Kindle users out there can now buy Give Us a Dollar and We’ll Give You Back Four (2012-13) for $9.99–and if you’re eligible for the Kindle Library, you can borrow it for free.
So there are now five options to acquire Give Us a Dollar..., to help your public library tell its value story or to help you understand the diversity of America’s public libraries:
- A trade $21.95 paperback from Amazon (using CreateSpace), ISBN-13 978-1481279161, ISBN-10 1481279165. See this post for the cover and more details.
- The original trade $21.95 paperback from Lulu, with an entirely different cover but the same interior.
- A $31.50 hardbound (casewrap) edition from Lulu.
- The new $9.99 Kindle edition, which has the same content (except for one paragraph in the copyright area) but has been modified to work properly as a Kindle ebook.
- And the $9.99 PDF ebook edition from Lulu–which is precisely the same PDF used for the interior of all three print editions.
Why do the Amazon and Lulu versions have different cover designs? Because I used “canned” cover designs in both cases instead of designing my own photo-based covers, and CreateSpace (Amazon’s PoD service) has very different covers from those at Lulu.
Neither the Kindle edition nor the PDF have DRM, or at least they’re not supposed to.
And don’t forget…
Graphing Public Library Benefits, a supplement to Give Us a Dollar... that’s just chock-full of graphs (scatterplots and multicolor line graphs) to illustrate the numbers in Chapters 2-19 of Give Us a Dollar. It’s only available as a PDF (no DRM). Normally $11.99 (and a bargain at that price), it’s available at an absurd $1.99 through December 21, 2012.