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…