Update: As of 8/31/17, The Cowry Catchers/ Refugees saga is having a run in Kindle Select. That means you can read the books in Kindle Unlimited if you have a subscription or buy them from Amazon. They'll eventually return to this site and other retailers.
As of 7/15/17, the Signed Paper Bookstore is once again open!
I'm planning to be home for a little while. I'll go to the post office about once a week, probably on Friday or Monday. If you order books, that's when they'll get shipped. I will send you notice when I ship your books, and you're always free to shoot me an email and ask about paper books you ordered in my store.
I bought a eBook from your store and the download failed or I forgot to grab the book before the grace period ended. Help?
No worries! Email me: abigail dot hilton at gmail dot com, and I will sort it out.
I "bought" a free item from you store, but I still had to enter my mailing address at checkout. I also saw phone number and credit card fields. Why?
Unfortunately, Squarespace does not have a special form for free stuff. I would disable these fields if I could, but I can't. I have noticed that you can just skip the phone number and of course you can skip the credit card fields, but it won't let you skip the mailing address. Sorry. Whether you're downloading free or paid items, I never share your information with any third party. I don't even save your information!
Why do you have a store on your website? Aren't your ebooks on Amazon, iBooks, BN, Kobo, etc?
Yes. However, some people don't like the large platforms for various reasons, and I want to give those people choices. In addition, I can sell some unusual things on my website, like the Art of Cowry Catchers ebook (huge file) and the paperdolls PDF. Occasionally I also open the store for signed paper books when I'm available to ship them.
On which platform do you make the most money?
People do ask this question sometimes, and it's very kind of you. The ebooks on my site cost the same as those on other platforms. I do get to keep a little more of the money if you buy them here. However, I prefer that you buy them at whatever retailer you like best. If you have no preference, then, yes, I make money if you buy them here.
It seems like you have more ebook titles on other platforms. Are all of your ebooks not listed in your own store?
Yes, all of my content is here (well, except for the audiobooks, because Audible's contract is exclusive). In fact, this is the only place where you can find all of my available content, including short stories and meta-content not available elsewhere. However, I wanted to avoid repetition in my own store, so instead of all 5 Cowry Catchers novels, I only listed the complete series. Same with my other series and short story collections.
Where and how will you ship physical books, and how much does it cost?
- USA, USPS Priority Mail - $6 per order, plus $2 per item
- Canada, First Class Mail - $18 per order, plus $6.50 per item
- UK, First Class Mail - $25 per order, plus $6.50 per item
- Australia, First Class Mail - $30 per order, plus $6.50 per item
It's really expensive to get things across oceans and continents. These are the prices I came up with after doing some estimates at the post office. Please do not ask me to ship things media mail. These are premium books. I'm not shipping them without insurance and tracking. If you want the cheapest option, go to Amazon.
I live in Europe, and you didn't list a shipping option for my country!
Stripe (my credit card processor) accepts bank accounts in most of Europe. In addition, my store now accepts Paypal. I could do shipping estimates and add options for other European countries. Email me, I'll work on it. abigail dot hilton at gmail dot com
I live somewhere besides Europe, and you didn't list a shipping option for my country!
If you can use Paypal and you're willing to pay what it costs to get a book across an ocean or a continent, we can probably work something out. Email me abigail dot hilton at gmail dot com
I don't see any physical books in the store. Why?
I open the store for physical orders during times when I am available to fill them. During other times, only digital items are available. I'll try to list current/future order periods at the top of the page.
I don't have much money, but I really really want a signed book.
You are in the market for a Mystery Discount Book! These are copies that are not quite perfect--proof copies, books with minor defects, earlier editions, designs that we tweaked, that sort of thing. Look for the peacock logo silhouette at the bottom of the order page to see if any are available. If it's not there, or the link above is broken, I don't have any right now.