Thursday, 21 August 2014

Places To Order The Good, The Bad And The Furry (That Aren't Amazon)

Being an author these days and dealing with amazon is a bit like being Luke Skywalker and trying to fight Darth Vader and just going, "Oh, sod it. BE my dad." For their tax practices, for their fleecing of authors and publishers, for the fact that they very clearly (see the extremely illuminating recent New Yorker mag article on them) have few people who give a crap about books any longer working for them, they're reprehensible. But other bookshops take notice of amazon sales, and many readers will still buy from amazon, for entirely understandable reasons related to convenience and bank balance, so boycotting them as a writer or publisher in the current climate would be an act of self-harm. In a perfect world I - and The Bear too, especially - would like all people to buy my books at small independent bookshops, but we don't live in a perfect world.

That said, amazon - who, not in any way insignificantly, are in dispute with Hachette, who own Little Brown, the company who now publish my books - have been absolutely abysmal at stocking The Good, The Bad And The Furry recently, despite the book's increasing popularity, and that of the two books about @MYSADCAT that came before it (the second of which, Talk To The Tail, hit the number one spot on amazon's non fiction ebook chart this morning). I apologise for this. The book has been unavailable on amazon for almost over a month now, and I know a lot of @MYSADCAT followers have found this very frustrating, so I thought I should link to a few other sites where the book can easily - and inexpensively - be purchased instead....

The Good, The Bad And The Furry at The Book Depository (with free worldwide delivery)

The Good, The Bad And The Furry at Waterstones

The Good, The Bad And The Furry at Guardian Bookshop

The Good, The Bad And The Furry at Hive (good way to support independent shops) 




10 comments:

omega said...

Be aware that Amazon own The Book Depository: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/jul/05/amazon-the-book-depository

Squirl said...

I recommend The Book Depository as they have free international shipping.

Anonymous said...

Go to Hive. They are brilliant, quick and you support your local stores.

Anonymous said...

In Canada and US - Indigo online has it: http://m.indigo.ca/product/books/the-good-the-bad-and/9780751552393?ikwid=tom%20cox&ikwsec=Home

Anonymous said...

Indigo can also be awful. In Canada and the US, try www.McNallyrobinson.com, a great independent bookstore.

J Harper said...

Kobo (at least in Canada ) has Under the Paw and The Good, the Bad and the Furry. For some reason, Talk tothe Tail is not currently found.
Chapters/Indigo (again in Canada) Has two of the three books, Talk to the Tail again being missing.
Attn; Tom, if you show some love to your Cdn fans, they will I am sure fall in love with The Bear et al.
Those I direct to @Mysadcat certainly do.

Veronica said...

An alternative to the Book Depository (owned by Amazon) is Wordery, who also do free worldwide shipping:
https://wordery.com/the-good-the-bad-and-the-furry-tom-cox-9780751552393

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links, Tom. We have your books in paperback form but wanted to have the ebooks. The handy thing about ebooks is they are on your phone so you can read a bit on the commute without having to carry along anything extra. I searched for your ebooks on kindle but nothing shows. And amazon.uk won't sell to those of us in other countries.

Tim Lewis said...

Just come across Indy bookshop in Walsall:-

Southcart books.

Very friendly owner been messaging me - getting the first two copies for a really good price - better than Amazon.

Anonymous said...

Bought my copy at The Works.