Thankfully, this week has continued as I originally planned.
I don’t want a load of shouting and noise around my book, but I do like the thought of whispers.
The two weeks leading up to go-live were somewhat hectic, as an early ARC reader discovered some crazy errors in the text. I finally realise what has happened there.
When reviewing the document in MS Word, I hadn’t “accepted” or “rejected” all amendments. Hence echoes of changes or errors were still evident.
The book blog tour, managed by Zoé at https://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/, is going along perfectly, with some lovely reviews from the respective bloggers. I will collate the links to all of these once the tour ends and create a page on here accordingly.
A big shout out to the peeps at Amazon KDP, Ingram Spark, Draft2Digital and Smashwords for their seamless publication processes.
The audiobook is still in the distribution stage, so I am hopeful it will launch at the end of August. I don’t mind this, though, as a gap between the book and audio version is good.
Otherwise, I’m just observing the release and reviewing the lessons learnt from the various aspects of the publishing lifecycle.
I must admit, the publishing aspect is gratifying. And I know I have to kick off the marketing stage soon, but not for another month.
The book has a planned and defined release strategy, and I’m at stage 1 of about 30 levels.
So, some time to go yet.
Someone asked this on Twitter the other day: “Sell me your book without selling me your book.”
And I responded, “You’re not allowed to buy my book!”
That is the truth.
I’m not going to ask anyone to buy my book. I don’t want everyone to buy my book.
My book is for an exceptional group of people. No-one else.
Should you belong to this select few, I hope you enjoy it.