08 Jan Oh, Joy. Oh, Maybe.
Launch Week has been, well, interesting. I have learned to navigate WooCommerce, print out Post Office Packaging slips on my computer, work with PayPal, wrap and send off packages. I sold eight books on day one. On day two, I sat down with hubby and grumbled my way through learning how to use an Excel Money sheet. I’ve had to negotiate a lot of new territories including setting up a small business for tax purposes in both North Dakota and Minnesota. I’ve designed a new bookmark and a new business card. Yesterday I dropped ten books off for a book club in town to read. I uploaded my trailer video to Amazon and also to Goodreads. I entered a book trailer contest. It was a good day.
I thought I had it figured out. Hmm. I don’t think I ever will.
Today, I noticed that Amazon is out of stock on my book. What does that mean? Does that mean “I’m selling out on Amazon!!” Oh, joy. Oh, maybe. Oh, I’d better write my publisher and ask her if she knows.
Amazon purchased 4 of my books. (FOUR!) Autumn House shipped them to Amazon. Amazon hasn’t processed the order yet.
The Good News: I am shipping my books faster and more efficiently than Amazon. Who’d a thought?
The Bad News: 4 Books.
The Good News: I’ve sold more books than Amazon has!! The Bad News: 4 Books.
The Good News: My book is for sale.
Remember when you wanted so badly to get this book published? Remember that. Remember the good. Because the Good is Good.