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Stone and Silt
by Harvey Chute

$2.99
Kindle Edition published 2013-08-14
Bestseller ranking: 713665

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Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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mailing out your books
« on: July 17, 2017, 08:36:20 AM »
If you sell autographed copies of your print editions, as I do, you can save money by using PayPal instead of Click'n'Ship. There's a more or less hidden portal to get to the service without actually selling the book through PayPal (though I do that as well):

https://www.paypal.com/signin/?returnUri=https%3a//www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr&state=%3fcmd%3d_ship-now

Click'n'Ship charges $6.95 for a Priority Mail envelope, and does not sell Media Mail postage. PayPay charges a dollar less for Priority Mail, and it does offer Media Mail and First Class Small Package service.
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Re: mailing out your books
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 11:44:29 AM »
For US domestic shipping, I recommend purchasing a media mail envelope from the post office. The $2 envelope will accommodate a 6x9 hardcover up to a 1.5" spine. The media mail rate to anywhere in the continental US is between $3 - $3.50. That comes to about $5.50. Less if you purchase the same envelope from Amazon in bulk.

If you sell autographed copies of your print editions, as I do, you can save money by using PayPal instead of Click'n'Ship. There's a more or less hidden portal to get to the service without actually selling the book through PayPal (though I do that as well):

https://www.paypal.com/signin/?returnUri=https%3a//www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr&state=%3fcmd%3d_ship-now

Click'n'Ship charges $6.95 for a Priority Mail envelope, and does not sell Media Mail postage. PayPay charges a dollar less for Priority Mail, and it does offer Media Mail and First Class Small Package service.

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Re: mailing out your books
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 12:31:15 PM »
For US domestic shipping, I recommend purchasing a media mail envelope from the post office. The $2 envelope will accommodate a 6x9 hardcover up to a 1.5" spine. The media mail rate to anywhere in the continental US is between $3 - $3.50. That comes to about $5.50. Less if you purchase the same envelope from Amazon in bulk.

You could get this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BT5IUG6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_x.qBzb9W8FDMB

Averages about $.70/ea and fits a 6x9 perfectly.


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Re: mailing out your books
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 12:46:01 PM »
Envelopes beat up trade paperbacks. My 5.25x8" books fit nicely into a small priority mail box.