Guess what! Guess what!
Yesterday did become Paperback Publication Day.
After all those failed attempts, all that wailing and rending of garments, I finally produced a version that Amazon accepted for publication.
I will be able to hold my book in my hands. I will be able to sit with my tea/latte/glass of wine and read my book on something that is not electronic. Something where I can turn pages, put bookmarks in it. When spring comes, people can sit with it in parks or lie with it on the beach.
Then came Part One Waiting : Amazon had to approve.
That woke me up at 4 a.m.
They told me the book was available, they even sent me a link. It looked like it was now for sale!
And there was much rejoicing.
Then I checked during the day … Several times. Obviously I need a copy to put on my shelf and also check to see what it looks like.
Coming home, I remembered that Amazon emails need to be read with a magnifying glass and Sherlock Holmes by your side.
Congratulations, the paperback edition of your book “Chocolates in the Ocean” is live in the Amazon Store. It is available* for readers to purchase here. If you have republished your book, your changes are now live.
* There’s a clue in the somewhere
Ah yes, there it is …
*Please note that your paperback’s product description may take 24-48 hours to appear on its Amazon detail page
So I wait. And wait again.
I would love to met the people who write emails for Amazon.
But I’m sitting here with a smile on my face. I’ll get to buy my book. That’s worth a glass of champagne.