Hi all! My editor shared today that Blackberry Winter has gone back to press for a second pre-publication printing, all because of the amazing number of pre-orders that are pouring in. I am so excited, and grateful to you all. Thank you, friends and dear readers, for your amazing show of support.
I often get questions from people about how and why to pre-order, and I thought I’d share a little about that here:
Why pre-order a book? Because it’s a speedier way to get a book in your hands come publication date. If you arrange for a pre-sale at your favorite local bookstore, you can secure your copy if there is a shortage (which has happened with my past few books at various retail locations). Also, if you pre-order from certain online retailers, there’ s a chance you might even get the book before publication date. This isn’t always the case, but I’ve heard from readers who had copies of my book in hand one, two and even three days before publication because they pre-ordered. I love the possibility of getting Blackberry Winter into all of your hands as quickly as possible! Also, if you pre-order via your Kindle, Nook or other e-reader, you get the book delivered to your device instantly at midnight the day it is released—love that.
How do you pre-order a book? Check with your favorite local bookstore, or if you’re an online shopper, you can order Blackberry Winter on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or also Powell’s, a terrific Northwest-based bookseller that ships nationwide.
Do pre-orders help the author? Yes! Pre-orders are one of the best ways to show support to an author you enjoy (in addition to writing them an email or a letter, which I adore). The quantity of pre-orders signals to the publisher that there is demand for the book and the author. Pre-orders also factor in to the tallying of bestseller lists.
Many thanks, all!