It’s available! On Barnes & Noble and Smashwords anyway. Amazon is on its way. Bittersweet still shows as “Publishing” on my bookshelf.
I won’t say it didn’t come with some pain, though not as much as I thought. Plus, I could’ve alleviated some of it by paying attention to things like Smashwords’ “nuclear option” and which address I was giving Barnes and Noble for my account, etc. Calibre isn’t a bad tool to use for conversions and I was #1076 when I started the conversion on Smashwords. It took about 12 hours for the conversion to finish, and boy was it beautiful to see all of the different formats line up in the green. Talk about a surreal moment.
So what’s next? FREE books, of course! 🙂
I’m blogging in two places at once today: Magical Musings and Zoe Winters. I’ll also be hitting up StellarCon this weekend to do my panelist duties, so anyone who gives me their address, I’ll send them a free copy of Bittersweet. No, I won’t be adding it to any newsletter or selling them to some third-party advertising harlot. I just need to know where to send the Smashwords coupon, since I don’t have any fancy swag to give out. Yet.
Oh, and despite it taking me forever to get the formatting just right, it took me all of 22 minutes to decide that Bittersweet will go into PRINT! Actually, it took one look at the fabulous new cover that the lovely Jax Cassidy designed to make the decision easy. I can’t wait to sign a few copies at ConCarolinas in June.
After much consideration–and checking my calendar–I’ve decided to push Bittersweet‘s release day up. Yayyyyyyy! 🙂 I’m looking at February 25th, the same day I leave for MystiCon in Roanoke, VA. There are still a few things left to do, but nothing that should impact my new release date. The big thing is I don’t want to rush this, which I haven’t. More important, I don’t want to sit on it longer than necessary either. Why bother, really?
So what does this mean for those convention goers? There’s a good chance that I’ll be giving away a free download codes. The same still goes for those at StellarCon. I love giving away freebies.
In the mean time, I’m working hard on Disappearance Hall. My goal is to finish it by March 15th…along with my taxes. Plus, working on this will free up my plotter’s block (I suck at plotting) for Silent Scream, book #2 in my Bittersweet series. If all goes well, I’ll be able to release Disappearance Hall in April/May and Silent Scream in July/August. Other than The Spider Inside Her coming out in October with Belfire Press, I’m hoping to have another book released by the end of the year. Which book, I don’t know. I know this much. Somewhere I need to fit in time for SKINNED. Stupid writer’s block. 😦
And before I forget, a HUGE congrats to my fellow Belfire Press authors for your P&E Reader Poll wins and for grabbing spots on the preliminary list for the Stoker Awards. Way to go!!