I just finished a John Green book called Looking For Alaska. It was- of course, I mean this is John Green after all- a fantastic YA book, one in which the dates were given in a sort of backward order. A style that I’ve been thinking about and now have the reason to use. ( Because, basically, I have been pretty darn busy this summer, and way slacking in the catch up department. Not to be confused with the ketchup department.)
So, let’s travel back in time, back to 83 days ago when 3 WOMEN WALK INTO A BAR launched as an e-book with Kindle Press. That was pretty darn exciting! I don’t have any pictures of me dancing around the office or fist pumping strangers, but I like looking at the “cleaned up version of the cover” One that Amazon assured me would get “all available promotional marketing” now that the blood splatters, woman’s gripping hand and excess bullet holes were removed. (Many, many thanks to my amazing cover artist, Aaron Wood)
It didn’t have any reviews, just some very nice blurbs. Like these:
“Clever, sexy, witty, and shot glasses full of fun, 3 Women Walk Into a Bar is no joke — and with one of the freshest and most exciting new voices in crime fiction, Linda Sands is an author to watch.”
~ William Kent Krueger, Edgar award winning author of Ordinary Grace, and the Cork O’Connor mystery series
– Matt McGee, editor Falling Star Magazine
And so, the book, my third novel debuted at $3.49 and ranked at 119,000 out of over 1,000,000 books on Amazon.
I bought some swag to celebrate:
And then, 60 days ago, these arrived in the mail.
Which meant it was time to head to the bookstores.
So 40 days ago, I did this event in Marietta at The Book Exchange
with a bunch of fantastic writers, some self-published, some published by small press or indies, like me. All of us locals to the area and happy to be so well received. We had snacks and drinks and giveaways!
Folks seemed to have a good time.
Which brings me to part 2, what happened 8 days after this event.
Check in later this week to hear more and see more pictures.
Have a fantastic week! Read a book! ( the real cover>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>)