Yesterday, Amazon decided to offer all independent authors the opportunity to set preorders for up to a year in advance rather than the previous three months.
As you may be aware, the female has already finished her schedule and planning for the year. As such, she knows when all of her projects will be finished. This has led to… you guessed it! Preorders!
Preorders for you, preorders for you, and preorders for you!
Yes, yes you CAN has preorders!
You can check this reading list for most of the new preorders. There are some missing. Some are missing links. It’s a work in progress. The female will try to handle these in the next week or two, but she’s been juggling a lot, and, truth be told, she doesn’t get too many wide preorders. (For example, she might get fifty preorders before release week for all wide vendors combined on a book that gets fifteen hundred plus preorders on Amazon.) So, she has had to prioritize things somewhat.
But don’t worry. She loves you wide readers, and they’ll be coming soon.
Here is the complete list of the female’s preorders, listed by release date (Amazon links.):
October 31, 2019: Bat out of Hell by Bernadette Franklin. $2.99.
November 5, 2019: Ginger Snapped by Bernadette Franklin. $3.99. (Price will change to $4.99 on release day. The book is a lot longer than expected. Preorder if you want the price to be $3.99, or forever hold your peace.)
November 26, 2019: Water Witch by RJ Blain. $6.99. Includes Double Trouble: A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count.)
November 26, 2019: Double Trouble: A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count.) by RJ Blain. $2.99.
December 25, 2019: Steel Heart: A Jesse Alexander Novel by RJ Blain. $5.99.
January 28, 2020: Blood Bound: A Lowrance Vampires Novel by RJ Blain. $5.99.
February 18, 2020: Cold Flame: A Royal States Novel by Susan Copperfield. $4.99. Warning: this novel contains serious subject matter that may trigger some readers, including suicide, depression, and mental illness. Proceed with caution.
April 28, 2020: The Run Around by Bernadette Franklin. $4.99.
May 12, 2020: Grave Humor: A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) by RJ Blain. $5.99.
August 18, 2020: Booked for Murder: Vigilante Magical Librarians #1 by RJ Blain. $5.99.
September 1, 2020: A Chip on Her Shoulder: A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) by RJ Blain. $5.99.
Preorder at will. Or don’t. Whatever makes you happy. The female judges the health of a series or pen name by its first week of sales. Preorders are not the do all end all of a book’s life.
But they sure do help.
So, onto some news.
Bailey and Quinn’s third (and final) novel is called The Flame Game. It is being worked on in 2020. Its release date is dependent on how well Double Trouble, Grave Humor, and A Chip on Her Shoulder do. If sales are weak, she will reserve the book for a 2021 or 2022 release. (Why? Because there’s no point in setting the book up for failure, and she will have her editor work on books that may perform better.)
While I’ve talked about this before, money does matter, and the female won’t flood readers with books from a series they’re not actively wanting or buying. (Sorry, to you who really, really want their third book. She wants the book to succeed, and sometimes, that means not publishing something in a series for a while and waiting for better timing.)
Which leads us to this gem:
This won’t release until after the Flame Game releases.
(Why? It’s being written after the Flame Game, and it is unknown if there will be mentions or references to the events in the Flame Game within its delightfully murderous pages yet.)
The female is rocking in the corner crying because she really wants to work on Murder Mittens.
We hope you are looking forward to the next year. Taken by Susan Copperfield will be releasing as well, but it will be a live drop unless the female changes her mind… yet again. The novella is almost finished, so expect the novella to release as a live drop and the collection of Royal States stories (which will include Taken) to be ready before Cold Flame drops to allow people a chance to catch up in the storyline.
The collection will be presented in chronological order.
Thank you, and happy reading!