After carefully considering my rate of proofreading, the rate I ought to be proofreading, and the amount of work it will take to make the book ready for publication I have decided that the release date for Love or Lust will be 29 June 2013.
I will be making the final uploads on the evening/afternoon of the 28th so it’s possible that some sources (e.g. Smashwords) might have it sooner — and, sadly, a few (e.g. iBooks) might show it a bit later than that. It can’t be helped, but Amazon, Nook, Kobo, CreateSpace, etc. should all take about 12 – 24 hours to actually make the book available, so we’ll call it the next day.
Keep a careful watch on the blog — the folks reading regularly may get a discount/free copy from one or more of the sources in the form of coupon codes or redemption vouchers. It might just randomly be at the end of, or in the comments of a post one day. Just a little gift from me to you.
I will probably, at some point in the year, do both a sale or two or an outright giveaway. These will be announced as their own post. I also intend to create a Goodreads give away (in fact I should have done that yesterday, but I kind of forgot about it).
I’m also looking around for reviewers. Feel free, please, to recommend your favourite ones in the comments below, or here. I was going to tackle a place I’ve discovered called The Indie View which looks fairly promising. I don’t believe they actually do reviews, rather they’re more of a portal to fine reviewers more easily in much the same way as QueryTracker acts to help one find an agent or publisher.
I’m so excited I feel ill. I wonder — did Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, or any other prolific author feel like this on every book? I assume, naturally, we all feel like this on our earliest works, but after 25? 50? 100? I guess I shall have to try to attain such a lofty back catalogue to find out.
- Robert A. Heinlein (enderra.com)
- Charles Dickens and the Funniest Names in Fiction (funnynamesblog.com)
- Aims of my writing (pmgsfblog.wordpress.com)
- My Reading Life: Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein (readmorebooks.wordpress.com)
- Please, Please, Please, Let Charles Dickens Get What He Wants (themillions.com)