Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Time Rats launch ~ woohoo!

This is how I imagine Saffy McGuire

Today is the day.

Time Rats 1 is available to buy on Amazon, and so is the paperback in the UK and US.  And the Look Inside is there, hurrah! I was anxious about this, as some Kindle Press authors have had to wait weeks for this feature to appear.

This will be my first book launch where I'm not the publisher, at least of the ebook. (My very own Hoxton Press publishes the print book, nicely formatted by me. Practice makes perfect.)

I'm excited. From what other Kindle Scout authors have said on our private Facebook group, Amazon does not promote a book immediately. There's a wait of a month or three, presumably depending on what's available, genre etc.. Then, who knows? Some authors have had spectacular results. His to Win by Alison Ryan went into the US top 30 overall chart, selling thousands per day. But this is unusual. One thing I am sure of, Amazon will sell my book better than I can.

Authors are always told they must market their books, no excuses - but that's as sensible as expecting a salesman to be able to write competent novels. There's no natural connection between the ability to write a good book, and the ability to sell it. I shall do my best, but it'll be great to have Amazon in my corner.



    I'm late to the party, I know, but as one of those who've been cheering you on, I couldn't be more pleased. Woohoo!

    1. Thank you, Anna. It's a nice spring day in London and I'm feeling rather cheerful :o)

  2. Thank you, Alan. It's grey and spitting with rain in London and I'm still feeling rather cheerful :o)

  3. Well then, be sure you include Arizona on your book tour! It's your turn.

    1. Do authors do book tours any more? Of course, if my fans demand it, I shall be there for them.

      If... :o)

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    1. Early days yet - I'm happy with TR1's initial rankings after my mailshot to my mailing list, but of course, as I'm not the publisher, I don't get to see the numbers of sales as they happen. I'll know in a month or two.