The joys of being a tiny publisher is that life sometimes intervenes.
So the audio book isn’t going to be ready when we release the book. Honestly, though, that’s fine. The plan is to build readership gradually, and if the book has had some time to percolate before the audio book is available, I don’t think it’s going to alter that strategy at all.
We got the final files for the e-book and the print book today, however. The e-book has been uploaded to Amazon, and assuming they deliver on their 72-hour turnaround, it should be good to go on release day. The print book has been uploaded to the printer, but the proofing process there is a little slower. We should still be good to have print editions ready to go on Oct. 22, but it’s possible I won’t have any copies in hand until a few days later. Again, I don’t think this affects our strategy at all, as the plan was always that it’s an e-book first, and the print book only exists so I have something to hold up at cons.
What we’re going to need, however, is for people who love the book to write reviews on Amazon. No marketing strategy is going to convince people to read a book that has no reviews and no ratings. That’s not just true for me. All the indie authors you love really do depend on word-of-mouth and Amazon reviews in a way that the major publishers do not, so please, please, please take a few minutes to tell others why you love the books that you love.
So that’s where we are right now. Not much to show at the moment, but it’s coming togther. I’ll post links as they become available.