If you preordered an ebook, I’m sure you noticed that TANO appeared on your Kindles today, and thank you!
If you’re waiting for it to go live in KU, I expect that’s happened, and thank you!
If you’re waiting for a paper copy, I promise I will hit Publish the moment the covers are provided for paperback and hardcover editions! I guess it’s taking a few days to finish the back cover images. Hopefully this week or surely very early next week.
TANO went to 70 preorders in about three days, which means it dropped as about 34,000 in the Kindle store, which isn’t bad. (Basically, above 100,000 in rank isn’t bad.)
The TUYO series sale begins at midnight on March 3rd, which should quickly lift everything in the series well above that level and will hopefully result in a substantial boost that lasts for several months, both in sales and (with a lag, but often lasting a long time) in KU pages read.
I’m not actually sure what will happen, as the sales I ran last fall (August/September) did not yield anything like the good results of every prior sale I’ve run over the past couple years. That was six months ago, and I deliberately have not done any promotion at all since, partly in order to wait for Amazon to hopefully change their algorithms back to something more useful to me, partly to let sales and pages read fall to the lowest level they were going to so that I could see what that level actually is and also most clearly see the results of the sales this month, and partly in the hope that I would be able to release a book right before this sale. I was surprised that last actually turned out to be possible!
What I hope for, in addition to a lasting boost for the whole series, is a sharp jump in preorders for TASMAKAT. I’ve never before run a sale a long time before the release date for a series novel, and I’m really interested in seeing how this works.
Regardless of everything else, I’m happy to have tossed TANO out into the world for readers to enjoy. I hope you love the story and are enthusiastic for another story from Tano’s pov, probably set at least several years in story-future.