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Book Launched… Kinda

I’m glad this was my first time publishing a book. They say, “If at first you succeed, then try something harder.” I think I set a good goal, because I failed a lot.

Last time we met, I told you that launch was delayed because it took 3-5 business days to move from CreateSpace to Amazon. In reality, it’s closer to 7 business days. Luckily, I guessed that last week when I missed my first launch day.

The next hurdle was the eBook version. Was that created automatically after the paperback goes live? Nope. Here it is on launch day. The paperback version is live. Where is the eBook? Oh. I guess I get to make that up. I pushed hard to get it published… And now we wait. Amazon needs another 3 days to get it live. And then I know that there will be two listings… One for the paperback and one for the eBook. Amazon customer service can combine them, but that takes another day.

Le Sigh. We’ll make it better next time.

Lastly, this is an Amazon exclusive. They pay you more if you agree to only sell on Amazon. It’s 30% vs. 70% as an exclusive. It’s a good thing that Amazon controls the biggest marketplace.

Check out my book online!

If you want a crack at the Kindle version, join my mailing list. I give everybody there a free copy of the eBook. I’ll also let them know when the Kindle version is available for purchase 🙂

Beta Copies Printed!

There is a HUGE stack of paper!

I just got done printing FIVE copies of my book for my beta readers! Book launch in FIFTEEN DAYS!

Many thanks to my current beta readers. If you asked to be a beta reader, they are in today’s mail. I have TWO ONE NO spots left. Let me know if you would like to be a beta reader.

Beta reader benefits:

  • Early access to my writing.
  • A FREE book.

Beta reader requirements:

  • A fast reader — you can tear through a book lickety-split
  • English mastery — this is an unreleased manuscript. As such, it probably contains typos, grammar problems, and plot problems. Beware!

Seeing this monster printed out is a huge accomplishment. HUGE!