Well, I don’t know exactly what to say about this so I’ll out with it:  18 months after releasing Earthen Vessels on the world, Bethany House has decided to stop selling printed copies it.

Earthen VesselsThe news took me by surprise and was honestly pretty disappointing.  I know that the book hadn’t sold like anyone hoped, for various and sundry reasons.  But none of that had added up for me to them taking it off store shelves quite so quickly.  They apparently see things differently and have given me three weeks to decide what to do with the remaining stock.

So there you have it.

The upside is that you have one last chance to buy paper copies before they disappear to the used books section on Amazon and to discount retailers everywhere.  (I’d buy the remaining copies myself if grad school bills didn’t stand in the way.)

If you’re looking for a single copy, you’re easiest and cheapest route is probably still the discount folks on Amazon who are selling it for pennies plus shipping.

But if you’re a pastor, a teacher, someone with a lot of friends who are thinking of tattoos, or someone who simply wants a lot of copies of a book I wrote, this is your chance to get as many copies as you want unbelievably cheap.  How cheap?

$2.50.  Plus shipping.

I’ll Skype with anyone who buys 8 or more copies about the book once you read it.  So if you’re in a book club and want to read something and talk with the author, this is your chance.  So there’s something.

Otherwise, here are the details:

Deadline:  For the orders and payments, midnight, Sunday December 17.  (Unfortunately, orders won’t be delivered in time for Christmas.)

Cost:  2.50 per copy.

Shipping:  (a)  1 copy:  $1.42.  (b)  2-5 copies:  $2.68.  (c) 6-10 copies:  $7.99,  (d) 10-20 copies:  $8.99, (e) more than 20 copies:  email me at matthewleeanderson.84 at gmail.com.

Payment:  The only way you get your books is if you fill out this Google form completely and send the appropriate amount of money via the Paypal button over there –> on the sidebar.

I’d appreciate it if you forward this to anyone who wants a readable, thoughtful theological account of human embodiment…and who happens to be able to purchase hundreds copies at a time.  (I kid on that part.  Kind of.)

On the upside, paper copies are now collector’s editions!  And while it’s neat to have published a book by the age of 30, I suppose it makes me a hipster to have one go out of print by the age of 31.

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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  1. Does this offer apply for UK readers? If so, what are the prices?


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