If we were having coffee today, I’d be brimming with news. I know it’s starting to sound like a broken record but most of it is about the cookbook. It is what’s happening this week. At long last the book has finally completed it’s initial rollout.
For almost a month it has been available on Smashwords, but at long last it is on Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo. There is a process on Smashwords that verifies the format … they came back with some formatting tweaks I needed to make before it could roll out to everything else. Now that it has been tweaked, the rollout is complete. All the links to the various venues can be found on my web page.
The last piece of the puzzle, Amazon, is in place, but there are a few kinks. For one, although it is free on Smashwords, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo, I can’t offer it for free on Amazon, at least initially. So it sort of a Firesign Theatre thing … “Free, Only a Dollar.” Or ninety-nine cents to be more precise. It should be up on Amazon for a few days. In theory, once Amazon notices it is free in other venues, they will price match. We’ll see. If you want, I think you can “report” a lower price, like on Barnes and Noble, and that should help spur them to action.
Anyway, that is what’s going on.
In other news, as reported last week, the cover of my second novel, A Curse That Bites Deep, won a contest last week, AuthorShout.com‘s Cover-Wars. My stint as “book of the week” has given me a slight boost in web page views. Today is the end … it’s been a nice run.
Have a happy Easter Weekend.
Thomas Fenske is a writer living in North Carolina. More info on his books can be found at http://thefensk.com