I promised to keep you posted about my 99p deal on the Kindle edition of “Fatal Forgery” – and in the two days since I launched the promo (thanks to all of you who distributed the link), I have sold eight copies. This compares very favourably to the four copies sold in the whole previous month, so the promotion seems to be working.
In other news, I have now uploaded the interior and cover of “Faith, Hope and Trickery” to CreateSpace. What happens next:
- They (CreateSpace) do a review to make sure the book works in layout terms – this generally takes 24 hours
- They instruct me to do my own proofread of the formatted version on screen
- If I am happy with that, I order a physical proof copy – this is sent from America and usually takes about five days to arrive
- If I am happy when I receive that, I press the big Publish button
- The book will then appear on Amazon – this can take anything from eight minutes (the record, as far as I am concerned) to three days, a process which is probably not helped by my hitting Refresh on the Amazon website every four seconds or so, day and night
- You can then order your own copies, and I can order my author copies for distribution to bookshops and reviewers – I can select one of three delivery speeds, depending on how flush I am feeling, but the speediest still takes a week, which is a killer.