Hi friends! I'm SO happy and grateful that many of you want to read my new book- thank you!!
So where can you get your hands on this wonderful book??
US and Canada: Everywhere!
Long story short: my current book deal includes a contract for distribution in North America (US and Canada).
In those two countries, the book is widely distributed by Penguin Random House, including to independent local bookstores (you already know where your local bookstore is, right?? If not, you can check IndieBound to find your local shop).
Here are all the available ordering sites (even though now we're past pre-ordering) from PRH USA or Canada.
Here's a more aesthetically pleasing version contributed by my former student Fabian Bendisch!
Outside US/Canada: It Depends!
Outside of the US and Canada, it's still possible in most places to buy my book! But it's a bit trickier.
The easiest place to find my book online is Amazon, which has all three formats (paperback, e-book, and audiobook) available in most of its markets. This link should take you to your country's Amazon page for Under the Sky We Make.
Another widely available international option is Book Depository (which is owned by Amazon). These large retailers order more books and therefore have them more widely distributed and longer ahead of time.
If you want to order from a national online bookstore in your country, please check this link for options that other readers have told me about.
If you want to order from a local bookstore, this happens on a store-by-store basis. Please see the reader-contributed list at the end of this post.
If you don't find online options here for your country, or independent bookstores at the end of this post, please call your local bookstore and ask them to order it for you (here's the info you need).
Why is it like this and what can you do about it?
The North American edition is the only one that exists right now. It gets distributed by third party exporters from Penguin Random House in the US to international markets. But I have no control over where it is or isn't available. (Here ends my knowledge about international book distribution rights.)
I realize I'm very lucky to have a commercial book deal in North America. Despite efforts by me and my agent, though, I don't have a contract outside this market. As a first-time author, I can understand that I haven't gotten international publishers to commit to publishing and distributing my book. They often want to wait and see how a book does before committing to it, and only pick up super-successful ones for international distribution. So I hope, but there is no guarantee, that my book will be distributed in international markets (but we are at best months, and likely years, away from that happening).
Nonetheless, it's frustrating for me and for readers that it's harder to find my book outside the US and Canada.
It's also a challenge that, in this online age, many independent bookstores outside North America who *can* get my book don't have it on their website. You have to call or email them and they will order it one copy at a time. There may be delays of a few weeks for shipping. But it should be possible! And this is what *you* need to do if you're committed to supporting local bookstores! :)
Here's where I need your help, dear reader, to find where UNDER THE SKY WE MAKE is available in your country!
You know where your closest bookstore is located in your town, and where to order books online in your country. And if not, you know how to Google "buy Under the Sky We Make" in your local language from your country-based IP address. Then you can buy from their website (where that's an option), or call or email them where it's not.
I don't know any of those things, certainly not for your town, and there is no central directory of independent bookstores, or even of major chain book retailers by country (AFAIK, please tell me if there is!).
Thanks to help from others, I've assembled the list below. Please add in the comments or write me on social/at the email link below if you find a new source in your country, and I'll add it here.
Thanks for your patience, sorry for the hassle, and please keep reading!
Indie bookstores that can order Under the Sky We Make
Thanks to readers for letting me know where you got your copy, so I can share!
Country-level bookstore guides
These aggregator sites give options for buying the book online, with price and delivery comparisons for a given country, and/or guides to finding your local bookstores. Thanks to readers for submitting!
Where to order in Sweden