Today, I’m running a 24 hour promotion where anyone can go on Amazon and get the novel for free. I’ve been so busy posting on this website, and filling out forms and that website, that I almost forgot to announce this on my own website.
If you’re reading this, then what are you waiting for???
Maybe you’ve read it already and are looking for the next one? I’m working on it. When I started writing I had a complete story in mind, but I had to stop and do a reality check. It was a good thing too, because I had to rewrite and rewrite. But now that it’s done and out in the world, I’ve just picked up where I left off.
If you’ve already read it, do me a favor a tell a friend to get it while it’s free. Or maybe tell your frenemy the day after it’s free.
I’m hopefully that I can reach new readers today. Fingers crossed!
Well, it was more work than I thought it’d be, but after tackling weird formatting discrepancies, working with my cover artist on trying to get the cover just so, and two rounds of looking at proofs, the book looks good! I submitted it to Amazon last night and approval came this morning. The actual book book that you can hold in your hand, turn pages, read on the bus when your smartphone is out of juice, and put on your bookshelf to be the envy of your friends is now available for purchase!
If you click through my affiliate link and buy the novel I might get a couple nickels more!
Today is when I started my big advertising push to sell the book! Amazon ads should be active and hopefully trying to get people to see my book’s page. Maybe they’ll even buy it! Also I came out of Facebook hiding and told people what I was doing and trying to get them to like Cat Nap’s FB page.
Last night I commissioned an artist to create a logo for Cat Nap. We liked his style so we’re looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.
Despite it being launch day, I ran errands. I went to Costco and bought a bunch of my staple fruits. Big bag of greens because I should be eating more. Also got some kettle corn because it’s delicious AND on sale.
Hopefully today I can get some writing in on the next book. Now that I’m an actual author it’s a little tough to actually write.
I finally figured out how to make the blog page work like a blog page. Go me!
The Amazon book upload approval process was much faster than I expected, and Buried Instincts is already available for purchase on Amazon.
My ad campaign starts on February 6, which is supposed to be an auspicious day. Hopefully people will find my book!
There are some superstitions surrounding what you’re not supposed to be doing on New Year’s Day:
Don’t wash your hair
Don’t eat rice porridge
Don’t use knives or scissors
Don’t take a nap
Don’t rush your spouse out of bed
Don’t sew anything
Don’t say negative stuff
Everything listed above are acts which might set a precedent for the year to come. Like taking a nap on the first day of the year means you’ll be lazy for the whole year. Porridge is a food that classically, poor people eat, so eating porridge means a year of poverty.
I’m game to try to obey the rules today. I am launching a novel after all. I could use all the luck I can get. So to that end, when I made my usually breakfast of cereal with fruit cut into it I ran into the knife prohibition immediately. For the banana I peeled it then just pulled it apart with my fingers then dumped it into my bowl. It worked surprisingly well in that I got a good amount of bite sized portions. Thankfully, blueberries are already bite sized. They got washed and dumped in the bowl. The strawberries though I decided to wash them and eat them like dipping bread into soup. It worked ok.