Good news on the re-release of The Heart of Everything! All the files have successfully been turned over to BookBaby, and both the eBook and print-on-demand versions are in production! It's now just a matter of sitting back and waiting for it to be available once more!
How long will we have to sit and wait, you may ask? Now that's the tricky part ><. As of right now, the eBook is scheduled for release next week (March 4th) and the print version is scheduled for release at the end of next month (March 25th). That means that even if the listing appears sooner, it will only be available for pre-order until the set date. Which is still a great thing, because pre-ordering insures that Amazon/ other stores will have enough copies available to ship out on the day the book is released!
However, all of that only holds true if nothing goes wrong. And while I don't foresee any issues with the re-release of the print version, we are running into some issues with the eBook. The new eBook can't be listed on Amazon until the old listing is taken down - yes, my book still shows up as "available" on Amazon. No, it's not supposed to be there. I am working with Covenant Books to get that rectified as soon as possible. If you can, please wait for the re-release at the end of this month before purchasing - anything that is sold now goes into Amazon's (or the bookstore's pockets), and I don't get a cent. Besides, the re-release will actually be cheaper, so if you can wait a few more weeks, you can actually save yourself some money!
I have even more great news! Victoria TX is about to hold their first annual Book Festival, and I've been selected as one of the open mic readers! I'll be reading a never-before-seen short story at 1:45 pm on Saturday, March 7th, at the Museum of the Coastal Bend! Come out to hear something new, and stick around after the readings are done to say hello! I'll have free bookmarks available, and I'm happy to sign any copies of my novel you'd like signed!
And in other news... I finally got a royalty check! Only took over a year XD - it's still exciting though! The exact payout is covered up not because I'm suddenly a millionaire (haha, wouldn't that be something) but because the number is actually on the smaller end ><, and I don't want you laughing at me for being excited over it :-P. (Sigh) It's the simple things in life that make me happy, and knowing that enough people enjoyed my book for me to receive something back is a very nice feeling indeed :-D.
That's all the news I have at this time! Just bear with me a few more weeks, and by the end of next month, we should be able to celebrate the successful re-introduction of my first novel back into the world! (And then maybe we can talk about another book ;-P.) In the meantime, stay tuned to social media - I'll be sharing some of my favorite parts from The Heart of Everything as we wait for the end of March!!!