Anonymous said: Hi Holly! I'm a big fan, and I wanted to give The coldest girl in coldtown to a friend, but it was unavailable on amazon, and now it's like 19 dollars! Do you know the reason? I never saw a YA book so expensive!
I think you might have to buy it on another site, as Amazon is raising prices on Hachette books and inflating shipping times to win a negotiation. They’re also making pre-orders unavailable on forthcoming titles, which is why, if you look at the Amazon page for Darkest Part of the Forest, it is super weird and the books seems un-buyable.
However, Barnes & Noble has Coldtown for 12.35, Powells has it for 13.50 and you can go to Indiebound to see how much it costs at a local store near you. And, of course, you could go to your local library and see if its either there or if you could request it via interlibrary loan.
I am sorry about all this — and I am really frustrated with Amazon. These tactics affect authors and books far more than they will ever affect publishers.
Anyway, however you wind up getting the book, I really hope you like it.
Signal boosts a) alternate buy links for Coldest Girl because it is rad and b) the explanation of the situation.
Reblog because Amazon has been hurting me too with their bullying tactics. Yenpress is a part of Hachette, which means my comics are too. Check out the alternative websites if the prices are too high, or you can find my books in stores. I know the Miss Peregrine Graphic Novel has even been in Target even.