Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Soft Breath of Wind!!!

She's alive!

Well, halfway. Paperbacks are now available on Amazon, and will be showing up soon at B&N too! Digital versions will go live at midnight on 11/15, so if you have pre-ordered, it'll automatically download then. =) If you pre-ordered the paperback, those will likely be on their way to you in the next day, if they aren't already. =D

If you haven't ordered yet but intend to, I would ask for my own selfish purposes (LOL) that you either pre-order or place the order on the official release day of November 15. I ask this solely because all pre-orders count as first-day sales, and the more sales you get in the one day, the higher up the ranks you go, and the more visibility you get.

For those of you who signed up to be influencers, I'll get copies in the mail to you as soon as I have them. If you requested digital versions to influence, I'll have them to you in the next couple days.

If you were one of my beta readers and feel inclined to write a review, you can now do that at Amazon and Goodreads, and I would greatly appreciate it if you did. Amazon searches/ranks apparently incorporate number of reviews in their algorithm somehow, and having 25 reviews or more is quite helpful.

Speaking of reviews...please keep in mind that I have sworn off reading any reviews just posted to sites like Amazon, Goodreads, B&N, etc. If you want me to read the review you've written, please either email me to say you wanted to share your thoughts with me or tag me in a link on Facebook or Twitter. I made the decision to swear off reviews when Ring of Secrets came out, for personal reasons--namely, guarding my attitude, LOL, and not getting distracted by the emotions that come along with reviews. However, I do LOVE hearing from readers, especially when they share how stories affected them! If you want to talk to me about the book, I would absolutely love it. =) You can always, always email me at roseanna at roseannawhite dot com.

Let's see, what else? I don't know, other than to ask for your continued prayers for this book. Not just for things like sales numbers (though I certainly wouldn't complain about good sales, LOL), but that God's work is done and His kingdom expanded.

Squee!!!

7 comments:

  1. Learning, right now, from your wisdom about reviews. Great, great policy. I'm borrowing it.

    And, yeah, super excited about this book! :)

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    1. I knew it was time to stop reading them when even 5-star reviews started annoying me, LOL. So I decided that interactive commentary (when people deliberately draw me in with a tag or email) is okay, because it's more of a conversation and a way to develop relationship. But just reading reviews will either stoke my vanity (pride is a big problem of mine!) or upset me, neither of which are where my heart needs to be. So...yep, there we go, LOL.

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    2. I actually wrote a complete post on this decision right after I made it: http://roseannamwhite.blogspot.com/2013/04/thoughtful-about-readers-writers-reviews.html

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  2. I love that my copy came in super early! :) Pre-order for the win!

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    1. Which is so no fair, because I still don't have mine! LOL

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