I know, I know! We're just now thinking summer with its cook-outs and ballgames and mosquito repellent. But I noticed that my Christmas anthology, A CHRISTMAS BALL is available on Amazon for pre-order. It's not due out till September 29th, so this is way early, so early in fact that Amazon doesn't even have the cover art up yet. But it's there, so I' thought I'd let you know!
In the bookselling world, pre-orders are important. They don't count toward the secret determination of whether or not a book hits a bestseller list, but they do signal reader interest. Bookstores use pre-orders as a guide to placing their stock orders, which in turn increases distribution. And the bigger the distribution, the more likely a book will hit a list.
I also thought I'd let you know if you go to Amazon, you will not see my name listed. Right now, I'm the author known as "et al!"
How do I feel about that? Well, of course, I'd love to see my name up there alongside Jennifer Ashley, but she's the USA Today BestSeller, so that's the main thing. Once they get the cover up, my name is big enough, (Thank you very much, Dorchester!)
So just so no one with accuse me of dissing summer in order to hurry into the holidays, go out there and have a "Merry End of May."