Soooo…THE ARCHIVED hits shelves tomorrow.
As in, it’s only a day away I might be freaking out we can count in hours instead of days TOMORROW.
But before the book officially hits shelves (it’s showing up a few places already!), I have a few things I want to mention.
THE DIGITAL DELAY:
I spoke about this online on Friday, but I know it will be impossible to reach everyone through one medium, so I’m posting here, too. The digital version of THE ARCHIVED got pushed back from the 22nd to the 29th because it wasn’t registering properly.
I’m really upset–I know a lot of people preordered TA for their devices looking forward to a midnight release–BUT you must trust me when I say it’s better to wait a week for a lovely, readable copy of the book than get a broken version on time.
THE ARCHIVED’S FIRST WEEK:
A book’s first week on shelves is really, really important, not just to the author, but to the publisher. Everyone is looking very closely at numbers, and even though the patterns have shifted slightly, spreading out so that a book doesn’t have to spike right out the gate, or even be its strongest in the first week, that’s still what everyone WANTS to see. Myself included. Because, you know, I’d like to keep writing books (well, right now I’d like to sleep, but in the big picture, more books happy V).
Things you can do to support a book on release week:
–Buy the book in-store or online
This is the most straightforward way to help a book’s sales. Plus, you guys, it’s a really pretty book. I mean, I know I’m biased, but did you SEE the vlog? Soft matte finish, black and silver end papers, I could go on. BUT I know not everyone can afford to run out and buy a copy, so here are a few other things you can do that REALLY help.
–Call a bookstore and make sure they’re stocking the book.
–Order/put a hold on it at your local library (these holds often translate to more copies being ordered!)
–If you’ve read the book and reviewed it on a site like GR, upload those reviews to Amazon/BN
You guys, please, please, please do this.
–Spread the word online
Run! Shout! Wave your hands! Tweet! Pin it! Every little bit counts when it comes to buzz, and these days, the biggest generators of buzz are YOU.
SHADES OF EARTH WINNER:
The winner of the signed copy of SOE is…jovialvampyre!
I think that’s all I have for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with RELEASE DAY FLAIL!!!