I know it’s not Mothers’ Day all over the world. Sue me, I’m in the U.S. and I didn’t even realise it was this weekend here until Friday leaving work, okay?
Anyway, Love or Lustis 100% off anywhere I could set it. Ready or Not is 50% off in all the same places. Oh, did I mention this sale is going to run all week?
As usual I’ve too little practical control over Nook and Kindle pricing. Amazon will probably eventually price match me, but I can’t say when. Kindles and Nooks can read the files you’d get from All Romance eBooks, so I recommend users of those devices consider that source.
I know, a Lesbian Teen Romance, what kind of Mother’s Day gift is that?
I don’t know. I suppose I was thinking about all of those lesbian mothers out there who in the past year have seen their lives validated and vindicated somewhat in … is it 38 states, plus DC and Puerto Rico now? Some people prefer YA/Teen fiction; I mean some of the best new books I’ve read in the past decade was the Harry Potter series. Maybe it could be a way for some of my lesbian/bi female readers to prime their mother(s) for letting her/them know about the new fiancée and future daughter-in-law they’ll be meeting today? Give me a break, it makes more sense than some of the places out there having a sale this weekend.
And, whether you’re a mother of human kids or furry/feathered/scaly ones have a happy Mothers’ Day whether you grab a copy of my books or not.
I should have posted this sooner, but I’ve had a distracting week. Some of it good, too much of it bad.
Regardless, Now & Forever is on sale for the entire month of December wherever it’s possible (which pretty much just means Not Nook, though some Amazon stores might not have marked it down properly either).
As always, this exclusively applies to the eBooks. The way the print books are done gives me almost no promotional capacity myself. Also, the books are sold at very little profit so promotions on the print edition would not go well.
At this very specific moment only this store but it should be on Amazon by the end of the day at earliest, sometime tomorrow or Thursday at the latest.
Available to other places (BAM!, B&N, your local mom & pop’s ordering system, etc.) … well, really, they could be as early as for Amazon, but more likely they’ll start showing up around Friday and trickle in over the next week or so.
9781482631173 is the ISBN you’re asking for (yes, you can just say “Ready or Not by Jaye Em Edgecliff” or “What do you have by Jaye Em Edgecliff” or whatever, but this theoretically saves time and is really handy for putting in some search functions at some bookstores).
For those who prefer a nice physical, bound book to hold in their hands … I’m sorry but I’m still working on that for Ready or Not.
Theoretically this should be ridiculously easy and all, but Createspace is what I go through for the print because it’s the highest quality Print On Demand publishing service after Lightning Source, which I’d prefer to use but lack the Photoshop skills necessary to get the cover and page layout right in a single go and thus would get obscenely expensive. Problem is, though, that Createspace apparently hates me. It’ll lay the pages out pretty neatly while I’m experimenting along the way still writing the book and such; then I upload the final document file which, in theory, ought to be perfect since I’ve been testing along the way … … … random badness happens. In this case it keeps setting the pages several inches too high up and to the right.
So far I’ve found all the things not causing that. I pray it’ll only be another few days to a week before it’s up, but it could be as many as two or three more weeks.
I’d go with a publisher and save myself these headaches, but I’d be simply trading them in for different headaches. At least this way I keep full control and don’t have to worry about some artist getting strange ideas about what my covers should look like (for those who think an author has control of her cover art through most publishers, all I can say is, “that is adorably naïve, honey.”), higher royalties, an editor I know well and trust not to decide to rewrite the book for me (yes, it happens), and control over release date (sort of).
This does not include the print edition, sadly. I’m having arguments with the layout for no reason that makes logical sense. It should only be another few hours to couple of days.
Too the various ebook retailers take their own variable time-frames to put the book on their virtual shelves. If your favourite doesn’t have it yet — give it a few more hours. If it isn’t there by 6pm US/Eastern then please contact me. Odds are I already know about it, but can’t hurt to make sure.
Available now for us$3.99 (and various proportionate prices in various other countries and currencies) from:
First off, my editor should be done with Ready or Notin the next 3 – 5 days. As soon as I get it I’ll be setting up pre-order on iBooks and Smashwords (the only outlets that allow it) for about 1 – 2 weeks later (it takes a bit of time for Apple to process the upload, they run pretty thorough quality checks on the file to make sure it won’t make your iPadspontaneously combust or something) during which time I’ll give it one more read through and buff.
I’m truly sorry this has taken so long. Sadly for various personal reasons (see spending a week in hospital and a month on narcotics, thereby unable to interact with my editor), various reasons related to my editor having this unfailing talent for getting terribly ill with a flu during the summer (normally, however, it’s closer to August so wasn’t strictly planned on), and the simply embarrassing number of errors in this book which slowed down the process (seriously, for Love or Lust she was able to get through nearly 2x as many pages in any given hour) it has just taken forever to edit.
This, like its predecessor, will be available in ebook and print from all the same retailers for us$3.99 for ebook and us$17.99 for print (various international pricing available proportioned based on the retail outlet in question).