I made it into the Sony ebookstore finally. So if you’ve been eagerly awaiting that location for availability, (or simply if you’d like something cheaply priced compared to all their agency 5 priced stock), now’s the time to go check it out.
While I appreciate making it into new venues like Sony and the iBookstore, I do not appreciate the fact that Smashwords books seem to be treated like the redheaded stepchildren. On Sony my book is priced at $1. Ergo, it ought to show up under Bargain Books. It doesn’t. On the iBookstore, it doesn’t even show UP under a genre search in Romance. It isn’t rated in either of these places, and I have to wonder if anyone is even finding it without knowing to look for it due to factors such as these.
I suppose it doesn’t matter too much as 96% of my sales are at Amazon. That doesn’t, of course, take into account anything I may have sold at Barnes and Noble, but my ranking there remains dismal, so I don’t imaging I’ve sold many to speak of. This is definitely NOT helped by the drive-by 1 star rating with no review and the 1 star rating with horrible review that I received there, even though all the OTHER reviews are excellent and the one star one has been voted not useful. I’ve got a thick skin. I can totally deal with the fact that someone didn’t like my book (and obviously totally missed the POINT of my book and the genre). But I admit that the low ratings are bugging me. My ratings on Amazon and Smashwords are great. I just wish I had more of them on Barnes and Noble to counterbalance the idiots uninformed. If you read and reviewed Forsaken By Shadow somewhere else, I would be ever so grateful if you could copy the review and rating over to Barnes and Noble. One or two people have already done this. THANK YOU!
In totally personal news, we have bone fusion! Hubby’s doctor’s appointment gave us the first really GOOD news we’ve had in months. The bone has finally filled in and he’s back in physical therapy for a month to strengthen up tendons so he’ll walk properly. It’s been a looooooooong four months. No more crutches!