Friday, April 27, 2012

Novel goes international in first 48 hours.

What a ride!

The launch of Above Reproach on this past Wednesday took me by surprise. While I had originally planned for an April 15th launch date, there were some technical issues with the publisher that came up at the last minute.

As a result, the book was submitted for distribution on the 17th of April, and Amazon was one of the last retailers to confirm delivery. Once a book has been delivered, it has to be classified and categorized and some other technical voodoo performed.

I figured we'd go live around the first week of May, give or take. So when I got a call informing me that we were on and for sale on Wednesday, I kind of had to scramble a bit.

Good news is that we've sold copies to gun-owners in New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Canada, the UK, Peru and Mexico. A reader in Australia writes me that he is putting it on his club's "must read" list and tells his mates that it is a "blueprint for what we need to lobby the government for because the scenario in Above Reproach could happen in Australia as easily as it happened in the United States--only with a totally different outcome."

Still to come will be distribution to Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Copia, Gardners and Apple's iBookstore via iTunes.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gun owners--it's here.

Above Reproach is now available for sale and download at Amazon.com. We are still putting the finishing touches on the wrap-around cover for the print edition and it should be available for purchase by the middle of May. At this time, Above Reproach will be available at the iBookstore, Sony e-Reader, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Kobo, Copia and other retailers and e-tailers. As with any undertaking, I had a tremendous amount of help and support with this and I'm grateful to everyone who had a hand in this project. More to come in the upcoming days.