People are always asking me "Paul, how can I best support you, the struggling independent self-publisher?"
The answer is one (hyphenated) word: PRE-ORDER!
My main source for selling my books all over the word is through a company called Diamond Distributors, the company that your local comic store orders ALL their books (Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, etc.) through. Diamond sells my books to comic stores, libraries and places like Amazon, Borders, Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, and many other international outlets.
Initial orders for a book help that book pay for itself, and makes a big company like Diamond feel it's worth carrying smaller publisher's books, which is really important. So, if you're interested in getting "BPM", the best way to do that, and help me as a self publisher, is to go to your local comic shop and have them order it in the OCTOBER edition of PREVIEWS, Diamond's monthly ordering catalog, for items shipping to stores in November 2008.
Due to a mistake at Diamond, "BPM" will appear in the OCTOBER edition of PREVIEWS (not September as previously stated). The book will still be shipped in November. I've updated the ad above to reflect the change.
I'm also making this deviation downloadable, so that if you feel so inclined, you can download the ad and post it on your own blog or website. Help like this and pre-ordering my book help small independent publishers like me continue to work and survive. And trust me, it is MUCH appreciated!
Thanks for your help.