; however, I sell it for $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling. Just email me (found on the "Contact Me" section). Again, many thanks for your inquiry.