Wednesday will be Thorolf’s day this week, the day that Serpent’s Kiss goes on sale. Because there aren’t pre-orders available at every portal, I thought I’d run down today’s plan for you all here.
First, an aside. Many of the names for the days of the week in English come from the Norse pantheon. Wednesday actually derives from Odin’s Day, while Thursday derives from Thor’s Day and Friday from Freya’s Day. It’s kind of funny to have Thorolf’s day on Odin’s Day, but there you go.
Serpent’s Kiss is already available for pre-order at All Romance eBooks, Apple and KOBO. The book will go live automatically on April 30. I’ll guess that the transition will happen at midnight Eastern time for KOBO (since they’re in Toronto) and midnight Pacific time for Apple (since they’re in California). I believe ARe is in the midwest, so it might be midnight Central time for that portal. We’ll see how it all shakes out.
Serpent’s Kiss is loaded and ready to be published at B&N Nook, Amazon, and Createspace. I will publish at 6 PM Eastern at all three portals. The time it takes each portal to process the book will vary—I believe there’s also a variation based on volume at every portal. Amazon has been comparatively quick for me in the past year, so I’ll guess the book will be live for sale there between midnight and 2 AM Eastern. B&N varies wildly—it could be available around the same time as Amazon, or could take up to two days to process. They’ve been quicker this year, so fingers crossed.
The print edition will be available for order as soon as I publish on Createspace, then its information will perk through to other portals. I expect it to be listed for sale on Amazon by the next morning. There’s no telling how long the print edition will take to be listed at B&N and other portals. This is a trade paperback edition, the same size as The Dragon Legion Collection.
The upload to Overdrive will be done later this week. Again, there’s a processing period, but I’d expect Serpent’s Kiss to be available from Overdrive by the middle of the month, and from the portals to which they feed content (like Waterstones) by the end of May.
Let’s hope that more portals set up pre-order capabilities by the time The Frost Maiden’s Kiss is ready for publication.
Remember that Serpent’s Kiss will be discounted from $6.99 US (or equivalent) to $4.99 US (or equivalent) for two days only – April 30 and May 1. That’s because not everyone could take advantage of the pre-order discount offered on Apple and Kobo.
Once the Amazon and B&N links are live, I’ll send out my May newsletter (on the 30th of April!) There will be a special contest for subscribers in this issue, so if you haven’t signed up for it, please use the link in the right sidebar to do so.