It’s no secret . . . the more you hear about a product or a service or a movie streaming on TV, the more likely you are to pay attention to it.
The same goes for books, and books are what I’m here to talk about today. You see, the latest book featuring me and my adventures with cadaver dogs, “The Secrets of Bones,” hits bookstore and cyber shelves on May 5. That may sound like a long way off, but in the book world, it’s a blink of an eye.
While I’m plenty excited about the story (a skeleton, a murder, a teacher with secrets aplenty at the school where I work), I’m also eager to tell you that it’s not too early to pre-order the book.
★ Pre-orders create buzz and that alerts both booksellers and readers that there’s something good going on here, something they need to pay attention to.
★ Pre-orders are a good indication of a book’s success and that means booksellers will pay more attention to the title.
★ Because pre-orders count as first-week sales, pre-order numbers can help propel a title onto bestseller lists.
★ The more books that are ordered, the more likely it is that a title will go back for a second (or more) printing.
★ Pre-orders are good for booksellers. They show publishers that there’s interest in a title. And of course, they’re great for authors and allow those authors (like mine, Kylie Logan) to keep telling our stories and get them out into the world.
You can stop into your nearest indie bookstore to pre-order a copy of “The Secrets of Bones” or you can copy and paste this link:
Or this one: