I love it when an idea pulls together, just like it was meant to be.
There will be another series this summer, not the Plume or the Phoenix, but something completely different. I hope to have a cover to show you in the next day or so, and will tell you more then.
I’m having such fun with this story. I hope you’ll all enjoy it too.
Submission is free again! I thought we’d celebrate the end of the series by enticing some new readers to start. The new price was quicker to push through the distribution system than expected. Please share the links with your friends!
I’ve had postcards printed for my two series, and would be happy to send them out to any of you who would like them. If you want to take some to a readers’ conference, if you have a blog and send out such things with prizes, if you’d like some to share with your friends of if you’d just like postcards for yourself, all you have to do is let me know. The one for the Plume series has the nine novella covers on the front and is oversized. The one for the Wedding, has those three novella covers on the front and is regularly sized. Just let me know how many you’d like when you send me your mailing address.
Leave a comment on this post if you’re interested. Your email address won’t show, and I’ll email you when I see your comment.
Meanwhile, Celebration keeps getting longer! This morning both Rex and Joanna left ideas on my desk – these characters don’t want this series to end! It will be at least half as long again as the other novellas, so you’ll have more to read when it’s done.
Some of you have been asking why Switch isn’t available at Apple yet. I’ve asked Smashwords again, and it turns out that my suspicions were right – there’s been a change in Apple’s process. They added some new content rules and processes in late February or early March, one of which is to try to ensure that minors can’t buy erotica from Apple’s site. So, even though they will continue to sell erotica, the review process for erotica has changed.
Apple reviews all files manually before posting digital books for sale as part of their quality control process. That’s why it takes one or two weeks for books to appear there after distribution. BUT the change means that works labelled as erotica now are subject to another review that can take 8 more weeks. So, the process of review can be three months for erotica for the Apple site.
And you’ve guessed it – Switch is in the midst of that process. There’s no telling how long it will take for it to appear on their site. The first transmission of the book to Apple was in mid-February, then it was sent again March 3. I’m not even sure which would be the start date they’d be counting from.
At least we now know what’s going on and what to expect.
Well, things are moving along here, but not quickly enough to make anyone happy. I’ve been working through the earlier 8 novellas in the Plume series to make sure I don’t miss anything with Celebration. Thanks to all of you for your patience – I certainly didn’t think this would take so long.
Part of it is wanting to make sure everything is tied up in the last installment, part of it is not wanting to say goodbye and part of it is that things have just been nutty around here.
I am getting close but will tell you when Celebration goes to the formatter. Then it will be just a day or so away.