"Fishy" Business: My Life as a Mermaid, follows me on my journey to switching from a part time mermaid to a full time mermaid. The book chronicles the ups and down of trying to make it as a performer, all sorts of hilarious stories, the struggles that are unique to me and the ones we all encounter, along with photos, and tips for other mermaids and performers.
Where my first book focused mainly on information with little stories woven in; this book is the opposite. This is my story, with all sorts of tips to help you out.
It's my hope that this book will inspire others to follow their dreams, but also give them a realistic understanding of the work involved.
So how can you buy my awesome book? You have several options!
If you are local in Nova Scotia, I'll be having a book release party at Shore Things in Eastern Passage. You can learn more by checking out the FB event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/822175611146688/?ref=22
If you are buying online you have two options:
For a print copy, until 11:59 this Wednesday, you can get 25% off with the coupon code MATEY25 at checkout! Print copies can be purchased here through the reputable Lulu website. Print copies are printed after they are ordered, so they can take an extra day or so on top of shipping. I chose this option because it is more environmentally friendly. You can buy the print copy here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/raina-mermaid/fishy-business-my-life-as-a-mermaid/paperback/product-21820060.html
Please note the price is 1$ more than my last book was, this is because this book is bigger and was more expensive to make, and also because we're hoping to donate some of the funds to a charity (see bottom)
For a digital copy, you can get the PDF which will load on most electronic devices instantly, here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/raina-mermaid/fishy-business-my-life-as-a-mermaid/ebook/product-21819988.html
If you are planning on going to Merfest and would like to pre-order a signed copy for pickup when I arrive there, I will be taking preorders in November.
If you would like a signed copy now and you aren't local, Buy a signed copy from me with a print- 30$ (same as last year), or if you'd like a tracking number 36$ (to cover the extra fees I have to pay for tracking) to anywhere in North America. If you're international I'll charge a flat rate of 40$ and if there's anything left over (as the tracking price will vary) it will be donated to the charity my book is sponsoring.
Want to add the first Fishy Business to your order? I'll throw in a hard copy as well for 13$ USD
I am expecting copies to arrive after the proofing process, by the end of the month. Then I will mail them out and they should get to you within the first or second week of October depending on where you are.
You can place an order by emailing me raina at rainamermaid dot com and I will send you a paypal invoice!
I'll be taking preorders until Thursday October 2nd , so get em in quick.
Thank-you so much for your support during this process. It has been an amazing experience, and I am over the moon.
THERE WILL BE AN ONLINE RELEASE PARTY ON OCTOBER 10TH details to follow!
**Please Note** I will be donating a portion of my sales to the local charity: Hope for Wildlife