I just heard from my editor at Rowman & Littlefield that they are bringing my book, They Were Still Born: Personal Stories about Stillbirth, out in trade paperback later this spring! The collection brings together stories from 21 writers who have experienced stillbirth (mothers, grandmothers, fathers), along with information about stillbirth research and prevention. There is also a section about nonprofit organizations and other resources for bereaved families.
The news about the book coming out in paperback is great for several reasons:
1. It continues to make the book available to families, health care providers, counselors, and friends of bereaved families. While the book would have continued to be available for purchase in e-book form, there is something satisfying about having a physical book to write in, share, and keep on hand to pass along to others who may need it!
2. Paperbacks are less expensive to produce and therefore have a lower sticker price. This means that They Were Still Born is more affordable (the list price for pre-order is $23.75 instead of the hardback’s current price of $36.59).
3. Last, once a book goes “out of print” it is much harder to revive it, whereas if it stays in print beyond the initial print run, it is more likely to continue to circulate and be available to readers who want it.
I am ecstatic and so relieved.
You can place a pre-order on Amazon here.