Apocryphally, Dorothy Parker knew a ditzy socialite who, upon getting pregnant, would not stop talking about the baby. The woman was incapable of going a single conversation without mentioning the gestating lil bastard.
When the socialite finally gave birth, Dorothy sent her flowers with the note, “Congratulations. We all knew you had it in you.”
Given my incessant updates for the past two months, I feel like that socialite woman — minus the wealth and (most days) the ditziness.
Just like the baby, the process was laborious, I wouldn’t stop talking about it and, most importantly, it’s officially out!
Yep, Frugality for Depressives is now for sale!
Wondering if it’s worth your time? Well, I just so happen to have a handy quote from Liz Weston.*
“This is a one-of-a-kind book produced by a one-of-a-kind author. As a depressive with chronic fatigue, Abigail Perry didn’t just research her subject – she lived it. She got tired of being scolded by finance experts whose advice simply didn’t apply to her situation. Through trial and error Perry developed realistic workarounds both for daily living and long-term goals. Her brand of ‘imperfect frugality’ can help you cut through exhaustion, shame and fear to build a life that works.”
So… clearly I’m pretty awesome.
But seriously, for all my fretting and frustration I’m darn proud of the finished product. And I really think it can help people.
Despite putting a lot of work into this 153-page sucker (157 with the foreword!), I wanted to keep it relatively affordable. So I’m selling it for $7.99. That should make it easier people who are struggling with money — and for those of you who are just buying it to support me/the blog.
Speaking of which… I hope you’ll consider purchasing it directly. That allows me to keep a substantially larger amount of the book price. This is a relatively niche subject, I’m not expecting a lot of sales.** So every time I get to keep an extra $2, it’s a pretty big deal.
That said, you’re a deal-savvy bunch. If you have Amazon GCs burning a hole in your virtual pocket, you may prefer to buy the Kindle version. I totally get it. But hey, feel free to use my Amazon link to make the purchase. (Yep, I’m playing all the angles here!)
Here are the various options:
(It’s been pointed out that you can buy the PDF directly and still read it in your Kindle. )
You’ll notice that I’ve only listed electronic options. I will have a physical version for sale on Amazon, but not for another week or two. And dang it, I was determined to release this book before the end of April!
As of this morning, I ordered a proof, which should get here next Thursday. So barring any mistakes in the formatting, I should have the physical one up on Amazon early next week. (Unfortunately, Amazon makes you charge at least 20% more for physical books, but hopefully the extra $1.60 won’t break anyone’s bank.)
Alas, I won’t be selling the physical copy directly. I can’t guarantee I’ll be well enough to go pick up print-on-demand copies and get them off the in mail. So it’s best to just go through Amazon. Plus those of you with Prime don’t have to worry about shipping costs!
By the way, people without PayPal accounts can still use the direct link checkout options. Just choose the box “Pay with a debit or credit card, or with PayPal Credit.” That feature will allow you to pay without using a PayPal account.
Are you guys relieved it’s all over? Have you bought the book yet? How about now? Now? But seriously, I hope you all enjoy it!
*For those of you not acquainted with Liz’s work, she has written for MSN Money, has a syndicated column that appears in newspapers like the L.A. Times, has written several books and is currently a NerdWallet columnist. In short, she’s got street cred.
** Feel free to prove me wrong!