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Monday, August 23, 2010

release date fail and other news

Wisdom is not out yet. A reader emailed them, and Amazon told them that there's a problem with the content, and they're doing testing to correct it. 

I don't know what that means, so I emailed Amazon, asking them what that meant and if there's anything I can do to speed up the process.

I have not heard back from them yet.

I haven't uploaded the book to Smashwords yet. I wanted to wait until after the book was up on Amazon, because I prefer when things are sold on Amazon, because I wanted to see if Wisdom could break into top 100 books on Kindle.

However, I'm not going to make people wait around forever since I said it would be out. But I am going to try to wait until Amazon emails me back before publishing at Smashwords.

With that in mind, I'll keep you apprised of the situation, but Wisdom will be made available by Tuesday at the very, very latest. It may only be available at Smashwords, but it will be for sale somewhere. I promise. (Unless Smashwords doesn't let me publish it either... then... I don't know what I'll do).

Here is the link for the Amazon page for Wisdom if you want to check out: Wisdom. I promise to let you know as soon as I know anything about it or if it goes up.

I've also decided that I'm never going to set release dates for anything. I'll set release months, and then I'll let you know when it's out, and it'll be a big fun surprise instead of frustrating waiting around.

Wisdom is out in paperback thru Lulu, and it's much more reasonably priced than the other books despite being longer because I didn't do the option to have it sold through Amazon. You can buy the paperback: here. I will let you know that in September, I'm making a switch to Createspace for my paperbacks that will make them much paper, so waiting might not be a bad idea.

Onto brighter news. Here's an interview I did with Alex from Tales of a Teenage Book Lover: here. He also hosted a twitter chat party on Sunday, and it was a lot of fun. I think we'll be doing more for future book releases.

Also, I did a guest post at Once Upon a Review about birthdays, and Khelsea is having a give away for a paperback of My Blood Approves and a t-shirt. So check that out: here.

As some of you may know, I'm working on making merchandise for the MBA series. The problem is that I don't know what to put on stuff. So I'm making a contest. Here it is: I want to know what some of your favorite quotes are from any of the My Blood Approves books.

Here are the rules:

1. The contest runs from Monday, August 23rd until Monday, August 30th at Midnight, with the winner chosen on Tuesday by random.org. 

2. To enter: Leave a comment letting me know what you're favorite quote from any of the four My Blood Approves books. Any character can say it, or it just be a line you really like. Just make sure you leave a quote and a way to contact you in the comment. (Email works.)

3.You can enter up to three times. Feel free to leave as many quotes as you'd like, but you'll only entered three times in the drawing.

The prize is an autographed paperback of My Blood Approves

Also, if you guys have any ideas of the kinds of merchandise you'd like to buy, or the stuff you'd like to win in future giveaways/contests, let me know.

16 comments:

  1. Ya I'm not surprised you don't want to set release dates anymore, I saw some of the frustration that you and your readers went through when I read several blog responses on both facebook and in a discussion forum on Amazon. Personally I think that some of those fans should have given the author a break because it's not like she controls amazon or anything;) Wisdom comes up when it comes up right?

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  2. I agree - not Amanda's fault if Amazon is having an issue. I'm glad they caught it before publishing... Will happily wait and eagerly read Wisdom when it is available!

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  3. yay it's finally out!!

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  4. I just bought it/downloaded it to my kindle, seriously considering faking a stomach bug so I can leave work and go home and read!

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  5. Just bought it off Amazon! Now I have something to read during my supper break at work tonight! Love your books!
    Maisie

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  6. It's up! You can now purchase it on Amazon.

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  7. Just bought it!!

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  8. bought it tooo!!!! its up at amazon!!

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  9. Woooooo Hoooooo!!!!!! Just bought it too. I'm gonna read it, review it, and harass people to do the same. I need you to keep writing books!

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  10. “You could kill me, Alice,” he looked at me seriously. “That’s how much you mean to me. As foolish and masochistic as that makes me, you are so much to me that even if it destroys me to be with you, I’ll be with you!

    I love it!!!!

    Marthaw714@yahoo.com

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  11. "I did say that." His voice was so quiet, I barely heard it, and his blue eyes swam with tears. "But you know what? I lied too."

    Ouch...

    aimee_cestra@hotmail.com

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  12. "Alice, I never meant to hurt you. I just didn't know how to protect you. Or myself"
    LOVE Peter!!!!!!!! Love your books!!

    tshall1@hotmail.com
    Stacey

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  13. "I wanted to die when you told me you didn't want me anymore. What does that tell you?"

    *sigh*
    tshall1@hotmail.com

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  14. "Why are you back?"
    "I don't think I can stay away from you anymore."

    Can you tell I like Peter? I love Jack too, but there is just something about Peter! Yum!!

    tshall1@hotmail.com

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