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Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« on: December 31, 2017, 05:40:37 PM »
I have my novel all ready to be put on D2D and Amazon tomorrow. I have never published a novel on the first of the year so this is a new experience for me.

Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?

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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 08:28:45 PM »
Nope. Just published mine because I wanted to be able to say I got two out this year. With hindsight, it was probably a bad idea to publish just before everyone got drunk on New Year's Eve, as there probably won't be many people looking for books to buy today.

Next year I'll know better :).

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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 08:43:44 PM »
Yes, I plan on pushing 'publish' tomorrow. We'll see if that happens, but for now that's the plan. Best of luck to you!  8)

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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 08:46:30 PM »
Yep!

My most recent is up on pre-order now, but it's all set and ready for release day, which is the 4th. Can't wait to see where 2018 goes!

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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 08:54:32 PM »
Not quite, but I expect to have my third book out by the end of January.

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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 02:37:11 AM »
My new book is due out on the 10th although it's ready now as a pre-order.


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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 03:37:40 AM »
Not today, but a novel I wasn't happy with ins in the end stages of being rewritten, so hopefully it will be re-released in a few days.


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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 04:38:56 AM »
No, but today is the 1st, so if I start writing it today then I might publish it by the end of the month (it's only a novella though).

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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 04:45:20 AM »
Aiming for Feb for mine.

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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 05:02:24 AM »
Yup! Book one in my HELLION series, The Counterfeit City, went live at 12:01 am January 1st. Wanted to start the year off on the right foot!  8)

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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 10:21:22 AM »
I published my novel to D2D and Amazon this morning. 

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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 10:36:26 AM »
I'm going wide with all my books. I pushed the button on BB-39 and Resurrection World, the Eden Project the afternoon of 12/31. BB-39 was published on 1/1, but Resurrection World, the Eden Project shows a publish date of 12/31.
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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 02:30:15 PM »
I published my book to Amazon this morning and it is already for sale. That was really fast for a holiday. It only took about 3 hours.

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Re: Is your novel ready to be published on Jan 1, 2018?
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 02:38:30 PM »
 :( Nope.
My book cover is still pending (I've commissioned it though). And it hasn't had a proper beta read or final edit yet.
But generic "early 2018" is still on schedule.
However, I'm overwhelmingly leaning toward submitting to the kindle scout program first. I can wrap up books 2 & 3 in the series while I run the campaign and win or lose the efforts should generate some eyeballing and, hopefully, interest.

...got to learn how to run such a campaign though 🙄

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