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5, 4, 3, 2….

August 20th, 2010 by
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Lots of stuff I’m gonna try to say in this blog, so stick around if you like answers to questions you might have.

First: I’ve uploaded the first three books in the My Blood Approves series and Switched up to Smashwords. So people who have a Nook or other ereaders can read all the books in the series. I’ll get Wisdom up on Sunday on Smashwords too.

If you’re interested in Smashwords, check it out: here.

I’ve also revamped the covers, for no apparent reason, and the new covers are up on Amazon now. Well, they should be. Soon.

Also – the giveaway ends at Midnight tonight, so that’s 22 hours left. If you haven’t entered, it’s pretty much your last chance to win all 4 books in the My Blood Approves series in paperback. It’s a good deal. So enter!

Okay – now onto the important business. I’ve been getting lots of questions about when Wisdom will be out and why it’s not available for pre-order and if it will be out in Kindle the same day as paperback. Here are the answers:

Wisdom will be out in Kindle the same day as paperback.

It’s not up for pre-order because of how I publish books – meaning I do it myself and I don’t have a publishing company setting the release with a timer with Amazon.

Which brings us to the final question: When will be Wisdom be released?

I’ve been touting August 22nd as the release date, but really, that’s the latest it will be available. I don’t have tons of control about when Amazon decides to put it live. I upload it, and they tell me it takes 24-48 hours.

When I released Switched in July, it took 12 hours for it to go live. Wisdom is all ready to go, uploaded and sitting on Amazon. I’ll click the publish button later today, and then anytime between Friday night and Sunday morning, Wisdom  will be out.

So, if you’re a really zealous reader, you can check Amazon this weekend, and it might be up sooner. If you have other things going on, I can guarantee that Wisdom will be up Sunday at the latest.

Also, if you do check and happen to notice that Wisdom is on Amazon, and I haven’t said anything yet, can you please let me know? I’ll be checking all weekend for its status so I can let you guys know as soon as its up, but sometimes I miss things.

And on a similar note, I’d like to say that I’d really enjoy it if you bought Wisdom this weekend. I have a feeling that I can get in the top 100 books on Kindle with it, and I’d like to be in the top 100.

But that’s just a me thing, and you all feel free to buy things whenever you want. I’m grateful to everyone of you buying my books, and I hope that you continue to enjoy the series as much as you have so far.

Thanks guys, and I really can’t wait to hear you all think of Wisdom. 🙂

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  • Team Jack!!!! I luv Jack he is soooo cool I luv how Amanda hocking made it like they were in the 80 s but they aren’t

  • Austlyn says:

    I loved “Switched” and “Torn” and cannot wait to read Ascend on the 24th. I started reading “The My Blood Approves Series”, because I loved “The Trylle Series”. I’ve read some spoilers for Ascend that’s what a junkie I am. I love Peter more than Jack, but that’s just me. I am going to read Wisdom today, which makes 4in4days for me. Usually I’m bored or hoping the author is wrapping up by this point in a series, but I am still in love and cannot wait to read Wisdom and more…. On that note did I say I love Peter for Alice? I feel like Jack interfered with their destiny and that if life provides that kind of connection for two people that there is a reason it was meant to be, that they are good for each other in some way. I’d like to see something like the bond being restored without much trouble (Maybe Jack will meet his own destiny), like it was always there just being tampered with.

  • Anonymous says:

    i cant find wisdom on the kindle

  • Anonymous says:

    I just got it from smashwords. Not as easy as amazon but not bad.

  • Madeline says:

    I also can’t get WISDOM on Kindle. Where can I get it from please? I have all others on kindle & would like to have them all in the same format. If anyone has any info please let me know.. I’m going crazy searching.

  • Anonymous says:

    Can’t get wisdom on kindle, is there anywhere else to buy it from?

  • Anonymous says:

    I cant get Wisdom on kindle. has it been taken off?

  • Anonymous says:

    when will you release SWEAR??

  • Anonymous says:

    I think the last book or book 5 is called Swear

  • Rain Bowman says:

    Will there be a book after Wisdom? Or is that the end of the series?