Recently, I have fielded a few emails asking about tee-shirts, wristbands, and any number of DEAD (and That Ghoul Ava) merchandise. This is a new idea for me since I hardly believed that my writing would gather such a loyal and sometimes rabid fan base. I mean, that kind of thing (merchandise) is for the big shots and folks with a television series or movie. Certainly nothing that an indie author need concern himself with...right? Apparently I was incorrect on that assumption.
So I guess that brings me to you, the readers and fans of my assorted book series. What sorts of things would you like to see made available? Logo emblazoned coffee mugs? Tee-shirts? Hooded sweatshirts? I think the possibility is endless. However, since I will not be relying on mass production, the prices might be an issue. So what are some price points that I might want to consider?
Next, there has been more than a few people asking me to make signed copies available for purchase. Okay, that is pretty easy. So maybe this weekend, I will put something out on my Author Page. Signed copies of any of my titles that is available in print for a reasonable price that includes shipping. The thing there is that the more books I am able to order, the cheaper my cost is to have a case or two of books shipped to me. And then there are my wonderful UK fans. I think it goes without saying that it would be quite expensive to ship overseas; which means I would have to charge more. Honestly, I hate that. This is also why I am a writer and not an accountant. I get dizzy thinking of all the numbers, costs, and other such nonsense.
Still, I have put it before you. What do you think?