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Armageddon and growth

We just got back to Gisborne from Auckland Armageddon and just…. Wow. What an amazing experience. We were there with C.C. Davie and I didn’t really know what to expect, but the turn out was fantastic and we had incredible success! So many new readers and returning fans, it’s a little overwhelming! We made new friends, met our street team, blew through our sales target and bought so much merch and art that my walls are now papered over completely. I’d love to meet the other Heaven Official’s Blessings fan that helped me wipe out Kiss Anime’s stock lmao

Now, I have some good news and some not good news, so I’m gonna go right ahead here and rip the bandaid off…

I have to increase the prices of my books.

I don’t want to do it, but with the cost of printing and the time and work it takes to do the sprayed edges by hand, I don’t have a choice. At the moment I have to sell 60 books out of a hundred to break even, and that’s not impossible to do but it is hurting. I considered just selling the plain versions instead, but you can get that from Amazon with cheaper shipping than I can offer from my store, so what good is that? The final verdict is that I’m going to raise the price to $39.99NZD for a sprayed edge, signed copy, and when you buy it you get a tonne of awesome freebies, prints, and stickers as well.

Now the good news! If you do still want that $29.99NZD price, you can join my brand new Patreon! Everyone who joins gets the books discounted down, plus I’ll be releasing:

-brand new, Patreon exclusive art

-short stories and bonus chapters

-sticker packs delivered to your door quarterly for siblings and cousins tier

-the chance to be in the book yourself!

-Spicy art and writing! I’m bringing the heat just for you.

-Early access to new releases- get your new books up to a week before launch date!

I hope I’ll see some of you there- I’m pretty nervous about putting myself out there, but we’ve already come so far. And if you can’t join up, don’t worry— you’re welcome in our Discord channel as well, and we’ll still post safe for work art there for you to enjoy completely for free!

I just wanna say as well, thank you all so much for your support. It hasn’t even been a year since The Sons Of Echidna launched, and in that short amount of time I’ve found my family with you all. I hope you’ll stay for what comes next as well.

Nga mihi and Спасибо,

Athena M. Bliss

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Bessie Jane
Bessie Jane

You absolutely need to put your book price up 🤗 you deserve to list it at a price that is going to make you money rather than break even! And your books are stunning they are totally worth more! So excited for your patreon!! Much love xo

Bessie Jane
Bessie Jane

Yesssss 👏🏻👏🏻 that’s exactly it!! And soo many souls value your work !!

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