Saturday, October 24, 2009

Code Blue Available On Amazon

When you're waiting for the publication of your first novel, time seems to drag at a glacier-like rate. Then you're suddenly reminded that the book is nearing release, and you'd better get ready. I got that wake-up call this morning when my Google Alerts told me that Code Blue is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Of course, the novel has been available for a while on ChristianBook.com and for pre-order at a significant discount at Cokesbury.com. But having your name, your book's cover, and a brief blurb about it appear on the site of the six-hundred pound gorilla of online book stores seems to be some sort of a milestone. Now I have three types of books shown on my Amazon author page: one fiction, one non-fiction, and one of the many textbooks I've written or edited. It gives a bit of validation to the title "author" I've been using about myself.

I can't close this post without giving a plug to independent booksellers. I encourage you to find a bookstore near you, one where you can get to know the staff and they can get to know you. These are the folks who'll order any books you want. They'll keep an eye out for the latest work by your favorite author. They'll give you personal service. They're part of the backbone of the publishing industry, and I can't stress enough how important their continued survival is to it. And, by the way, if you'd like to pre-order your copy of Code Blue, they can do it using the ISBN-13 number 9781426702365. I'll be making free signed bookplates available after the book release, so don't worry about not getting a signed copy.

Well, that's enough bragging. We now return to your regular weekend activities.

9 comments:

Rachelle said...

This IS a milestone! Congratulations.

RRigdon said...

Congratulations!! How exciting. I'm going to order a copy on Amazon to make it even more official. :)

Richard Mabry said...

Rachelle,
I couldn't have done it without your help.

Rachel,
Thanks for sharing my excitement--and for being the first (that I know of) to order a copy on Amazon.

And to all my friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter who've been sending along congratulations, I appreciate your support more than you can ever know.

BJ Hoff said...

Congratulations, Richard! So happy to see this, and I can't wait to read the book!

Marla Taviano said...

Congrats!! How exciting!

Carol J. Garvin said...

An exciting time indeed! Congratulations!

yarnbuck said...

Great Job, Richard. Congrats to you and Rachelle!

Barbara Scott said...

Your page looks terrific, Richard. I'm so proud of you!!

Marla Taviano said...

Congrats!! How exciting!