So as of 8/1/13, I was “supposed” to have the exclusive rights back to my book Ghost of a Chance. A week later and the book was still up on all the store sites, so naturally I emailed the publisher and (politely) asked WTF, to which I got a form response about how it can take x-number of days for it to be removed, etc, etc. The next day, it was gone from Amazon and Barnes and Nobel. What a relief. BUT… do you know it’s STILL (as of this morning) up on the publisher’s website…
What a pain in the ass… It’s so annoying.
I haven’t really proceeded with the book, because I had a sneaky feeling something like this was going to happen. Granted, NO ONE seems to know that the book is on the site as I haven’t sold a book through their website since a month or so after the book went live. All my sales were from e-stores and the likes. So it’s not so much an issue, except that it’s still there.
I guess I am lucky though (knockwood) to date (double knockwood—yes I am *that* superstitious) this has really been the only problem I have had within the publishing world. Aside from rejections, but that is part and parcel so… you take it.
This delay is only adding to my already fragile resolve to get this book out there myself, to take that next step into the self-pub world. I will get on it. I will get the book where I need, want it to be. It’s just taking a wee bit longer that I had wanted. So… there…
I don’t really have a question this week. Just my little gripe. Add a gripe or frustration of your own if you’d like. Or you can join me in sending a little mental middle-finger salute to someone in the writing industry that is jerking you around.
UPDATE . . . as of 8/16/2013 the book is no longer on the publisher’s website… WOOT… now to get to work on it!