I guess you're wondering what the big news is. Well, I am now on Facebook. I have been for a while, but I finally set up my author page so you can get all my updates in real time, if you are on Facebook, that is.
I'm still getting the hang of it, but I would love for you to follow my page:
After spending what felt like hours (because it was hours) trying to get my cover to fit with Amazon's cover creator, I finally succeeded. Then it took hours to order the proof so I can check if it is acceptable.
Why did that take hours?
Because it is Amazon? Ahh. Gotcha. Care to elaborate?
I thought you'd never ask.
Click on "Order proof"
Select region (.ca)
Select quantity (1)
Wait for confirmation email
Decide to save some money and apply for the free trial of Amazon Prime.
Receive author proof email and click link to . . . empty cart?
Repeat with same result
Repeat all above steps with same result
Look up/read help steps and follow with same result
Receive response which contains the exact same steps as I already followed and mentioned in my email.
Almost write snarky response, but . . . take the high road and attach the previous email. That's the high road?
Not really but I was nice about it, explaining the steps I had already taken
Took matter into my own hands and decided to try a different browser.
Discovered 5 different orders for author proofs in my cart
Deleted extraneous orders and discovered my Prime shipping wasn't applied
Emailed Johannes (we are now on a first name basis) to inform him/they that the browser change solved the problem and to add that to the troubleshooting list— That's kinda snarky.
Just being helpful.
Inquire about the Prime membership
Informed that author proofs are not eligible for Prime shipping
Cancel Amazon Prime
Now I wait.
But I do have copies of my first poetry book that need a home. You can get the signed paperback, art print, and bookmark for only $20 (US and Canadian orders only). I only have 50 books from my original printing and 36 prints, so once the prints are gone, it will be just the book and bookmark.
Hopefully I will have some paperbacks of A Wonder of Words to sign for you soon.
A Wonder of Words update
I just checked Amazon, and A Wonder of Words is now available in paperback!
Interview Sneak Peek
I don't limit myself to any genre of author for my interviews. Sometimes I'll put a call out on Goodreads or with my promos, but if any author wants to be interviewed, I'm in!
The author of the worldwide best-selling book The Untold Tales of a Sailor at Sea invites you to look behind cruise ships doors in this extraordinary intimate and introspective adventure penned by artist Ms. Lincee Tang.