Thursday, August 2, 2012

Out from under the bed a little early

The official release date for FEARLESS is August 7th, but I couldn't wait any longer. The book is available already! If you've popped by today, please go get yourself a copy and enjoy.

Createspace ($3.99 for a print copy)

I was lucky enough to have a fantastic critique partner who is also an editor. She formatted the manuscript for me for each site. I went over everything again a couple of times before I finally started to upload the novella to each place.

Smashwords: Easy to upload. They were fast to get it up too. I had 3 downloads before I was even finished and satisfied with the profile. I like that I can put my work up for free here, and it will send it out to various other ebook sellers too. It was even more exciting when I started getting my reviews! I already have five 5 star reviews by random people. I want to hug them all! One kind reviewer dubbed my book "Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Monsters Inc." What a perfect description!

Amazon and B&N: Tedious. Lots of pages to fill out. They didn't have the book up for days. I didn't get the option of selling for free. At least on Amazon I can get it price-matched, but I've heard that's not permanent either. They are two major forces in the book business. It's important to have my book up there.

Kobo: Not as much to fill out as the previous two, but I didn't like the way it was set up. They also did not have paranormal or paranormal romance listed as a genre. I had to call it contemporary romance. That's not a proper description of it, but they didn't give any other options that were close to my genre.

Createspace: It took the longest to work with, but it was easy enough to do. They have an easy to navigate system set up for reviewing your interior and creating a cover. It'll be very cool to have a print copy of the story. I know what I'm getting everyone for Christmas this year! I'm having a few problems with them that I don't understand about ISBNs, and I hope is just an error on their part. The keep replying to me with the same email over and over. I need to call them, but the book is up and for sale.

A reminder about the "What was your childhood monster?" blogfest. Still lots of time to sign up and share with us what scared you as a kid!

17 comments:

  1. Good luck with it! I can't blame you for jumping in earlier than planned. It's all so exciting. I can't wait to do the same thing myself. Unfortunately, I still have a lot of work ahead of me.

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  2. Yippee! Downloaded it right away! And I will grab myself a print copy as soon as possible!

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  3. Thanks for the links and congratulations on the release.

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  4. Very exciting! So it's available now? Must go download...

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  5. A big 'ole CONGRATS

    ...and a Southern *smile*

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  6. Yay! And you have a new review out there too (from moi!).

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  7. Congratulations! I'm almost ready for your blog fest and am looking forward to it!

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  8. Congratulations! All the best Christine. I have my post already scheduled for the blogfest.

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  9. Yay! That is so awesome. I just picked up a Smashwords copy. Can't wait to start reading it!

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  10. Glad to hear you're on KOBO. My husband bought me one when Borders was still in business.
    I use Smashwords to put my books up everywhere but Amazon.
    Haven't done createspace yet to get print.

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  11. Congrats! That's so exciting to send it out into the world! I'm all set for the blogfest as well!

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  12. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Everyone spread the world and enjoy the story. :)

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  13. Rock on, Christine!!!!!!!!!!

    I clicked on the Creatspace link ('cause I like to kick it old school and read physical books, plus I don't have an e-reader) but get a message that "This title is currently on hold.This title is still being prepared for sale and should be ready soon." I'm totally stoked to buy it, hope I can order it tomorrow! :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I was wondering what other people saw. It's the last thing I need to fix now.

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  14. Christine, congrats with the book release, I just downloaded a copy, thank you for your generosity! I have included the book release and you Childhood Monster Blog Hop on my post tonight, thought I had better let you know! I must apologize for not signing up to the Monster Hop as I really need some time to organize the release of my new book, otherwise I would have gladly participated.

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    1. I totally understand! I'm feeling overwhelmed at times by my own release. Good luck and have a great weekend.

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