Finding Columbine during Amazon's #WarOnBooks
Columbine is readily available, despite Amazon's deceptive #WarOnBooks. More on the industry battle below, but know that:
- B&N is supporting affected books, including Columbine, with a sale through June 16, 2014: buy 2 books on the list, get the third free. (On top of the 35% discount.) Details.
- Nearly all bookstores still carry Columbine in stock, including most local bookstores and B&Ns.
- BN.com will get it to you just as conveniently as Amazon ever did, and cheaper ($10.35 = 35% discount, even before the 2-for-3 sale.) They offer free-shipping on orders over $25, and same-day shipping in many cities.
- It's still available immediately in all ebook formats, including kindle (unaffected by the boycott) and Nook, as well as audio.
- See below for info on getting autographed copies at no additional charge.
- I'm trying to work with my publisher to find a way to autograph all copies in bulk orders for schools. (I hope we can make this happen, though their warehouse is in Indiana.)
Amazon is boycotting my publisher, Hachette Books, including books by Stephen Colbert, Malcolm Gladwell, countless more and me. Amazon is once again trying to squeeze every last dime out of the book industry at a time where it is already gravely ill. They care nothing about books, only profits. To read the latest on this Amazon war on publishing google "Amazon Hachette." Here is a really good summary NY Times piece: When Does Discouragement Become Misrepresentation? And an even better column in The Financial Times.
This is the latest in a long series of attacks on books by Amazon. Please consider boycotting Amazon back, for all purchases. I know they are convenient, but do what you can. Now you can find nearly everything they sell just as cheaply online elsewhere.
I try to keep a supply of signed copies at Barnes & Noble at Union Square in NYC. They ship worldwide. Call to make sure they have a signed copy: 212-253-0810. (If they do not, email me and I'll try to head down there soon: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Note: I love supporting indie bookstores, and The Strand used to be great about carrying my book and helping me keep signed copies, but since a staff change, that became problematic, and they typically just carry one or two copies now. (Strand contact info, or Columbine at their site).
There are two paperback editions: 1) The US publisher, TWELVE, and 2) the UK publisher, OLD STREET. Only the TWELVE paperback has the
new material added March 2010.
- Japanese—Released fall 2010.
- Korean—Released in 2011.