Nick Morgan of Forbes noted last year that "there are somewhere between 600,000 and 1,000,000 books published every year in the US alone, depending on which stats you believe. Many of those - perhaps as many as half or even more - are self-published. On average, they sell less than 250 copies each. Your book won't stand out. Hilary Clinton's will. Yours won't."
Wow, that's a bit depressing isn't it? Well, for those of us that are okay with sending our novels out into the ether and waiting for things to "happen", it probably is. But for others like author Jacqueline Garlick, well, she's not going to sit there and twiddle her thumbs, she's going to make things move.
Which brings me to the amazingness of what this author/entrepreneur has created for her readers. To celebrate the launch of her steam punk novel Lumiere, Garlick offered special limited editions to her first one hundred fans. I just received mine today and well, I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
|A package in the mail!|
|Everything you need to start your steam punk adventure.|
Eyelet's favourite candy and tea!
|Special note from Lumiere's Urlick & Eyelet|
|A clue to a secret letter. Check out jacquelinegarlick.com to|
find out the answer!
|A cool contest for the lucky 100|
|Original artwork by Jacqueline Garlick and|
conceptual art piece by Tanner Fife
|The coolest piece - a prototype of Urlick's latest invention - |
a pickle stabber!