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A Brand New Series Begins….
FIONA: ORIGINS will soon be on sale.
The professionals say I'm supposed to put up a pre-order for at least a month before releasing the book.
The bestsellers lists like books released on Tuesdays.
The astrologists are saying not to launch anything during August at all, but to wait for September.
My gut says, release this book the second it's ready. And it's ready now. I've revised and polished and proofread and polished and re-read and polished and re-read again, and so has my editor. It's as good as I can make it.
So I've sent the manuscript off to my formatter. Now she must create several different types of files from the Word Doc. It's a different one for Kindle than for Nook, and a different one for paperback than for hardcover, and so on. So we need to give her a couple of days. She's beginning today, Sunday August 5th, because she's a saint.
From the time she begins uploading, the various e-retailers each have their own time frame for processing the books through their various … er … processes. I imagine them dropping the file into some sort of Rube Goldberg device. Kobo is usually fastest, and Nook is usually the slowest, with Kindle and iBooks and GooglePlay in the middle, but it never takes anyone more than a day or two.
The paperback and hardcover editions require an extra step. Once their Rube Goldberg machine spits the book out, I have to proofread each version one last time. So that'll add a couple of days. There's a real possibility the print edition won't be available for purchase until next week, the week of the 12th. But it'll be just as soon as we can manage it.
So we're down to the wire now!!!
Oh, and there's a new EXCERPT up too, so you can read the first two chapters to whet your appetite. You'll see buy buttons with the excerpt, but they're all RED right now. As the links go live, the buttons will turn green.
HAPPY NEW BOOK WEEK lovely readers! This is the beginning of what I feel is going to be an epic journey.
My inspiration has always been Maggie Shayne and her Wings in the Night series.
Love. Loyalty. Family. Country.
Formerly The McIntyre Men series, we decided to change the name when the series expanded to tell stories of other families in the close knit small town of Big Falls, Oklahoma. The Kelloggs, a family of con artists came back to town in Book 2, and we began getting to know the Wakelands, a military family of true heroes and heroines in Book 5. There are lots of books left to write. Jack Kellogg, Jason McIntyre, Angie and Adam Wakeland, and more! You won't want to miss a single one.
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