Saturday, May 27, 2006

Waiting for Global Distribution . . .

Retainer Girl is on its way to being "globally distributed" through Lulu. Which means it will be available at Amazon, B&N, and even at bookstores. If they order it. But it will still take a while. The final sample copy arrived Thursday and was approved, setting everything in motion. But it might still be 4-6 weeks !

I am excited about it. I've been working hard on the next two Dr.Wrighting novels, trying to get as much done before school is out and there is even less time. But I should be ready to start the publishing process with Love and Braces during the summer, and so it should be available . . . maybe by September ? But I had put away Retainer Girl and now with having to approve it for global distribution I read it again, and I'm still very happy with it. I wonder whether there will be readers who like the way I did it.

It's fantastic to see Retainer Girl listed at B&, but since it's not in the distribution channel yet no one can really buy except through Lulu. And I think it will be a lot easier to get readers once it's available from the online stores.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


I self-published Retainer Girl at two months ago, and it has taken more time than I expected to get things rolling. Basic Distribution has not worked out well - the book only got listed as unavailable at Amazon ...- so now I'm moving up to Global Distribution, which should make it easier for readers to get the book.

So far the Intraoral Press website hasn't gotten many visits, so I'm trying adding this blog to see if that helps drum up interest.

Lulu makes publishing easy, but getting the word out is harder. This blog should help do that, and should help me keep track of how things go.