sorry for the lack of updates, but for those that don’t know I live in Colorado. Yes the state that has been all over the news, getting flooded.
My books arrived Saturday – how the UPS truck got into the neighborhood I don’t know, but they tossed my 15 books to my rain-soaked porch during the storm..
need less to say my Rakasha books like water less than my Rakasha demon does.
all 15 books are damaged, some just a little bit (water damage in the corner,bottom) and some are just beyond ruined.
the good news, Amazon is going to replace them all (I did tell them I could try to save some of them, but their customer service is going to just replace the lot – outstanding)
and on other related news, my Rakasha Photo shoot is still a go for the 28th, I have another person that is doing a photo shoot, so we are splitting the studio, and other costs.
and I didn’t realize this before today, but my voice actor has been posting Rakasha excerpts for me to review and comment on….. so now I need to sit down with the script, and listen to the parts, and approve, or request changes.
I have also hired a publicist for a month to see if she can get Rakasha sales moving.
its funny, Rakasha is not my ‘lead book’, if anything its my ‘bitch book’ I have less money for it then for my novels marketing allotment, but it is showing me all the things about what works, what doesn’t and how to do them.
still one hell of a piece of fiction, but it is such a polar opposite of my novel, I sometimes wonder how many of these lessons will apply. for example, I can’t advertise on book bub- Rakasha is 18 pages too short (they do not accept Novellas) and there are other places that do not do reviews of Horror books, so testing them will not work. Looks like there will still be more Trial and Error on Jamie Ryder then I like, but at least I should have some really basic information to build from.