With a Little Help by Cory Doctorow

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Daniel Kraus, Booklist

Financial Report, March 28, 2012

All time:
Income: $45,182.64
Outgo: $26,882.02

Net: $18,300.62


This reporting period:
Income: $3,148.69

  • Special editions: $1,925.00 (all time $200.73)
  • Lulu Paperbacks: $154.29 (all time $863.54)
  • Amazon Paperbacks: $80.08 (all time $383.27)
  • CDs: $0.00 (all time $54)
  • Donations (29 donors): $337.25 (all time $3,128.92)
  • Columns: $00.00 (all time $10,000.00)
  • Print on Demand bookstore sales: $81.00 (all time $171.00)
  • Ingram sales: $113.00 (all time $113.00)
  • BookBaby sales: $457.57 (all time $457.57)

Expenses: $1,994.53
Special editions: $1889.86 (all time $15,516.88)

  • Special edition postage: $197.62
  • Printed 10 copies: $652.50
  • Bound 10 copies: $975.00
  • SD cards: $62.85
  • Bluetack: $1.89
  • Paypal fees: $75.83

All editions: $72.00 (all time $4,734.88)

  • LightningSource fees: $72.00

Donations:$25.71 (all time $214.02)

  • Paypal fees: $25.71

Sales:*

Hardcovers: 7 (all time 84)
Paperback (Leider cover): 0 (all time 50)
Paperback (Rucker cover): 5 (all time 43)
Paperback (Wu cover): 0 (all time 50)
Paperback (Defendini cover): 158 (all time 382)
MP3 CDs: 0 (all time 16)
Ogg CDs: 1 (all time 8)

* Since the last reporting period, I have added several in-store PoD booksellers, all selling the Defendini cover.


Inventory:

  • 9 hardcovers
  • 50 review paperbacks
  • 50 review boxes
  • 50 review postage
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Audiobook for iOS devices

J Devitt rolled all the audio files into one big M4B file for iOS devices — thanks, J!

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My novella Chicken Little as a stand-alone ebook

40K, an Italian publisher, have brought out a standalone ebook version of my novella Chicken Little, publishing it simultaneously in English and Italian with some lovely illustrations. They’re starting it off at a low price (which will go up on Nov 16): $0.99 in the Kindle store; £0.86 in the UK Kindle store; €0.99 in the German Kindle store; and €0.99 for the Italian edition in Bookrepublic (use discount code 7ATE9).


Cory Doctorow’s novella ‘Chicken Little’ does an excellent job of updating and commenting on some of the themes that informed Pohl & Kornbluth’s classic novel ‘The Space Merchants’. Doctorow’s updated high-tech take on Pohl’s take on Jonathan Swift’s ‘struldbrugs,’ creatures who have immortality but not eternal youth, continuing to age through their extended lives, is particularly ingenious.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one show up on an award ballot next year.” -Gardner Dozois, Locus Magazine

“Chicken Little” also appears in my CC-licensed short story collection With a Little Help and was reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection

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With a Little Help now available to libraries

Daniel Krause interviewed me in Booklist about my DIY short story collection, With a Little Help, on the occasion of that book being listed in the Ingram catalog, which’ll make it easy for libraries to get copies.

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Financial Report, September 28, 2011

All time:
Income: $42,033.95
Outgo: $24,887.49

Net: $17,146.46


This reporting period:
Income: $2,231.23

  • Special editions: $550.00 (all time $18,148.00)
  • Lulu Paperbacks: $48.14 (all time $709.25)
  • Amazon Paperbacks: $174.65 (all time $303.29)
  • CDs: $0.00 (all time $54)
  • Donations (43 donors): $568.44 (all time $2,791.17)
  • Columns: $800.00 (all time $10,000.00)
  • Print on Demand bookstore sales: $90.00 (all time $90.00)

Expenses: $167.88
Special editions: $93.00(all time $13,551.19)

  • Special edition postage: $93.00

All editions: $40.00 (all time $4,734.88)

  • LightningSource fees: $40.00

Donations:$34.88 (all time $188.31)

  • Paypal fees: $34.88

Sales:

Hardcovers: 2 (all time 77)
Paperback (Leider cover): 10 (all time 50)
Paperback (Rucker cover): 2 (all time 38)
Paperback (Wu cover): 7 (all time 50)
Paperback (Defendini cover): 126 (all time 224)
MP3 CDs: 0 (all time 16)
Ogg CDs: 0 (all time 7)


Inventory:

  • 7 hardcovers
  • 50 review paperbacks
  • 50 review boxes
  • 50 review postage
  • 10 paperbacks
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WITH A LITTLE HELP at U Washington Bookstore

Seattle’s kick-ass University of Washington bookstore is the latest local store to start selling my DIY science fiction short story collection, With a Little Help, printing it on demand from their Espresso Book Machine. They’re even giving away some copies to celebrate.

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Amsterdam’s American Book Center retailing WITH A LITTLE HELP


Amsterdam’s excellent American Book Center is now carrying my DIY science fiction short story collection, With a Little Help, in its inventory; they’ve got a print-on-demand machine that’ll print and bind a copy in any of the four covers (they’ll also ship within Europe and abroad).

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With a Little Help in the Harvard Bookstore

Last week, New York’s McNally-Jackson Books started printing and carrying my DIY short story collection, With a Little Help using their on-site print-on-demand machine. Now, the most excellent Harvard Bookstore has begun to do the same, retailing the book in its Cambridge, Mass store.

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With a Little Help at McNally-Jackson, NYC

I’ve teamed up with McNally-Jackson, a most excellent indie bookstore in Soho, NYC, to print and sell my DIY short story collection With a Little Help right in the store, using an Espresso book-machine. You can order them here, or buy them in-store. It’s similar to the deal I’ve struck with The University of Melbourne’s Custom Book Centre for sales and distribution in Australia in New Zealand. I’m really excited to see how this works out, as there are plenty of amazing stores in the USA with Espresso machines with whom I’d be delighted to make similar arrangements.

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Financial report: June 13, 2011

All time:
Income: $39.802.72
Outgo: $24,719.61

Net: $15,083.11


This reporting period:
Income: $2,976.05

  • Special editions: $1,100.00 (all time $17,598.00)
  • Lulu Paperbacks: $112.54 (all time $661.11)
  • Amazon Paperbacks: $46.76 (all time $128.64)
  • CDs: $4.00 (all time $54)
  • Donations (85 donors): $916.75 (all time $2,222.73)
  • Columns: $800.00 (all time $9,200.00)

Expenses: $2,266.21
Special editions: $1,954.98 (all time $13,458.19)

  • Paypal fees: $44.12
  • Special edition postage: $152.53
  • Special edition printing and binding: $1,758.33

All editions: $249.89 (all time $4,694.88)

  • Lulu copies (20): $249.89

Donations:$61.33 (all time $153.53)

  • Paypal fees: $61.33

Sales:

Hardcovers: 5 (all time 74)
Paperback (Leider cover): 4 (all time 40)
Paperback (Rucker cover): 4 (all time 36)
Paperback (Wu cover): 7 (all time 43)
Paperback (Defendini cover): 9 (all time 98)
MP3 CDs: 1 (all time 16)
Ogg CDs: 2 (all time 7)
Amazon paperbacks: 54 (all time 64)


Inventory:

  • 10 hardcovers
  • 50 review paperbacks
  • 50 review boxes
  • 50 review postage
  • 10 paperbacks
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