As it is the day before the launch I have already prepared images, like the one above to go on my Facebook page. All the advertising on Facebook and Amazon is set up and ready to go. Book promotions have been booked and emails scheduled.
Tomorrow I will email my mailing list advising them that the book is live and available at its special launch price of 99c (or equivalent). Hopefully, my Advance Reading Team will leave some reviews and the Facebook, Amazon ads and book promotions will start running.
Over the last few days, I have been trying to ensure that the book is available in as many locations as possible. I have loaded it up to Amazon directly using Kindle Direct Publishing for the e-book and CreateSpace for the print version. I have used Draft2Digital to sell the book via Apple iBooks, Kobo, Barnes and Noble (Nook), Scribd, 24Symbols, Indigo and Angus & Robertson. Following a tip from a colleague on the Self Publishing Formula Community discussion group, I loaded the book up to Publish Drive which should make it available in 20 more locations including Google Play. After a bit of effort, I also managed to load the book up to Smashwords which has added half a dozen more outlets to my distribution. I also looked into XinXii but the fact that they wanted to make the book available as a word file and that they weren’t able to offer me any additional outlets than I was already reaching via the other platforms made me decide not to use them.
So all I can do now is wait and monitor the sales, or lack of, tomorrow. One thing is for sure: I won’t be getting any writing done.