Hello everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know that the individual stories in the Grace & Witherbloom series will be going out of print. Sales have wound down a lot, to the point where I felt like I could start taking the books out of print without leaving anyone in a bind. The Girl Who Died Backwards is immediately out of print, and the others will follow in succession over the next few weeks, allowing people the opportunity to buy the books individually for a while. Of course, all the books will still be available in the complete volume.
So, why do this? A few reasons. Releasing the stories as separate novellas was an experiment to see if I could generate some excitement between releases. That didn’t really happen. For that to have worked properly, I would have had to have made a bigger splash with marketing the first one, I think. The truth is the books didn’t take off quickly enough to be effective in that way.
The other reason I released them this way at first was to see if people enjoyed reading them this way – individual stories that stood on their own (and I do think they still do that) but then added up to a greater whole in the end. Like episodes in a TV season leading up to a season finale. But, it seems like a lot of people didn’t quite “get” this concept when it came to Grace & Witherbloom. And a lot of the criticisms leveled at the books seem to be about the format than the actual contents. So I’m trying to fix that.
Finally, there’s a part of me that just thinks it reads better as a whole. Now that I have the completed collection together, I feel like this is the optimum version of the book. And it’s the one I plan to put my effort behind in future promotion. So, hopefully there will be plenty of time for people to catch up on missing books if they’d like to. If you’ve only gotten The Girl Who Died Backwards, it’s actually just as cheap to buy the complete collection as it is to buy the remaining 6 books. That’s on purpose. 🙂
Thanks again to everyone who has purchased and read the books. It’s greatly appreciated.