So. Yesterday was supposed to be a lot of this:
And less of this:
Seriously. Yesterday, I was supposed to have Glass Block, with it’s ASIN (Amazon’s assigned number) and doing the party dance, but you know what? I messed up.
What happened was that on the last edit, I removed something that was explained in a book that should have been out first, and isn’t.
And I could leave it in and go ‘mystery’ and tap my nose, but that’s not my way. And it changes the whole concept in the book from a gritty action thriller where the walls are made of glass and….yeah. OK.
Yesterday I was all prepared to get the book off the ground and good to go. Today it kinda feels like it was yesterday.
So, I thought I’d share three key tips I ignored, thinking I was superwoman, for indie launches that will NOT piss off your fans, and keep you in the good books of your friends too.
- Book must be UPLOADED before you set the date. Or if you’ve got a date, your book has to ‘soft launch’ a few days before, because relying on getting it up on the day is a headache.
- Get a beta reader that hasn’t read it *ever* to check the final draft and ask questions. Some of them are ‘that’s explained later,’ but if, like me, you’ve left something crazy in, you might wanna look into fixing it.
- Amazon sometimes takes longer than it says to upload and convert books.
Net result? Scrambling weekend. Hopefully though, in the next few days it will be:
And lots of :
Glass Block SHOULD be out Monday, but I’m not holding my breath – you’ll hear me when it is available though. I’m so excited 😀