The Waiting Game

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.

My book!

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.


Nothing again.

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.

Chocolates in the Ocean

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