Susan Grossey

The countdown has begun

Only two days to go!  Can’t tell you how excited we are in our house – well, apart from the cat, who just yawns widely and ignores us.  Friday is the Big Day, but in the true spirit of self-publishing, I have had to work out what needs to be done in advance in order to hit that deadline.

Today I cycled into town with my deliveries for the two local bookshops who are kind enough to stock Sam; I could have delivered them on Friday, but they might not have time to process them on the day, and it seems a bit rude to hang around and watch them, so I figured that with a couple of days’ lead time I could pretty much guarantee being able to go in on Friday and see “Worm in the Blossom” on the shelf.  I have also sent out a few review copies, because if people are kind enough to agree to review the book, it seems only polite to let them have it a bit ahead of time.  And one kind person has offered to have me as a guest blogger on her book blog on Friday, so I needed to plan for that.

The appearance of the e-Worms is happening gradually, and I am reasonably hopeful that they will all be in position by Friday.  Amazon was obviously in a high gear this time round, and their listings are already live, while Smashwords is taking a bit longer – but then it does distribute its catalogue to all sorts of places, like iTunes.

So what is left to do on Friday?  I shall be updating this blog, of course, and adding all the purchase links to this and to my work blog.  I shall be doing that guest blog – I’ll give you the link when I have it – and of course snooping round the bookshops to see “Worm” on the shelves.  And I shall be turning my mind to “Plank 4” – I’ve already been jotting down ideas…


  1. Graham Avatar

    Dear Susan

    Exciting to hear the news about the big build up and I hope that all goes well on the big day.

    I hope you won’t mind but, with you letting slip that “Worm in the Blossom” had arrived on the Amazon shelves, I thought I would … (a) be slightly selfish and (b) get your sales off to a quick start … and I am now the proud owner of a Kindle based version. However, in the best Christmas traditions (is it too early to mention Christmas?), I promise I won’t open it until the official launch day!

    Best wishes


  2. ihatemoneylaundering Avatar

    Dear Graham
    I guarantee that you never need to apologise to an author for buying their book! I am thrilled to know that you were tempted, and if you want to take a peek before Friday, well, who can blame you?
    Thank you so much for all of your encouragement.
    Best wishes from Susan

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