So I was poking around on Smashwords today and discovered something wonderful! They offer pre-order!
This is outrageously awesome.
Now, a few things to bear in mind: I do not distribute through Smashword’s Premium Catalogue. I go to each marketplace myself. Apple, Kobo (if I recall correctly), and (now) Smashwords allows this. Amazon does not, DriveThru Fiction … I don’t think so, and neither does Nook (unless they’ve changed something, too). All Romance eBooks, I’m still getting the hang of, they may offer pre-order and I’ve bungled right past it so I won’t hazard a guess either way.
Still — for everywhere I can — I will be putting Ready or Not up for pre-order just as soon as I have a date I’m comfortable it’ll be ready for release on.
I’m almost ill with excitement and nervousness. I do so sincerely hope you’ll all enjoy it as much or more than Love or Lust! I’ll warn those who have very strict notions of what a plot is: this is very much more slice of life; it’s better seen as several little plots carrying the thread of a central theme … and I’ve exhausted everything I remember from literature classes (I loved my high school lit teachers, but loathed the subject … in college I loathed both the professor and subject). I’ll ask my editor to give me the literary way of saying what it is sometime later today and tell you more tonight or tomorrow. I’m better at saying what things are about, myself.
P.S. for my fellow WordPressers who still want those neat Zemanta services for related articles, suggested links, suggested tags, etc. There’s a browser plugin for that! Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer (oh God, I nearly typed ‘Exploder’ … I’d rather take a lit class than use IE). Opera is, however, not supported; all other browsers I can think of (Tor, Flock, etc) are modified Firefox, so should be fine to use the one for it.
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