Friday, December 17, 2010
Listen to any writer these days and they'll be complaining at how in the modern publishing business it isn't enough that the writer write the darn book, they have to then be the promoter, the marketer, the sales person. All of which is, of course, extremely time consuming.
Case in point: I recently discovered that the paperback edition of Winter of Secrets has disappeared from Amazon.com. The book is out in paperback, it is in stock at Amazon, but it isn't on my author page or on the list of editions of Winter of Secrets. The reader has to go to some considerable trouble to find it. And I don't want them to have to do that.
Back and forths between me and the publisher and her and Amazon is generating a lot of bites and bytes but no improvement.
These days, Winter of Secrets is showing up on a lot of lists of Christmas mysteries and there is a big review set to come out in a California magazine, so I would like people to be able to find it quickly and easily. Right now, the best I can do is provide the exact link: http://www.amazon.com/Winter-Secrets-Constable-Molly-Smith/dp/1590587812/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1292593844&sr=8-2
The book, BTW, is easily findable at BN.com, Amazon.ca, Chapters.ca and other sources.