Friday, February 5, 2010

Stroke of Genius Available for Pre-Order

I've been checking Amazon for a couple weeks now expecting to find STROKE OF GENIUS available for pre-order any day. I was always disappointed. Imagine my surprise when my friend Marcy sent me an email saying she'd found it there!

I clicked over super quick and typed in " STROKE OF GENIUS EMILY BRYAN". Nothing.

I tried "EMILY BRYAN" and A CHRISTMAS BALL, VEXING THE VISCOUNT, PLEASURING THE PIRATE, and DISTRACTING THE DUCHESS came up in all their assorted formats, but no STROKE OF GENIUS.

Then I decide to go with just the title and finally at #7, behind a couple tennis and golf books, there was my lovely STROKE OF GENIUS cover. And the author is listed as:

Eire and Europe UK and Emily?

My DH (AKA Mighty Webmaster and Computer Czar) checked it out and says if you click on Eire and Europe UK and Emily, Amazon has lots of books listed by that author.

I sent them a nice little email (Of course, it was nice. I'm midwestern, you know, and it's practically required!) So we'll see if they fix mine in a timely manner.

But the exciting thing is, even though it's very hard to find, someone has been pre-ordering STROKE OF GENIUS already! The ranking number was around 100K instead of over a million where books usually start. So if you have pre-ordered, thank you sincerely! Pre-orders help boost a title's print-run, which increases its distribution in brick and mortar stores, which increases sales.

Thanks for supporting my work! I hope you love Crispin Hawke and the rest of the cast of STROKE OF GENIUS as much as I do.

PS. Today is my Chatelaine posting day. I'm talking about Johnny Depp's The Libertine. Hope you'll join me there.

13 comments:

Kris said...

I look forward to reading it....that cover is just gorgeous!

Jane L said...

WHOO HOO!! I am so excited also! Have a great weekend!

EmilyBryan said...

Thanks, Kris. I love it too. In a sea of headless torsos and clinches, this cover is very different.

EmilyBryan said...

Jane-Me2. Have a great weekend back at ya!

Anna Carrasco Bowling said...

That cover is stunning and the story looks wonderful. Hope this gets a long print run.

Shannon McKelden said...

Such a pretty cover! I bet it will be even better in person. Congrats, Emily1

EmilyBryan said...

Anna--Thanks! This cover is the brain-child of my very creative editor Leah Hultenschmidt. I think the artist took her ideas and really came up with a stunning composition.

EmilyBryan said...

Shannon--Hey out there in WA! Thanks for popping by.

Yes the cover is prettier in real life. I received my cover flats a couple weeks ago and they are gorgeous!

Jane L said...

Emily I am just testing my google account ! Thanks!

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EmilyBryan said...

A note for オテモヤン

I heartily welcome readers from other countries. I love hearing from you. However, if I can't read the comment, I can't leave it on my blog.

I have a smattering of German, French, Spanish and Italian. I can count to 10 in Mandarin. Unfortunately, I'm only fluent in English, so if you have something to say, please say it in English here.

Teddyree said...

Love the cover Em, looking forward to reading it. Will it be available on Kindle?

EmilyBryan said...

Hi Teddy!

As far as I know STROKE OF GENIUS will be available for Kindle. All my other Emily Bryan books are. It should also be available for the Sony Reader.

I wish the manufacturers of all these devices would get together, set some industry standards and agree on a format. It would be so much easier for us if they'd work and play well with others.