Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Love and Braces at Amazon !

Love and Braces is now available at Amazon!

Barnes & Noble was quicker with Retainer Girl but they don't seem to have L&B up yet, but they should soon. And this probably means that you can get your bookseller to order it, too.

So now you can buy it from any of the Amazons - in the US, England, Germany, even Japan!

So I hope more people go out and check it out!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Love and Braces officially in print

Love and Braces is now listed in Books in Print so it is officially in print! So now all the retailers will finally start listing it - though it might still take a few weeks until they do. (You can already get it at Lulu - and it will always be cheaper there!)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Weekly update

Love and Braces still isn't listed at Books in Print (the first step to getting listed at all the bookstores and at Amazon and so on), which means it is still only available at So this is taking longer than I expected, but it can't be helped.

I keep adding to the story collection, but I don't want to publish that too soon after Love and Braces. But I do hope that interest in one of the books spurs interest in the others -- including Retainer Girl!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Weekly update

Still no Books in Print listing, which means no online bookstore listings, so
Love and Braces is still only available at It shouldn't take too much longer, but the waiting is hard. And I missed that Valentines Day tie-in marketing opportunity!

I wonder whether Love and Braces will also renew interest in Retainer Girl. I think it might, because Retainer Girl might sound like it's much more limited, but people who read Love and Braces and like it will surely want to read another Dr.Wrighting-novel. And I think it'll be easier to attract readers for Love and Braces because maybe it sounds more like the usual experience patients have with braces. It's also too bad that Retainer Girl is listed as like a kid's book at a lot of the places too, since it really is for older teens (and adults !).

I am confident that once I can tap into that market - of teens and adults who have or had braces - the books will take off, because there really is nothing like them. But it's so hard making readers aware of them!

The story collection I'm working on now is going very well, but for now I just want Love and Braces to be available everywhere so everyone who wants it can easily get it!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Weekly update

It's exciting that Love and Braces is completely finished and pretty much available - though only at for now (you can buy it here). But until it's really available - at Amazon and B&N and everywhere - I don't want to say too much about it. I want it to be available before I really get into it so that if that makes people interested they can get it easily. But it is great that there are fans who already bought it at Lulu! (And it is cheaper to get it through them!)

The stories for the next collection are going very well and it's already obvious that I'm going to have enough for at least two books, and I think the first one should be ready by summer.

I'm careful what the girls watch on Youtube (never without me watching too!), but I liked these of another girl before and after getting braces. I know they have their friends to talk to too, but it's sort of neat for them to hear from someone else too, and the girl in the videos handles getting them well.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A big step closer!

Love and Braces is beginning to become available. The final version has been approved, and that means that it is now available at! It still has to be listed in Books in Print and then all the retailers will pick it up (, B&N). I'll let you know when that happens - it'll probably be a few more weeks before it starts showing up.

But there are good reasons to order it from Lulu, especially if you're in the US. First: it's available NOW. And second: it's cheaper than it will be at Amazon ($16.50 at, $21.95 retail) and unless you get free shipping or some other good deal from where you buy online, Lulu is a lot cheaper. I know you have to sign up with them, but they print and ship very quickly, and the mailing rates are reasonable. If you're overseas (all my German readers!) you'll probably want to wait until it's available at Amazon there, but in the US you really should think of buying direct.

I've updated some of the information at the Intraoral Press website, and there's an information page for Love and Braces now, so you can see what you're getting, as well as an excerpt. And there are links to the Lulu page where you can buy it all over the place!

I'm very excited and can't wait to hear what the first readers have to say. I'll have more to say about the book here over the next few weeks - I don't want to say too much too early, because I want everyone to be able to buy it, and I think some people will wait until it is available everywhere, and not just at Lulu.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Weekly update

I got the first printed version of Love and Braces and it looks fantastic. But I still have to wait for a second printing with ISBN number before it can be released into the world, and even after that it will take a while to get listed at all the online booksellers so it's still going to be a few weeks before it will be available everywhere I think. So I won't say more about it yet....

I'm really happy with the way the new collection of stories is going. One of the difficult things is what to start the collection with, because I want to have a story that introduces everything that's special about Dr.Wrighting, so that readers who haven't read Retainer Girl or Love and Braces will understand. I had one idea, and I'll probably still use that story, but then I came up with something much better, and it works really well.

The working title is: The Braced Experience I'm not sure how many stories I will include. I think I'll make the book about 150 pages, so that it doesn't get too expensive. (I think I already have enough material for two 150-page books....)