Because Debutantes Don't Date is my first book I really wanted to celebrate it releasing, so what better way than a book launch? How do you have a book launch if there is no actual physical book? Well i have been asked about that a lot and I would have loved to be able to print on demand (POD), it is not the case. So instead, I have printed a cover with the blurb and links on the back in compensation. I will be giving a little talk about what started me writing and how I was 'discovered'. I will also be reading a excerpt from the book.
Last week I received an email from Harlequin (Carina UK's parent company) informing me that they will be merging with Harper Collins. What this means for the authors like me I'm not sure, but we have been assured everything, at least for the moment, is business as usual. I have been in contact with my editor and as far as I can tell, nothing has changed as of yet. Of course the merger doesn't take affect until September so we'll see what happens then.
After Debutantes Don't Date was released I spent the next few days checking my standings on Amazon and Kobo. When I came home from my first book launch I was so excited to see that Debutantes Don't Date was #1 at Kobo under Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy. How cool is that? I totally didn't expect that to happen!
While I was spying on how my standing at Amazon was doing (I never did as well there) I noticed I had a five star review! I was even more over the moon when I realised it is from someone I don't even know! Not only did I not have to bribe someone to say something nice about my writing, but it also means there is at least one person out there reading Debutantes Don't Date that's not my friend or family. Ya!
If you would like to read Debutantes Don't Date, please see my Home page http://www.kristinaogrady.com, for links to Amazon in the States, Canada and UK and iTunes and Kobo. They are all located at the bottom of the page so make sure you scroll to the end.