I’ve always loved telling stories. My favorite is the one where I sent the wrong letter to the right missionary. We were married the next summer. I attended LDS Business College where I earned an Associate’s in Computer Technology and Brigham Young University where I should have majored in English. I live in a small town nestled in the heart of the Appalachians. When I’m not busy writing, I can be found baking cookies, going to the movies, helping with the homework or catching fireflies with my handsome husband and four adorable children.
Friday, May 11, 2012
I Think I Can, I Think I Can.
As you all know Becoming Bayley is out! I've heard from a handful of people who've finished reading it already, that they love it. Wahoo!!!!!
It occurred to me yesterday after spending hours answering questions, that I need a FAQ page. So if you'll look above you'll see that I've thrown one together. I'm sure I'll be adding to it as I go along.
Unfortunately, a few of you have unknowingly bought the book for your Kindle from Deseret Book only to find out that it won't work. Please, call DB, explain to them what has happened and ask for a refund.
If you are confused about how to maneuver the Deseret Bookshelf, go here. Deseret Book e-books will only work on Apple and Android devices. Other e-readers made specifically for other websites (Amazon/kindle, Barnes and Noble/Nook) aren't compatible.
If you own a Nook, you'll have to be patient a little longer as Barnes and Noble probably won't have it up for another week or three. I was warned ahead of time, that they are notoriously slow. I'll be sure to post once it's up on that site.
If you own a computer and no e-reader, you should be able to download the kindle app (I know this is true for Apple products) and read the book that way.
If you're tugging at your hair, frustrated that you have no electronic device to read Becoming Bayley let's chill for a second. Are you sure? If you own a smart phone, ipod touch, iPad, or any other tablet, you can read it off one of those. Most people own something they can read this book on.
However. If you don't or you're one of those people who simply wants to hold the actual book in your hands, Heidi Taylor, Product Director at DB, has been so kind as to offer her email address for anyone who would like to send a kind letter, stating their interest in seeing Becoming Bayley as a print book.
Obviously, while I have zero qualms with having my book as an e-book (and I do believe that's the direction the publishing industry is headed), my ultimate hope is to have this book and future books available in as many mediums as possible. I have been told that if the book sells well, or enough interest is generated, they will look at doing a print run.
Lastly, Becoming Bayley isn't sitting on a shelf, generating interest, so I'm going to have to depend on word-of-mouth to get the word out about how awesome my book is. If you know any teenage girl, or woman (I'm betting most of you do :-) please rave about my story. And if you're a guy and love it, just tell anyone who will listen. Especially if you live in a large population of LDS people—I need you! Tell them where they can buy it and direct them to this website.
Also, if you've read the book and you love it, please feel free to leave me a review at either Amazon, Deseret Book, Goodreads, and/or B&N when it comes out there.
On Wednesday evening, my cousin Carolyn spotted it on the Deseret Book website and pointed it out to me. It started at the very bottom at #181 in General Fiction (for e-books). I was just so happy to see it there, I didn't care that I was dead last. But by the next morning I was up to #43 and this morning I'm hanging tough at #19! Yesterday it was added to Youth Fiction and it was already at #11, this morning it's shining at #2! On Amazon I'm #10 on the Mormon Lit section! And if you pull up the Deseret Bookshelf, you will see it sitting there under New Arrivals. Intermittently through out the day, I'll slip over just to look at it there. This is my dream come true, peeps!
I'm sure this will all start to die down. But for now, you've blown my mind and my heart wide open with your support. Whether I know you or not, hugs to you all.