Person: How can I get a real copy of Fury Rising?
Me: Here are the links–
Person: No, no–I mean a *real* book, like your others.
Me: Fury Rising IS a real book. I wrote it. I wrote 80,000+ words of real book.
Person: I mean a real book. Like in the store.
Me: Oh, you mean you want a PRINT version of the book, because all versions are *real* books–E-book, audio (of those of my books that have audio), and print. Well, you can order it, but you won’t find this one in the store–like the vast majority of other books regardless of whether they are indie or trad published.
Person: Well, yeah, okay, but I want to order a real copy.
Me: *inwardly kicks the terribly insulting notion that what I write isn’t ‘real’ unless it’s in print at the store to the curb* Um, you can order a print version here–
Person: But that costs more than your other books.
Me: Gee. You’re right. It does. But the e-book version costs far less than my other books. *walks away, gritting teeth and trying not to be rude*