I’m afraid that “Buy My Book” day has been postponed. It appears that Amazon is being a little coy; it knows I want its ranking, and its free shipping on orders over $25, and so it hasn’t listed the book yet. Not properly, anyway. Though initial conversations led me to believe that this process would take them no more than a week (which would be today,) different people within the same mega-corporation are telling me it could be two or three times that long. So, I’m getting conflicting stories and the only thing I am certain of is that they don’t treat Dan Brown in this manner.
That being said, my current prediction is that Buy My Book Day has only slipped until Thursday. But I really don’t know. I do know that, in the grand scheme of things, a few days or even a couple of weeks doesn’t really matter to the life of this book. Still, it’s got me down; having my momentum broken because someone can’t be bothered to type a few things in a computer just right now.
Anyway, what I want more than anything is simply for you to buy my book. From anyone, at any time. So if you can’t or won’t wait, The Deadfall Project is available at other booksellers. Abe Books and Alibris both have it available (and, to their credit, have had it since the official date of publication on the 4th.)
But if you can not only buy the book, but also wait, that would be most grand.
I’ll post again when I have a firm date, but if you want to be sure you don’t miss it, email me to get on my mailing list. I will also keep the status updated on the book’s webpage, facebook, and twitter, should you find yourself curious.
And, as Miss America 1968 once said, “Thank you to everyone, everyone where.” Words as heartfelt to me today as the day they were first uttered.