In my efforts to quickly get TMW released, I stumbled and made a rookie mistake. Sure, I was excited. Who wouldn’t be, right? I released TMW to Smashwords, and everyone asked when it was going to be on Amazon. I released the eBook to Amazon, and then lots of folks wanted to know when it was going to be on Amazon in print. So I had this whole disconnected mess going on. I tried this route because I had read about doing a “soft release” where you turn the eBook loose first as a promotion, then you turn the print book loose. That soft release turned into a pain in the butt release for all because we all ended up waiting.
To learn from that mistake, I decided to release eBoook and print for OTC all at once. The eBook is ready and has been for a week, but I have held onto it. However, with it being ready, I was able to do the eBook giveaway before it was available on Amazon. The print book takes longer because I have to order print proofs, wait for them to be shipped, and then I have to review them and make any necessary changes. After making any changes to the cover or the inner guts, the ordering of the print proof process starts all over again….and this has been in the works this week. Almost ready!
I was shooting for a release date of Black Friday, but figured I could make it happen sooner and now I know I can. The updated release date is now Saturday, Nov 16.
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