I know that the previous price on the print version of Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood was too high for a lot of readers to afford. It was considerably higher than I wanted to price it, too.
Through judicious use of reformatting and a one-point drop in body type size, I’ve manage to cut nearly 100 pages from the print edition of Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood without cutting a word of the story. Doing this, and taking a royalty cut, has allowed me to drop the print price to $11.95.
I can’t cut the font size anymore without affecting readability. I’ve already reformatted everything that required space. So I priced out doing it as a mass-market paperback edition, but that would have been significantly more expensive than a trade edition. Because the type size I’m now using is the size in most mass-market paperbacks, decreasing the page size increases the number of pages needed—in this case by a lot. With so many more pages necessary to print the book, the price on a mass-market paperback would have ended up around $14. So I can either have a trade paperback that costs less than most trade paperbacks, or a mass market that costs a whole lot more.
I hope this reformat moves the book into the reach of those of you who wanted it in print but couldn’t afford it before.