Friday, April 24, 2020

A Delay In Publishing My Book...

To my dearest friends and followers,

Initially, I stated that my book The Story Of Hollyhocks (Tales from Beyond the Veil book 1) was going to be released on April 25th. That's tomorrow. 
This post is to tell you that, unfortunately, that will NOT be the case.

I was previously uninformed that the publication date and sale date were two different things. I'm completely new to publishing and so I have a lot to learn. XD
As I have stated in previous posts, I am publishing through IngramSpark. When I set up my book title, I decided that April 25th would be the day to publish my book. When I was asked what I wanted to set my sale date to, I selected April 25th, wondering why it was asking me the same question a different way.

Here's what I learned for any other writers out there trying to publish with IngramSpark for the first time: the publication date and sale date are NOT the same thing. The sale date should be set 30 days AFTER the publication date. The reason why is this: The publication date is when the book becomes available for distribution to retailers. It means that the book will take time to reach said retailers, and then it will take time for those retailers to put the book on their websites. Once that is complete, the book will then be available for pre-order until the sale date. On the sale date, the book will then be available for purchase.

Due to that information I learned, in addition to some technical issues that IngramSpark is working out for me, I had to set my publication date to May 1st. Sometime after that, my book will be available for pre-orders. I'll keep you posted about that on my blog, along with Facebook and Twitter.
The on sale date for my book is now May 29th, 2020.

I'm a little bit disappointed, and I apologize for the false advertisement I've been posting about my book. We learn as we go...

On the bright side, I'll have an extra week to go through my book and fix any errors I've missed.
Thank you so much for reading!!

Yours truly,

More about my book:
Book details and synopsis

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