DIED AND GONE TO PUBLISHING HELL

Okay, that’s a little dramatic, but I need to vent. Obviously I’m writing to you so I’m alive and kicking, but I’m still in publishing hell. My wonderful baby, my debut novel, was launched eight days ago. No, bluebirds did not descend and whistle on my shoulder. No, I didn’t dance on the arc of a rainbow. And no, my book didn’t actually go on sale.

That’s right, on launch day there were no books!

The last conversation I had with my publisher ended with:

Me: So, on October 1, it will be available for purchase.

Him: Yes, October 1, it will be available for purchase.

What I forgot to add was, “it will be available for purchase and people will actually get to read it?”

Since launch day this link, http://www.amazon.com/Quiver-Pure-Heart-Burnita-Bluitt/dp/1618639374/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412714087&sr=1-1&keywords=quiver+of+the+pure+heart, has told me in big red letters: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK.

People have tried to comfort me and say, “Hey, it looks like you’ve sold a ton of books already.” Well, I’m setting the record straight. No one has read one book, because it’s TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK.

I was also unable to get ARC’s (advanced reader copies) for pre-release promotion, creating an honest review or two. No pre-orders, but now I understand that since I can’t even get post-ordering. I agreed to a delayed launch date to give us a little wiggle room for corrections and such, but still, no book.

I know everything can smooth out in time, but . . . what’s a girl to do?

I need a glass of wine to go with my whine.

 

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2 Responses to DIED AND GONE TO PUBLISHING HELL

  1. Argh! You must be SOOO frustrated! I looked for the book and did think the “out of stock” message was odd, but I didn’t think anything of it (I figured I’d just wait until the ebook was available). In any event, I hope all goes well. Definitely looking forward to reading it!

    • Thanks for checking on me Quanie :-), I did lose my mind for a couple hours looking at that “out of stock” message, but I’m okay, albeit a bit disappointed. ebook should have been available by now. I had to detach and move on for a little while. May Mrs. Collins have a gentle birth. 🙂

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