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The publishing industry and how people read has changed dramatically since my first short story was published in 2007 and my first novel in 2008. It continues to change rapidly and sometimes unexpectedly.

The only place you can find all my fiction is on Amazon. You can locate it all by putting "Elizabeth Zelvin" in the Amazon search box or going to Amazon's Elizabeth Zelvin Page. This does not mean that it is self-published. My first three Bruce Kohler mysteries were first published in hardcover by traditional publishers. The other two were first published by an e-book publisher. The two novels in the Mendoza Family Saga were published by imprints of Amazon Publishing, which is Amazon's traditional publishing arm. All my short stories were first published in print or online journals or anthologies.

All my books and stories are available as e-books for Kindle. You don't need to own a Kindle to read them. You can download a Kindle app for free on any Amazon e-book page. I stopped offering them through other online booksellers such as Barnes & Noble and Kobo because doing so cost me some significant perks on Amazon for an income of about ten dollars a year total, clearly not worth it.

My hardcover mysteries are out of print. If you buy them second hand, I won't get paid. Bookstores will not stock them. Libraries will not order them. Airport bookstores and big box stores never carried them, because the initial print run was small, and these venues stock only bestsellers that are printed in the hundreds of thousands. If you know me personally, I will be happy to sell you a copy of any or all of them at a generous discount, signed by the author. I l love the characters I have created, and I want as many readers as possible to know and love them too.

My two historical novels are available as beautiful trade paperbacks. Bookstores and libraries will not carry them. This is an industry decision, not the author's. I wish the paperback sales figures reflected the numbers of people who have said to me that they still prefer to read a book in print and don't like e-books. The only way to keep print books coming is to buy them.

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