The Awakening Trilogy relaunch that was scheduled for 2022 was postponed due to unforeseen health complications. It is now back on track. Birthrights (book 1) released today! The rest of the books will follow about 2-4 weeks apart as they are finalized. The e-book format will only be available here on the Moonlit Dreams Publications website until all ebooks are available, then they will be published to wide distribution on the same day!
These books are the first paranormal suspense/urban fantasy/paranormal romance titles originally written under Christine M. Butler to be transfer to the Christine Michelle name. The pen name, Christine M. Butler is being retired by the end of 2023.
Here is a look at the Birthrights paperback full cover wrap!
This paperback is 556 pages.
Paperbacks will be available from Amazon on the same day the ebooks release via MDP!
ABOUT PAPERBACK PRICING
I have the price set to $16 (USD) on these paperbacks, which means they could not go into extended distribution and are available via Amazon exclusively right now.
Even if I priced them at $19 each, my royalty from Amazon on extended distribution is only $0.08 per book.
I am working on other options for extended distribution vs cost since I'm not fond of having to charge nearly $20 for a paperback and then basically giving it away for free anyway while Amazon keeps nearly every penny of my hard work. That's insane.
My author cost to purchase one of these paperbacks (with shipping included) is $10.29. So, while I will eventually order some for a signed copy sale on the website, the sale price for signed copies will no longer be able to meet my previous $10 threshold. Costs are rising for everything and books are no exception. As per usual, I wanted to be transparent about the pricing and why it's higher than it has been in the past. Indie authors have the luxury of out pricing major publishers on e-books, but we can't touch the mass market paperback prices when we use print on demand publishing. It's a bit of give and take.
On a personal note: I appreciate the messages and apologize for not being able to get back to them in a timely manner. I do have my glasses in now and am back to work. I will also be back online soon, but social media is going to be limited to a few days per week to cut down on eyestrain and focus on work. Yes, Devastate Me and other books that have hit the back burner because of my health issues are still impending too (you will see another newsletter and announcement very soon about that and a surprise book that is coming soon, too).