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Kindle Edition published 2016-01-12
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With the odd disappearance of her parents, Gussie Gibson has lived her entire life with her granny on a peaceful pecan orchard, owned by the meanest man in all of Georgia—Mr. J.P. Combs. Granny teaches Gussie many valuable life lessons as a black woman growing up in the still-segregated south. Mr. Combs is an evil underhanded banker who takes liberties beyond his privilege. When Granny dies, Combs informs Gussie she owes him back rent—but he wants much more than money for payment—and more than Gussie can live with.
After defending herself against his sexual advances, Gussie flees to escape certain vigilante justice when she meets a charming, handsome stranger, Sam Johnson, who is just returning from World War II.
Gussie and Sam’s friendship is short-lived when Mr. Combs hunts her down and drags her back to Green Ridge, driven by his craving for revenge and a grudge too deep to comprehend. Gussie fights to return to Sam and his lo...

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I have this rule where I don't put a book up for preordering until I have, at minimum, a complete first draft. I'm hoping to have my current WIP done and out by December, but my numbers are so crap this month I'm tempted to go commission the cover and put something up now. I KNOW i don't really want to do this to myself, but dangit, if I did maybe the 'zon would remember I sell books on their site.

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Re: you ever want to put a book up on preorder just to wake Amazon up?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 01:54:56 PM »
I have always avoided preorder, but yesterday put up a Book 2 preorder the same day I released Book 1. I made sure Book 2 was finished and edited - not a draft.

But, that was because I dropped both books into a new penname. Wanted to assure the reader the next book was coming and show myself how preorder worked.
 

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Re: you ever want to put a book up on preorder just to wake Amazon up?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 08:01:03 PM »
If I remember correctly, the worst that can happen if you miss your preorder deadline is that you'll lose preorder privileges for a year. If you're not too worried about that, then there's really no reason not to do it, right?
     

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Re: you ever want to put a book up on preorder just to wake Amazon up?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 08:05:12 PM »
If I remember correctly, the worst that can happen if you miss your preorder deadline is that you'll lose preorder privileges for a year. If you're not too worried about that, then there's really no reason not to do it, right?

Come December, I'm preordering the hell out of Amazon!

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Re: you ever want to put a book up on preorder just to wake Amazon up?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 11:39:44 PM »
Ugh. Yeah, I do. There's a pre-order waiting for me to finish the stupid blurb but I can't even think up something enticing enough to get it going. I know the story. But I always freeze up when writing the blurb.  ???

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Re: you ever want to put a book up on preorder just to wake Amazon up?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 12:28:54 AM »
Cone of shame. Preorder privileges lost here, lol.

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Re: you ever want to put a book up on preorder just to wake Amazon up?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 01:14:23 AM »
I use the pre-order to wake myself up, to be honest. I've got a translated novel right now that I'm wincing at the thought of editing (translation editing is a particular hell, and you have to do it yourself, as you can't expect a third party editor to read the source book in French. You keep finding things that you could write much better, but knowing you have to grit your teeth and keep them in unchanged because it was the original author's mistake, not mine. I settle for taking out all the racism). The pre-order ticking clock is a wonderful incentive to just knuckle down and get the work done.


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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 01:44:14 AM »
I use the pre-order to wake myself up, to be honest. I've got a translated novel right now that I'm wincing at the thought of editing (translation editing is a particular hell, and you have to do it yourself, as you can't expect a third party editor to read the source book in French. You keep finding things that you could write much better, but knowing you have to grit your teeth and keep them in unchanged because it was the original author's mistake, not mine. I settle for taking out all the racism). The pre-order ticking clock is a wonderful incentive to just knuckle down and get the work done.
Ugh. I still remember translating Madame Bovary from French to English in college. Such a pain. I feel for you.

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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 02:03:29 AM »
Ugh. I still remember translating Madame Bovary from French to English in college. Such a pain. I feel for you.

Cheers! In the case of my Casanova book, it obviously paid off big time, but these weird pulp things... the market's so small, and although they've found appreciative readers, I'm not really even sure why I do them, except to keep my French sharp and my daily wordcount high.


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Re: you ever want to put a book up on preorder just to wake Amazon up?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 04:11:05 AM »
Cone of shame. Preorder privileges lost here, lol.

Wanna go out for a cup of coffee and mutual commiseration?   :(

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Re: you ever want to put a book up on preorder just to wake Amazon up?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 09:05:37 AM »
I don't dare. Had to do it once for a group project, and getting the finished version up in time about killed me. Never doing that again.

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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 09:50:29 AM »
Wanna go out for a cup of coffee and mutual commiseration?   :(

Lol, sure!
I didn't even try to get my privileges back. That was a dangerously tempting button for me. I can't be trusted with it.