By now, most of you, who nominated O’Cegan’s Legacy with Kindle Scout, know it was not selected for publication by them. My intention was always to release this book in March and that is still the plan. The Kindle Scout program is fairly new and this was the first time I placed a book in it. I learned a few things about it and how it works, so down the road, I may give it another try. I think it’s a great opportunity and a win-win even if you aren’t published. It’s given me more exposure and I’ve gained a few more readers.
I am making a few tweaks to the story and double-checking for typos and spelling errors, not that I do that, but sometimes my fingers hit the key in the wrong order. At any rate, this process is taking a little longer than I had initial thought it would, but I am getting close to the release. I am targeting this coming weekend to release it.
Free Download for Nominators
For those who nominated my book, I will be having a free Kindle download day once it is ready. Given that Amazon can sometimes take a few days to activate the book once it’s uploaded, I won’t designate the specific date until it goes live and the free book is live, then I will notify the Kindle Scout site that it is live and they will send out an email to everyone who nominated. I will also post an update here, on Twitter, and on my Facebook page. I really want you to have the chance to get it for free.
The book will also be available on Kindle Unlimited for an indefinite time, three-month minimum, where you can read it for free and I get credit.
You’re A Book Reviewer and Critic!
Reviews are very important to an author. A good review is a pat on the back saying that someone enjoyed your book. A fair review with specific feedback means the author has some things to improve on. A bad review? Well, based on how many I get, it can tell me I’m a sucky writer, but if there are only a few, then I have to figure the book doesn’t appeal to everyone. Nonetheless, the reviews, and at least the star ratings, are important to me and they tell other readers that maybe this is a book they’d like to read. Please read and review!
I’m already into the first rewrite of the next book in the Funeral Singer series, A Song for Menafee. Gillian Foster is coping with the events that occurred in A Song for Marielle while still keeping up with singing and the bill-paying job. But one of her funeral singing jobs leads to a ghost with an old secret. In order to help him cross over, she needs to learn the truth.
I’m going to be taking a trip to Tennessee in April to do a little research for this book and get photos. I’m excited and looking forward to “walkin’ in Memphis” and in other parts of the Volunteer State and to chowing down on some good BBQ.