Pre-Orders Now Available on Amazon

Last week, Amazon decided to offer indies the opportunity to put books on pre-order for up to 90 days.  This is huge.  Smashwords already offers this service and I’ve been thinking for a while about how beneficial it would be if Amazon would jump on that bandwagon.

Now, they have.  This means that the night before my book is set to release, I’m not scrambling to get it loaded to Amazon.  Occasionally, there are issues getting books loaded and I have been known to release books a day early just in case there are complications.

So, Cannibal Dreams has been scheduled to release on 31 August.  It is available now for pre-order.

However, before you dive in and start setting up release dates 90 days in the future, there’s a catch.  Ten days before the book releases it has to be submitted to Amazon in finalized form.  If you mess it up, you lose your privileges for a year.  I think this is fair.  There is no penalty on Smashwords, they just release your crappy, unfinished novel or expect it to be finished when you put it up for pre-release.  For most, I don’t think this would be a problem.  However, in the case of Cannibal Dreams, it would be and I haven’t put it up for pre-order yet on Smashwords because I need the next three days to make all the changes.

Ok, off to work.

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  1. Maria D.

     /  August 18, 2014

    Very cool!



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