Friday, September 10, 2010

Fairy Tale Fail on good old paper

Fairy Tale Fail [Paperback]
Mina V. Esguerra

Price: $7.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. Details

It's here! It wasn't easy getting a paperback version out, but now it's here and it's pretty. Much as I love the ebook adventure, I did enjoy getting a paperback of FTF and placing it on my shelf.

The title's been up on the Kindle Store for almost five months now and the experience has continued to be a pleasant surprise for me. I don't know the effect that putting the story on paper (and consequently becoming more expensive by 7 dollars + shipping) is going to have on anything... but I guess I'm gonna learn this as I go along.

What's different in this edition:

There's a back cover! Which is actually the book description from Amazon but set to the same color background.

There's an excerpt on the first page. Not new material, but it took me an embarrassingly long time to pick a page to feature.

Notes on the Filipino words and general cultural stuff. Two pages attempting to place the Pinoy things in some kind of context. (Thanks for the idea, Laura Ellen and the people of Kindleboards.)

So far the paperback's being distributed only via Amazon and CreateSpace's estore. Kristeen and Sheela over on Facebook (and Cienne on Goodreads I think) have asked if it'll be out on local bookstores, and I don't have an answer for that yet! In any case there will be copies coming over in a few weeks, and I'll be posting here how much they'll be going for and how to get them. (Spoiler - the 99-cent ebook is so much cheaper!)

If you happen to buy the paperback, though, I hope you tell me about it. Email, post a comment here, or on Facebook, or wherever else, so I can properly send you my giddy thanks.


  1. Hi Mina. Its Kristeen. Yay! I really do hope it'll be available. Can't make myself buy the ebook, becos I want tangible copies. I'd be waiting for you post.. Thankyou! Godbless you! :)

  2. This is not related to your paperback at all, but I noticed that Fairy Tale Fail is available through Kobo and Sony now.

  3. Wow, Mina! Congratulations on your book! :) I do wish I could buy it (you know I'm a fan); I hope it becomes available locally.

  4. Kristeen and dementedchris, thank you! I'll post when the copies finally get here. :)

    Laura - Thanks for the links! Yay Smashwords for distributing!