Tomorrow, I want to do a story excerpt from Mitch’s Win to help give people a feel for the book. A couple people said that would help give them an idea on which cover is best of the two covers I made.
Today, I wanted to pass on a couple of items…
1. Rose Gordon is offering a free ebook (you can get any she’s written or the new one due out soon) if you participate in her survey. Look at #2 on this link from her blog post for more information: http://rosesromanceramblings.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/my-secret-is-out-i-need-a-bit-of-help-and-whats-next/
2. Well, I’m going to have to eat my own words. I love Smashwords and would love to keep using them for B&N, but the thing is, Shotgun Groom is still not up. I don’t think this is Smashwords’ issue, but B&N might be overwhelmed (to a point) with all the books going up on their site and maybe the addition of taking books in from Smashwords makes the process slower. I know it takes time and people to get the book pages up and everything, so I don’t blame anyone for this. But I need to watch what is going on and figure out what is best for people who read my books. I didn’t think so many people bought my books off of B&N, but I’ve been getting more and more emails and realize I need to do something different.
So I will publish Isaac’s Decision directly to B&N and see how soon the book goes live on B&N. I can’t do Shotgun Groom because it’s already shipped, and you just know as soon as I put the book up and opt out of distribution at Smashwords, the book will show up. LOL It happened to an author friend of mine who then ended up with two copies of the same book on B&N. I don’t want to go through that hassle.
I will let everyone know when Shotgun Groom is on B&N. It’s on Kobo, Diesel and Apple. So Sony and B&N are still in queue as of the moment I’m writing this post. (I just checked.)
If the timing goes well with publishing Isaac’s Decision to B&N myself, I’ll keep doing it in the future. I expect to have Isaac’s Decision uploaded to Amazon, Smashwords and B&N right before January 1. The editor plans to have it back to me this weekend. Then I’m going to look it over and send it off for someone else to look at. From there, I have another person and then it’s time for my final read through. I’m not going anywhere for Christmas, so my calendar is clear. So I see no reason why Isaac’s Decision can’t be up by New Year’s.