Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Wild Irish Sea on Amazon!


My cover for The Wild Irish Sea is now up on Amazon! (just click on the title of this post to go there) Also the back cover copy is up in place of the previous blurb that didn't mention my heroine's name. (Thank you to my dear editor for facilitating this change!)

I must admit that even after all this time, the Amazon "rankings" are still a mystery to me. I only know that the lower they are, the better, and as soon as the cover was posted The Wild Irish Sea's ranking went from 4 million and something to 150,000. I guess that's pretty good for a book that won't be released for another four months... All right, four months as of YESTERDAY.

That does feel like an incredibly long time to wait, and I'm very grateful to everyone who has already pre-ordered it. Also, please pass a little of your patience my way! I know, I know... I picked THE WRONG BUSINESS to be in if I had no patience (and I know I don't). Everything in publishing is hurry up and wait! It's worse than the grocery store, where I inevitably pick the slowest line. It's even worse than the security screening line at the airport!

So PLEASE, help yer olde Aunty out! Give me some suggestions or share some of your secrets. What do you do to help pass the time when you must wait? How can I cultivate my patience?

Meanwhile, for those who are more like moi, you can actually read some exclusive excerpts from The Wild Irish Sea right now! Just click on the Yahoo Groups button on the sidebar of this blog and join my newsletter group.


Razlover's Book Blog said...

Hi Aunty Cindy!

I love the cover and the title!

You are so lucky because all your books covers are gorgeous!

Can't wait to read!

Helen said...

Aunty Cindy

I so love this cover and I am trying really hard to be patient waiting for the release of this book.
I guess I am a pretty patient person I know the day will come when I will have this book in my hands and you know the wait is kinda like the build up for Chrissy or a favourite holiday and that can generate a lot of interest. So be calm read books I am sure you are writing another one for us to be patient and wait for LOL.

Have Fun

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hi Raz!

Yes, Sourcebooks Art Dept. does some seriously GORGEOUS covers! Now those are definitely worth waiting for. ;-)

Hope you enjoy the story,

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

You are FAAAAR more patient than me! But good idea about reading some good books. I have Anna Campbell's "Captive of Sin" on the top of my TBR pile... I KNOW that will be lots of fun!

And you are correct, I do have a proposal for a new book with my editor. ;-) Keep your fingers xxed that she likes it!


Jane said...

I have no patience, too. I try to waste the time away by reading gossip online and shopping. Buying things always makes me feel better. I think Aunty Cindy needs a new pair of shoes or a purse.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...


I love shoe shopping and I've wanted a pair of red shoes (to go with my red purse) for the looongest time!