With each new book published, there’s more for me to learn – and always another experiment to try. The publication of Firestorm Forever is no different. This time, I thought I’d try approving the print edition for release early. I did that on Tuesday, which made the print edition available for purchase immediately on Createspace. It also sent the information about the book perking through the network to Amazon companies. It’s now available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de. At the UK and DE stores, though, the two editions haven’t married up yet.
Strangely enough, the listing on Amazon.ca won’t come from Amazon, but from another distributor (who will create a listing for the book, then make it available on Amazon.ca. I’m not joking.) I’ll send the book into extended distribution on Monday. which will dispatch its information to another network, so it becomes available at B&N, Amazon.ca, the Book Depository and other portals. We’ll see how long that takes.
Remember that if you intend to buy both print and digital editions, and if you intend to shop at Amazon.com, buying the print edition first will allow you to buy the digital edition for just 99 cents, through their Matchbook program. I wish this were possible at all portals, but only Amazon.com offers it.