If I hadn’t been going to the football today with my friend Mr W. P. of Cromer, I might not have learned that my novel By The Sea is for sale to read on your iGadget from the iBooks store at £2.99 a pop.
In the interests of science I downloaded a copy, and the fact that I didn’t instantly receive a sales report from the publisher, print-on-demand site Lulu.com, suggests to me that the iBooks version won’t net me a royalty. Therefore, if you’re keen to support a struggling author of gothic horror schlock lab lit police procedural, please download it instead direct from Lulu – it’s cheaper there, too, at £1.99.
*** IMPORTANT UPDATE *** (20th October) Lulu got back to me to say that mine was one of a tranche of books they’d put on iBooks on my behalf, and that some time in the distant past they had sent me an email about this, down an unlit stairwell in a disused filing cabinet labelled ‘Hall of Supreme Harmony’, and yes, I would be getting a royalty. So that’s all right then!