This is such an exciting time! The pre-order period is a whirlwind of introductions, conversations, and anticipations.
I’ve received some questions about Door to Door’s launch both online and offline. I thought: this allows me to create a great FAQ for the website!
What is the genre? – Door to Door is fiction. It’s a cozy paranormal mystery with a female sleuth. If you like Janet Evanovich’s “Plum” or “Wicked” series, you will probably like Door to Door. Think, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (with no fighting skills) meets Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum. It is not a hardboiled mystery. If you like movies like Amelie, this might be your speed.
Is Door to Door for kids or young adults? – The intended audience is adult, but I would say 13 and up would be okay. The main character is 30. Violence is not graphic and swearing is generally limited to “damn.” There are a couple of mildly “suggestive” scenes; what most people see on TV is more revealing. But yes, if I had a 13-year-old, I would let her read it, but to be clear: the book is not YA (young adult).
Is it only available as an ebook? – Right now you can pre-order the ebook from Amazon for $2.99. A paperback is forthcoming, and you will be able to order that from Amazon as well. It’s just not ready yet!
Can I order it from other places? – After Amazon, the next step is making sure that a global distribution center has the ebook and paperback. It will be up to libraries and book stores (chains like Barnes & Noble, independent stores, etc.) to decide if they want to carry the book. Patrons can request that the book be carried at their library – let me know in a comment if you would like to be notified when pertinent info is available to provide to your library or local book store.
Do I have to have a Kindle to buy from Amazon? – No. You can download the free Kindle App to your laptop, your tablet, or even your smart phone. Then, register your device with your Amazon account. Then, order the ebook! 😃
Are you writing a sequel? – Yes! Book two will be out in 2021.
Will there be an audio version? – Maybe someday! I do like the idea.
How does pre-ordering help you at Amazon? – The more pre-orders the book receives, the more likely my book will appear in Amazon search returns. It’s a lot like Google, right? The more popular, relevant content rises up in returns.
No one asked this, but I’m going to pretend someone did. 😉
How can I help you make this book launch successful?
- Pre-order the book.
- Tell others about it – you can share the Amazon link https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LQWJSL3/ in your social media channels with an invite to your connections to check it out. (I’m not looking to be famous, but I want to be successful and write / publish more books!) 🙂
- If you read the book, please provide an honest review on Amazon. Positive reviews will help with my “rank” and also help other readers decide if they should purchase the book!
That covers the questions I was asked. Do you have any? Share in a comment below!