Q: Can I buy this book elsewhere?
A: As much as we wish we could sell it on Amazon and elsewhere, they require the publishers, i.e., us, to sell them book the book at a heavily discounted price - Only 45% of the cover price!
It would be effectively impossible to break even.
Thus, we sell the book ourselves. We appreciate the thousands of people who've already purchased directly from us.
Q: Who is the publisher?
A: We are! After looking at the economics, it just made far more sense to publish this book ourselves. Mrs. Wonk has a background with book publishers, and I've written several computer science books. By using a print broker, rather than print-on-demand, we were able to get a top quality book at a pretty reasonable cost per item..
Q: Why is international shipping so expensive?
A: International shipping costs for single shipments are extraordinarily expensive. We make no profit on international shipping fees.
We've looked high and low for reasonable rates from all available carriers. We have yet to find anything less than $25 for even the smallest of items. This is a three pound book, so rates always at least $30 and often higher depending on the destination.
Q: Will there be an eBook version of this, e.g. Kindle?
A: As much as we would like to, top-tier eBook sellers like Kindle charge an extraordinary amount. A book like Minimalist Tiki on Kindle would see 70% of the profits go to Amazon. If we can find secure eBook platform with more reasonable royalty rates, we would certainly consider it.
That said, we have released a preview copy of the full book on Kindle. It contains over 30 recipes and several key chapters. You can purchase it here: The Tiki Vanguard Modern Thirty: A Minimalist Tiki Cocktail Collection eBook
Q: When will I get my book?
A: We make every effort to ship orders within a day or two of us receiving them. However, there may be occasions when we are on trips for a few days. Once you receive a shipping notification email, the USPS Media Mail typically takes between 2 and 10 days.
Q: What are the book's specifications?
- 308 pages
- Hard bound, 9 inches by 9 inches
- Top quality paper
- Full color
- 130 original recipes from today's top bartenders and bars