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October 12, 2007

New Review Online for Mortal Touch!

Filed under: Curled Up With a Good Book,Mortal Touch,reviews — admin @ 5:10 am

The mainstream review website, Curled Up With a Good Book has just posted a review for Mortal Touch, giving it 4.5 stars out of 5. You can read the review here.

Many thanks to reviewer Tonia R. Montgomery for her thoughtful review, and to contributing editor Sharon Schulz-Elsing for considering Mortal Touch!

September 21, 2007

One small step for Amazon…

Filed under: Amazon,Borders,Mortal Touch — admin @ 7:13 pm

…and the earth trembles. Okay, just kidding–but it feels that way sometimes!, the Godzilla of the book retail world!

Amazon has finally added the Search Inside This Book feature to the detail page for Mortal Touch. I uploaded the PDF files to them on August 12th, so it took them nearly six weeks to get the material up and online–whether that’s typical, or they were slower than usual for some reason I have no idea. There has been some sort of corporate mitosis going on with terminating its arrangement with Amazon and launching as an independent online e-tailer. Their Beta website includes Mortal Touch, so we’ll see what happens with sales. If you have a Borders Rewards card, you need to register it with the new Beta website.

Amazon still hasn’t added some of the other features that I thought (perhaps erroneously) came along with the Search Inside, such as more subject links, the “statistically improbable phrases” and so on. Whether those have to be implemented separately or will show up in time, again, I have no idea. I’m not happy that Mortal Touch won’t come up on a general search for “vampire” by subject or title (the subtitle, or series title, “Vampires of New England Series” doesn’t register with Amazon’s search engine). It will come up as a tag search from another vampire book’s detail page. But I want it to have “vampires” as a subject and I can’t figure out how to manage that. Suggestions welcomed from anyone who has solved this problem!

I’m getting a direct mailing to independent bookstores ready to go out–I just bought a roll of 100 stamps. $41.00, ouch!

September 19, 2007

Review of Mortal Touch on Darque Reviews

Filed under: Mortal Touch,reviews,vampires — admin @ 5:00 pm

Thanks to Darque Reviews for this great review of Mortal Touch!

July 25, 2007

Filed under: Mortal Touch — admin @ 1:38 am

Mortal Touch has now been officially released! I am currently waiting for a shipment to arrive here from Lightning Source, the printer. The book information has been updated with Bowker and will soon be in Books In Print. It must already be in Ingram’s data base, because a little hunting around today discovered pages for Mortal Touch on, Barnes and and (which is just a feed from Amazon). Barnes and Noble and Borders say the book isn’t in stock, because this is just a rudimentary listing–that will change, and anyway, you can buy the book from Amazon if you wanted to. I guarantee it will take less than the ‘four to six weeks’ that Amazon currently gives for delivery.

I’m trying to find a way to get posts from BLU Media Blog to feed to By Light Unseen Media’s writing and publishing community on LiveJournal, blum_community, which is an open community. So far, I haven’t figured out how to do that, although BLU Mmedia Blog feeds to my personal lj flist quite neatly. It’s a moot point at the moment as LiveJournal seems to be entirely down, for reasons unknown!

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