This afternoon I sent an email to Lightning Source, who print my books, to take them out of print and close the account. The account actually belongs to my company, which I may have to dissolve in April as a result of some legislative tax changes.
You might be able to buy copies on Amazon if you are quick! The hardbacks will not be coming back.
But a small amount of sales has continued with the Origen Homilies in Ezekiel volume, and it would be nice to keep this accessible.
Since 2014, when I last did this sort of stuff, the world has changed. Everybody seems to use Amazon KDP. Lightning Source – or Ingram – was always a pain to deal with. So this evening I have been looking back on my hard disk, and trying to set up the Origen volume in KDP.
It’s time-consuming. I have an ISBN for each volume, yet Amazon do not recognise them. The provider – also a pain to deal with – has since changed its offering for managing ISBNs. I’ve been reduced to emailing them for help.
Then there is the cover. This was done using a Lightning Source template. Of course Amazon don’t recognise that. I’m going to try cropping the template and uploading the raw image. We’ll see if it works!