About “end tatters”

“end tatters” is now available in paperback. I don’t intend an e-book version. As indicated on the copyright page, “Some of the End Tatters pieces previously appeared, some in different form, in these publications: Berfrois; Berfrois: the Book; Queen Mob’s Teahouse; Sultan’s Seal: The Hotel Cosmopolitan; One Imperative; and The Coming of the Toads.” The book does offer some new pieces also, though, so it collects previously published and new pieces. My primary purpose in publishing the book in paperback form is that I wanted to save, on paper, a number of pieces a bit scattered on-line, while I had some new pieces I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with. Besides that, I enjoy making books, reading books, collecting books.

Distributing and selling indie books is a different matter. Even giving them away does not at all ensure they’ll be read. Nevertheless, I’ll be giving away a few copies of “end tatters” to innocent bystanders. So be on the lookout.

With “end tatters,” I’ve attempted a kind of imprint, the somewhat clumsy, perhaps, “a Joe Linker book.” Below, we see the “CONTENTS” page:


This and That…25
Taking the Call…27
Nativity Scene…33
In One’s Dotage…45
Divine Comedy…47
To Surf…49
About Confusion…57
Epiphanic Cat…67
The Tyger…69
Horny Theology…88
Cliff Notes…93
In Transit…97

And a bit more info. for this post, with some pics:

Product details

  • Paperback: 105 pages
  • Publisher: Independently published (January 8, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1654268291
  • ISBN-13: 978-1654268299
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item

First Week Sales: Penina’s Letters

Amazon has reduced the paperback price of Penina’s Letters to $10.23. The e-Version is still $4.99. The photo on the left above is the e-Version cover, to the right the paperback front cover version.

I’ve had no control or input into the pricing changes of the paperback. Initially, Amazon suggested a price in the range of $9.99 to $19.99, and I chose $14.50 (I could not go below or above their suggested range). I might have given shipping and sales tax (which we don’t have here in Oregon) more thought.

Below might be too much information for the casual reader, but if you’re considering an indie project of some kind, you might be interested.

The most recent Create/Space sales report is showing 22 copies sold, all paperback. There could be a few more in the hopper, since sales information appears in the reports at different times depending on where orders are placed:

  • eStore royalty information is available within two to three days after a product has been manufactured (but I think this pertains to the Create/Space eStore). I’ve no idea why no Amazon e-Version copies are showing. Some readers might think they need a Kindle device, but the Amazon e-Version can be downloaded to other devices.
  • Amazon.com royalty information for books, DVDs, and CDs is available within two to three days after a product has been manufactured (There is no stock or inventory of Penina’s Letters – it’s printed “on demand,” i.e. when an order is received).
  • Amazon Europe royalty information for books is available within two to three days after a product has been manufactured.
  • Expanded Distribution royalties appear within 30 days after the end of the month in which the book is manufactured.

I’ll continue to update information as time goes on, and I’ll also be providing more background information on the book here on the blog, maybe weekly or so.

Thanks to everyone purchasing a copy! If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, please let me know. Feel free to post a review on Amazon after you’ve completed the book. You can do so “anonymously,” if you like. Please keep in mind that I am not Salty Persequi. Sal, my first person narrator, is, like all the other characters in the book, imagined – it’s fiction. Well, if you’ve been reading, you probably have already come to that conclusion, anyway.