IT'S HERE! Honestly! I have several hundred copies in my hot sweaty hands. Well, they're not really hot and sweaty because that would damage the paper, but they are here. The problem is - how do I get them OUT THERE?
Aquasapien - Metamorphosis is registered on Nielsen with the correct ISBN number (so is the Red Anthology). A copy is held in the British Library in London too. I've checked everything, I've dotted the proverbial 'i's and 't's. It says 'available' and 'in stock' so surely something must happen? But no, on Amazon and Waterstones etc. it says 'unavailable and they've no idea when it will be in stock. IT'S HERE!
Do you ever get the feeling you're missing something? Like a left leg or something? That's how I feel at this moment, like I've forgotten to do something and I don't know what it is. How am I supposed to sell books if none of the Big Boys will admit that I have them. They really are printed. I've sold 2, so I know they exist.
Meanwhile, I'm finally having a book launch and signing at Canterbury Library on Saturday 20th May from 10am till 4pm. Please come along if you would like to purchase a signed copy, otherwise go and hound Waterstones or WH Smith. I would, but I think they are sick of seeing my face. I'm sure the staff behind the tills duck down and cringe hoping I won't speak to them, but I do. I lost my dignity after Witch on the Warpath was published. You know sometimes I feel like a loose woman trying to sell her soul. I bet it would be a darn sight easier than selling novels.
I feel like a leper, or Molly Malone trying to sell her god awful mussels, but that's the rub, I don't think my novel is awful. How will I ever know, if no one ever reads one, or puts a review somewhere - on Amazon or Goodreads would be great - yes that was a hint. See no dignity what-so-ever.
I need to consider how to sell books, when the BB's won't. Ideas on a postcard to:
She Writes in Vain,