So grateful for this week. I’ve heard from 7 local bookstores that are interested in carrying the book – including The Tattered Cover. And due to great reviews, the book has now been listed as an Amazon Prime product. I’m excited to see where God leads me!
This week has been amazingly exciting for me with the long anticipated release of my book. The positive reviews and encouragement I have received from family and friends has been overwhelming. I have been so blessed to work with the amazing staff at Pauline Books and Media which is run by the Sisters of St. Paul. Everyone there has been so helpful, professional and knowledgeable. Working with them has been a wonderful experience.
But alongside the joy has been some frustration. Amazon has not been able to list the book correctly so people can purchase it. The kindle version can be purchased but not the paperback. For a week the staff at Pauline has been emailing and calling trying to get the problem fixed to no avail. Since Amazon is a major player in the marketplace getting this fixed is critical to the success of the book.
But now I’ve heard that Pauline has resorted to their secret weapon, which helped the last time they had an issue with Amazon – a nun blast. This is where all the Daughters of St. Paul email Amazon with the same message. Watch out Amazon – the nuns have been activated!
I’ll keep you updated on the progress. In the meantime, if you are wanting to purchase a book you can through the Pauline website – store.pauline.org.
One of the themes of “The Perfect Blindside” is to use your God-given gifts to help others. There are some amazing teens out there already using their talents and gifts in exciting ways. I hope to inspire others by sharing some of their stories each month on my blog. Watch for the first Inspiring Teen post next month.