The Rocky Road to Sales…

October 18, 2010 Promotion

Things are currently rather interesting. I’m in the middle of setting up my Amazon Author Central page which will be live in seven days, working on my Goodreads and Authorsden pages and generally trying to tell the world about my book. On Twiends I got a brief VIP feature which increased traffic to my Fire season lens significantly.

The publisher spoke to Nielsen and the release date issue has been corrected. I will confirm here it is the 1st December 2010, not 1st November.

Perhaps most worrying of all, in two days I should receive an ARC copy of my book for promotional purposes. It has a placeholder cover, but the internal text should be properly laid out.

Things were looking good.

This of course is when Amazon crashed this afternoon and lost my book page. The page still exists but currently without the direct URL you can’t find it as it isn’t on the search, making promotion rather difficult. Things don’t ever seem to be easy with this book, but then nothing worthwhile ever is. If I keep repeating that I might believe it, but I can’t believe most authors go through all this to get their books out.

Meanwhile I’m back to bothering bloggers for reviews. If anyone would like an ARC copy for a review, please leave a comment below and I’ll pass it on to the publisher.