The day has finally come. I punched the button releasing ‘Game of Wit and Chance’ for pre-order on Amazon. I’ve gotten a lot of great help from the Indie community about things to do to get a little extra traction (there are MANY eBooks out there competing for readers) and one of the suggestions was, “Let your book go into pre-order for 30 days to build up a few orders, thereby generating at least a tiny bump in the numbers on release day and maybe for a few days afterwards.” So I did.
In the meantime, I do get to continue to make corrections and changes, as well as market and wring my hands anxiously.
On November 1st the pre-orders will all go out and I will do everything I can to get the book released on other eBook sites like Barnes & Noble for the Nook, iTunes as an iBook and Kobo. At the same time I’ll release it for paperback print-on-demand through Amazon.
By the way, if there are any voracious readers out there who would like a free mobi copy right now, I’d be happy to send you one. All I ask is that you seriously consider writing and posting a review the day the book releases, November 1st (which, of course, is another marketing strategy).