We have an official release date for Ransom of the Healer! On November 19, 2013, it will be available for purchase both in paperback and electronic editions.
After much calculation and deliberation, we've come to the conclusion that the US list price will be $11.50 for the paperback version. Self publishing is an interesting creature. While you do have complete design control and a much larger voice, you do still have to submit to the "Royalty Dragon." It turns out that with a price less than the one listed, I'll actually be losing money with every sale in my expanded distribution market. Since I'm paying for every aspect of this book out of my own pocket, I can't have a loose end out there like that.
The first copy of Ransom of the Healer is currently traveling towards me via the postal system. After three long years, I will finally get to hold my book in my hands and put in on my bookshelf. My ultimate goal after I decided to publish my book was to be able to check it out from my local library. That's next up on the agenda....right behind dancing around in the living room with my book in my hands as I throw it an incredible "Welcome Home" party.