Usually when I upload a new book to Amazon it goes live within eight hours, and sometimes much less. As I recall, Big Lake Ninja took about 90 minutes to go live. On one occasion, early on in my self-publishing experience, I seem to recall a book taking 24 hours, but that has been the exception rather than the rule. So when I posted in yesterday’s blog that Dead Romeos should be available very soon, I believed it would be, based upon past experience. I won’t do that again!
I’m not sure what the hang-up was, but another author friend of mine uploaded his new book eight hours before mine on Saturday, and he was still waiting yesterday afternoon, too. If you haven’t noticed, I have all the patience of a rattlesnake, but not nearly as much charm.
Finally, at 4:30 yesterday afternoon, the book went live. You can order it at this link. I would appreciate you sharing the link and book information with your friends who enjoy small town mysteries.
As soon as I got the link to the new book I added it to my free author’s newsletter and sent it out to my subscribers. So that’s all done until the next Big Lake book comes out, which should be in late November or in December.
While waiting for the kids to get here we’re doing a lot of little chores around the house that we wanted to get out of the way. Yesterday Terry and I removed the Frigidaire air conditioner we had stuck in a living room window in anticipation of Hurricane Humberto and put it back on a cart out in the garage.
Today someone is coming to pressure wash the place. I have a pressure washer, and I’ve done it myself in the past, but the way my back has become since then makes it just about impossible.
I also have three more display cases of badges that need to be arranged and mounted, and then hung on walls. Thanks to Miss Terry, I know they will look great when they are done.
After reading yesterday’s blog, somebody wrote to tell me that rather than reposting old blogs I should just not post anything at all while my kids are here in October because he absolutely hates going to the blog and seeing something he’s already read. I don’t get that. If you are channel surfing and see something you’ve already seen before on TV, do you just unplug the TV for a week or two, or a season? Maybe somebody else in the house wants to see that rerun. I figure it’s the same way with the blog. Besides, some of us have reached an age where everything we see seems new.
Congratulations Patty Green, winner of our drawing for an autographed copy of Big Lake Lynching, the second book in my Big Lake mystery series. We had 114 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.
Thought For The Day – The difference between school and real life is that in school, you are taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you are given a test that teaches you a lesson.