A Little Update

Hey everybody, I wanted to give you an update on my book!  Nook is STILL not ready yet.  I've been in touch with B&N daily and they keep telling there is a technical glitch of some kind on their end and they're "working on it."  Once Nook is up and running I will let you know.

Book sales are going well.  I'm really excited that so many of you have already purchased the book.  Thank you, thank you!  World domination is in my sights.  I can now say I am an "Amazon Best Seller."  The beauty of Amazon is they have about a bazillion different categories where you can classify your books and so you can always feel like you're rocking at least one category.  As of right this moment I am in the Top 10 of TWO humor categories.  Look out Parenting & Family Humor, I aim to be number one in your category!  Boom.


Reviews on Amazon are starting to appear and so far, so good - I have a 4.5 star rating.  Thank you to everyone who has left me a review!  These are so helpful to me and to other potential buyers.  If you haven't written a review yet, please do.  "Best.  Book.  Ever." will work perfectly.

I did have someone take issue with my choice of words and the length of the book and I'd like to address those concerns.  The book is intended for mature audiences, much like the blog.  This is not a book to give to your pastor's wife (unless she likes to drop the f-bomb).  The length is short - right around 140 pages.  I'd rather make it short and fabulous and leave people begging for more than hearing it was too long and it stopped being funny in the middle.  I kept it short and sweet - this time.  For the next book I'm using War & Peace as my example.

The other thing I'm hearing is that a few of the covers might be a bit off with the color.  The cover should be a white background with a very faint snowflake pattern.  I've spent hours on the phone with the publisher trying to figure out the exact problem and I've been told they do their best, but color discrepancies are normal.  If it bothers you that it's not the right color you can return it to Amazon and they will replace it.

I'm starting to receive my shipment of books this week, so signed copies should begin going in the mail next week.  I've had so many orders for signed books that I'm going to need to buy at least one new pen.  I am amazed so many people want me to deface their book.  You do know, my scrawl will actually bring down the value of your book, right?  When you garage sale this sucker in the spring, you will only get a quarter instead of fifty cents.  You've been warned.

And finally, I've heard from quite a few of you who wanted to know if you could write a review or link to the book, etc.?  Uh. . . OF COURSE!  I am on my own here and I need all of the help I can get.  No marketing or PR team could do as well as you guys can.  Please share this book with your friends and family.  Please pin it on your Pinterest boards (preferably on your "Books That Changed My Life" or "Books Oprah Wants Me to Read" boards).  Please write about it on your own blog.

If you do write a review on your blog, please be sure to send me the link so I can pimp it out like I'm going to do right now:

Meredith over at From Meredith to Mommy wrote the most kick ass book review I've read for any book I've ever written.  Please check it out and then buy the book (because I just found out this week that Adolpha is going to need braces in the future)!

14 comments:

christineleigh said...

I CANNOT wait to buy this book. Thank you for your continual entertainment.

Deanna said...

I bet that "Bics for her" pen would work perfectly for your new signing books pen

KCmomof2 said...

Jen - Do you want me to buy my two copies from Amazon to boost your rank and then I can just meet up with you to get them signed at some point?

This Is Fifty With Lil said...

Almost two years to the day, the hubs will have a job again... hoping I'll be able to buy your book sooner than later Jen. I'm going to need something to keep me happy while I'm without my kids, interwebs & t.v. alone in Los Angeles.

Anonymous said...

Exactly what I was thinking

Sheryl said...

Damn, you beat me to the "Bics for Her" comment. Ditto!

Sarah said...

Are you using your BIC for HER pen cause otherwise, what's the point right?

Sarah said...

Crap I didn't read all the comments before I made mine! haha right on!

Kelly and Sne said...

Great to hear! Just want to make sure that you are using your new "Bic for Women" pens to sign your autographed copies...

Meredith said...

What the hell, Nook? Get your shit together. I can't read it until they fix the "glitch". Please keep us Nookers posted. Because I'm going to buy it as soon as they do. And then I'll give you a rockin' review on my blog and you can give me a shout out. Deal? Just kidding. But not really.

Also, I obviously need to work on my ability to be more high maintenance. People have actually complained about the color of the cover? My snowflakes look turquoise, not baby blue. F this.

Unknown said...

Just need to know before I spring for the book: Is there any mention of hard limits or inner goddesses?

Anonymous said...

Jen,

When you get rich and famous (anonymously of course) will you retain your proper perspective on the world? Good luck on the book and I love your BLOG.

Unknown said...

Just bought it for my Kindle and is in line for my next read!

TNMom said...

I got my ship notice, so my signed book with two kisses should be to me any day now! :)
(this seriously makes me giggle!)
Devan

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