I had a huge surprise a week or so ago. I learned that both of my books, to be released by The Wild Rose Press in May 2013, would be available as e-books, for Kindle only. They’re in the KDP Select program which means that Amazon has a three month exclusive. Starting in January!
Today my pages went live at www.Amazon.com only an hour apart. My head is spinning!!!! And my books are now out there, circulating, or cowering in the wings, whatever the case may be. : )
When I first learned the news about my books going to Amazon, I was panic stricken. I was NOT READY! In fact I’d set up some promotional events for May and thought I had three months to work on more. Yikes! Anyway, I sat down and talked with a couple of wise people and understood that this was indeed a good thing. I mean how does one go about promotion and marketing when they are a complete unknown? To have Amazon getting your back, promoting from within, creating all kinds of opportunities that have proven successful to them…well, what isn’t to like? I expressed my gratitude and immediately got to work.
In my typical controlling businesslike way, I delved into the things I needed to learn, the promotion I needed to bump up, and the best possible way to market my e-books. After a weekend of no sleep and dashing hither and yon (I love that phrase) and researching the net until the wee small hours, I finally collapsed. It hit me that if I did everything I thought that I should do I would spread myself too thin, and nothing would be effective.
I reminded myself of how far I’ve come in one year. I gave thanks for my journey and reached for my little serenity book. This is what I read:
Let us not therefore go hurrying about and collecting honey, bee-like, buzzing here and there impatiently from a knowledge of what is to be arrived at. But let us open out leaves like a flower…budding patiently…and taking hints from every noble insect that favours us with a visit. ~John Keats~
And should you wish to purchase a book, thank you, and here are the direct links:
Unlock the Truth:
The Blue Dolphin:
They are both part of my Desert Heat series set in a fictional town in Southern California’s Coachella Valley. Unlock the Truth is the first book, The Blue Dolphin is the second, Desert Exposure (my GH finalist book) will be the third. They’re stand-alone books and can be read out of order. If you like romantic suspense and feel like making a purchase, thank you, if you don’t that’s fine too. I’m just happy that you like to swing by my blog and say hello. Oh, and I have a couple of fun interviews and reviews coming up so I’ll be blogging on both Monday and Friday for a while. Humphrey is so excited because he will be doing one review. : )
Have a wonderful weekend!