Sunday, November 3, 2013

It's as much a surprise to me as to you.

So............Moon-Wake is available for purchase.  I started processing it hours ago but thought it would at least take the night to go live.  Apparently not.  It's here!  So that's good news!

Get it on Kindle here.

Get it through Smashwords here.

Couple things:

1. Still working on the print version and that may take quite a bit longer, perhaps even several weeks, on account of having to receive and then review proof copies, but I will keep you posted.

2. For my Nook readers, I'm sorry to say it is not available through Barnes & Noble yet and I don't know how long it will take to fix the issues.  I've never had a problem with B&N before but that's because in the past I have uploaded the files through the old "PubIt!" interface.  Early this year, however, they rolled out their new interface - "Nook Press".  One would think by the very definition of "new" that it would be better, improved upon.  Unfortunately--and I'm not quite sure how they managed this--it's actually considerably worse than the old platform.  There seem to be endless errors with the uploading process, each of which take nearly half an hour to reveal themselves.  I've tried all the typical file types and none of them give me the green light on Nook Press.  I did some googling and discovered I am only one in a long line of authors/publishers who have had/are having difficulties with the platform.  And no one has any answers.  There have been people discussing the problems and writing articles detailing their experiences since March.  It is November and evidently nothing has changed.  I will continue to plug away and hopefully get it straightened out one way or another.  But I honestly don't know how long it will take.  Sorry:(  However, there is a bit of good news for Nook owners!  Nooks read ePub files and you can purchase the very thing through Smashwords.  It might not be convenient and it's not the website you're accustomed to making your book purchases on, but it's just as safe, if not as widely known.  I know a lot of people aren't comfortable buying outside their usual site but it's safe and legit, it just won't have any sort of B&N stamp on it.  So yeah, just click the Smashwords link above, choose your file extension, and begin reading!

Hope you guys enjoy Book Six!  Drop me a line and let me know what you think!

xxErin

PS. I'm sorry this has all sort of been lacking in ceremony.  I didn't get a chance to reveal the cover early or let you know how close I was to publishing or anything.  It's been far less fun getting here than usual but I hope you have fun reading it now that it is here!

PPS. I also forgot to mention something else.  One of the reasons I have been so unceremonious with releasing this book is because my fiance and I finally set a date for our wedding and we've been working on the planning for the last month and a half!  Yay!  It's just under a year away.  So we're super excited but, needless to say, super stressed and busier than ever.  Anyway, it doesn't matter much now because Moon-Wake is here!  Now, I'll stop distracting you so you can start reading:)

13 comments:

  1. I just finished reading Moon Wake and all I can say is that I want MORE!!! That was sooo good. I can't wait for Moon Call. Thank you for writing such an addicting series.

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  2. Thank you so much, Mellissa! I'm glad you liked Moon-Wake:) I can't wait to share Book 7 with all of you guys! It's really cookin' over here!

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  3. Hi Erin, just wanted to let you know that I love your Lone March Series. When I found out there was a sixth book I jumped at getting but I can't get for my kobo. Is there another way to get it for my kobo cause I really want to read it.
    Thanks
    Sam

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  4. Hi, Sam! Thanks for reading! That's strange you can't get it on Kobo--it should be on Kobo--but I will look into it ASAP. I had some issues on Smashwords when I first published back in November so perhaps there is some lingering weirdness from that. I will reply to this comment thread when I figure it out. Sorry for the troubles!

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  5. Hi Erin, not a problem I just love the series so much that I can't wait to read it!
    Thanks again
    Sam

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    1. Hi, Sam! Just wanted to let you know that the issue has been corrected and you should now be free to purchase Moon-Wake on the Kobo site or from Smashwords, which has the Kobo version of the file. Let me know if you still have difficulties!

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  6. Hi Erin. Have you been able to fix the Kobo problem? Because I can't find it.... Love the series and want the next book!
    Cheers
    Kristy

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  7. Hi, Kristy! Thanks for reading! I just double-checked Smashwords and I do have "Premium Status" now so it would appear the problem has been fixed. Smashwords is the source site from which the files come to Kobo and "Premium Status" means it is available for all channels I've chosen, which does include Kobo (I double-checked that, too, just to make sure). So you should see it and it should be available for purchase from Kobo. Try going to my author profile page on Smashwords and finding the book in e list with all the others, see if that helps. If not, let me know because that would be a serious problem. Sorry for your troubles with this!

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    1. Hi Erin
      Moon Call still not coming up in my Kobo book store. All the others are there except this one. I tried going through Smashwords but it says my browser isn't suppported and I should up grade it. Shouldn't Moon Call be in the book store with the rest of the series?
      ahhh! Is it just me....?
      Cheers

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  8. Hi, Kristy! I'm so sorry you're having so much trouble with this! I have double-checked things on my end and it says it's available at Kobo. I went to their site and, you're right, it's not showing up. It must be something on their end; very frustrating! I know it's available throug the Smashwords site and you can choose which format, including an ePub file, which is what Kobo uses. So I would suggest updating your browser and downloading it straight from Smashwords. It shouldn't take more than a few minutes to upgrade your browser. I will have to get in touch with Kobo, but that could take a while and I wouldn't know how long it might be before they resolve the issue, so yeah, I say go through Smashwords. Again, I'm so sorry you've been having so much trouble getting the book but you should be good to go if you get it through Smashwords! Let me know when you have it!

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  9. I just realized you said "Moon-Call" That's book 7 and book 7 is not out yet. "Moon-Wake" book 6 is out and is available on Smashwords, amazon, and b&n.

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  10. Hi!
    I have been reading your series since the first book came out and now that the 6th book has been out for a long time I'm just realizing. That you're series is one of the best I have ever read! I just wanted to give you encouragement and motivation because I cant wait till moon call comes out!! I love your books and you are such an amazing author! I give you all of my luck! (P.s. can Jasper PLEASE end up with March? Hes my absolute favorite character and ill die if he doesn't end up happy!)
    Thanks, Shannyn

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    1. Shannyn, thanks so much for your kind words! It always warms my heart to hear from people who like my books! And it especially warms my heart to hear when someone likes Jasper because I'm pretty much in love with him--haha! I can't wait to share book 7 with you and all the other readers:) Speaking of which, I need to get back to work on it right now...Thanks again!!

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