When Death by Cliché released, I believe all three formats of the book came online the same day. I had a feeling this wasn’t going to happen with this book. For one thing, I believe we turned in the audiobook a bit later this time than last, so it hasn’t had as much time to go through the approval process. For another, I’ve become more pessimistic. So since I haven’t announced the book yet, let me start by updating on the three formats and where they stand as of the writing of this blog post.
The kindle version came online on the release date. Since it was available for preorder, that isn’t particularly surprising. The paperback came online Friday, but its metadata doesn’t match the kindle version, so they don’t show as different versions of the same book (for one thing, the title displays differently). I told the publisher about that Friday night, but it’s just been the weekend since then, so they haven’t had time to fix that. The audiobook is still pending approval. If I remember DbC correctly, I expect that will probably pass approval sometime this week. Next at the latest. Unless it’s rejected, of course.
I still don’t want to make a big push without having all three versions to sell, and there’s no reason to make a big deal about it. The people who really want copies are already buying them, so I can wait. I’m patient. I probably don’t get a lunch break tomorrow at work, but I’ll likely set up my book release party the next day.
In the meantime, the beta for Fantast Flight’s Legend of the Five Rings RPG came out, so I’ve been reading that and building a character sheet for Roll20. That’s devoured a lot of time and distracted me nicely. Tonight after I finish this post I’ll get to go back to playing my second Halloween video game, which will probably be my last Halloween videogame. It’s Dying Light, and it’s huge. It will likely take me past Halloween itself. I’m enjoying the game, it’s just big. It was a present from my friend Dan Willis.
But that’s it. Most of my time right now is distracting myself before real sales numbers come in. The waiting can devour the corners of your sanity, and my sanity has never been great to begin with.
Or at least that’s what the voices claim.
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