1. I’ve caved!
As most of you know–because I’ve brought it up at least twice before–I’ve been on the fence for a while about Apple and how to get my books to them. I had been using Smashwords, but lately something hasn’t been going smoothly over there for me so a month ago I attempted to upload them there myself, and partway through uploading the first one I got overwhelmed and stopped. Well, it’s been almost another month and Her Imperfect Groom is still not there; plus three weeks ago, I made Intentions of the Earl free (for a limited time–but this wasn’t the free book I was speaking of in the subject line, keep reading for that) and neither of these changes have taken effect at Apple. So…yesterday, I did it. I spent all day doing it, but I have submitted all seven of my books to iTunes and with any luck, they should all be up by the end of the week.
What does this mean now?
2. There will be yet another delay for the next set of books.
I have no idea how long, but I’m using my experience with Apple this time to gauge how far in advance I’ll need to upload things in order to have upcoming books available at or around the same time for future release dates. As it is now, All Romance eBooks is literally instant. Smashwords varies from <20 minutes to 14 hours (in my experience), Amazon is about 6-8 hours and Barnes & Noble is 12-18 hours. So now that I’ve thrown Apple/iTunes into the mix, I’ll have to gauge how long it takes them to do these to be able to plan future release dates.
3. So how far are along are those books anyway?
Not as far as I’d like. With the acceptance of a publishing contract, I was required to personally re-read all seven of them again to look for any proofreading errors. So long story short, I’ve had to split my time between writing new stuff, and repackaging old stuff. Blessedly, I now have an excellent editor and proofreader who have made this job easy. But I still had to read them. On the plus side, if you are a hoarder and bought any of my books a long, long time ago and haven’t read them yet or you’d just like an updated copy, now is the time to get it.
Or if there is one you haven’t read yet…
4. Another Interview/Giveaway
I had no idea I’d agreed to do so many of these, but I think this is the last until new books come out. Anyway, go visit Elise Rome today at this link to read more about Wallace, why I *had* to write his story, and comment on what makes a book memorable to you for a chance to win a free copy of this book or one of my older ones.