Well, I worried there might be a problem with the pre-order, and it came. But it came in a way I didn’t think it would. I thought the file wouldn’t be there. From checking iBooks and Barnes & Noble, I see the sample of the book, and if the sample is there, then the rest of the book is there because I uploaded the entire thing.
The problem is on Kobo. The book hasn’t gone “live”. It’s stuck in pre-order status. I have contacted Smashwords about it, so hopefully the issue will be resolved soon. I found out pre-orders can be tricky over there. Last time I did a pre-order, it was only over on iBooks, so this is new territory for me.
I like pre-orders for three reasons: it allows me to better plan out what to do, I can say with certainty when a book will be out, and the book will go live on all channels on the same day. If things smooth out with Kobo and the system works like it’s supposed to, I’d like to keep using the pre-order over there. But if not, I might have to publish directly to them on the day the book is released.
However, at the moment I am locked into pre-orders on four more books at Kobo. They are Just Good Friends (set for October 12), His Convenient Wife (set for November 16), Love Lessons With the Duke (set for January 3), and Royal Hearts (set for March 21).
If you were thinking of pre-ordering one of my books on Kobo, I would strongly advise against it unless Just Good Friends goes up likes it’s supposed to over there.
If you preordered A Royal Engagement on Kobo, will you place contact me on the form below? I don’t want to put my email on here because of someone in the past who harassed me.
Now, all this aside, here are the places where A Royal Engagement is available: