It has been a bit of an odyssey, as the book was finished in March – but cover and formatting were only finalized late last night, and Amazon accepted it in about an hour – record time!
I’ve set up a Kindle Countdown Deal for NETHERWORLD on Oct 19-26, starting at $2.99 and going back to $9.99 by the end, and it is in Kindle Unlimited for those with the KU service. They require that the book’s price not be changed for 30 days before a Countdown – so we have to wait until it’s been published that long.
Meanwhile, it is already available for the hard-core reader. I also set up a Countdown for PURGATORY, to start Sep 21-28, if you haven’t read it.
Good for Christmas presents.
The print version had an unacceptable flaw: on ONE page, the text touched the gutter margin; it is being corrected. ONE page. Picky, picky, Amazon. I like that bots and algorithms can maintain quality – a human would be bored to tears examining every one of 540 pages for minute errors; a computer does it quickly and without errors caused by ennui.
As soon as I have that tiny correction, up goes the paperback; hardcovers for both books will be available as soon as I can make the appropriate cover for PURGATORY (I already have the one for NETHERWORLD).
What can I tell you about NETHERWORLD I haven’t already?
It starts only hours after PURGATORY ends, back on Night Talk in New York City with our late night talk show hostess Dana Lewiston. Will she get some juicy revelations out of Andrew O’Connell, last minute guest?
And what was he doing in Boston that morning?
And what’s with the pigeons?
Dana has a secret, too.
And there is a waltz, and a festive treat. Why?
The fun process of getting editorial and customer reviews has begun
I will be out for some medical stuff for about two weeks – not much will happen until all that is over – we ME/CFS types have such a small amount of energy that appointments and such wipe us out, and we dare not push because the crash could make us permanently worse.
So the part I enjoy, after the book is finished, will be paused (the main reason for this post).
I can’t wait to get to Book 3 of the Trilogy
Life keeps interfering, but
- I have a VERY rough draft (which I hope no one ever sees), and
- Writing has begun (I couldn’t help myself)
- I already have a good idea what I want for the cover!
You are up-to-date for now – and I’m excited to finally have something to offer readers.
Don’t rush – unless you can’t wait. Oct. 19 will have a Kindle Countdown Deal at a very good price for my doorstopper volume.
Don’t say I never tell you anything!
Congratulations! I will wait until 20 October because I won’t have a chance to start reading before then.
For a long time now it has been about the readers, not the sales – this is no different. I am a particular brand – I want to find the readers of the same.
The Countdowns are all set up – they will happen automatically, which means I don’t have to do anything, a good thing at this point. It’s a rough month, and the next one will be recovery – I’ll worry about marketing later.