300 copies. That's how many I ordered. This morning they arrived and I have begun signing them in preparation to packaging them up and getting them to the post office. Hopefully the first batch will go tomorrow, although that may be a little...optimistic.
But - they are here and I am in the home stretch.
When I published Magic in the Water, there really wasn't such a thing as digital books so it was - at first - exclusively a print publication. It took the better part of 10 years to sell the entire print run.
Now, we have various digital means of publishing information. For this book I went with a website that does print-on-demand and offers digital options. We never did get the ebook technology to work, but the manuscript is available as a PDF download. This makes it a lot cheaper for people, especially those living in places far away from North America.
What I didn't realize when I chose this website was that they have printing facilities elsewhere, which makes it a lot cheaper for people in Europe and Australia/NZ to get a print copy, too. They aren't paying for shipping from back-of-beyond Canada. (Magic is now also available on Blurb as both a print and PDF versions.)
Overall my experience with Blurb has been good. They have been professional in paying for units sold in one month by the 5th of the next. (This month was a couple of days later, but there were holidays, which no doubt delayed things.)
If anyone is looking for a print-on-demand or digital option, I would recommend this website.
But for now I need to get back to the pen and pile.
Currently reading The Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King