EAST OF THE WEST is out in paperback today (in the US) thanks to the awesome people at Picador. Among other things, this means that the book is now cheaper. For $14 you get 240 dense pages or roughly 69,000 words. That’s 4,929 words for every dollar; a penny for every 50 words… give or take. Want to read it on your electronic device? It’s even cheaper there. $9.99 buys you 357 KB. And we all know how pricey a KB can be (just ask any Bulgarian; we’d torrent bread if we could).
4.8 oz. 136 grams. 6 years of my life spent writing. For $14? If this isn’t a bargain, I don’t know what is… Oh yeah, and prices are even lower if you buy from Amazon and such… but why not support your local bookstores?
Best wishes to all of you and I hope you have a great summer!