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As you know unless you’ve been living on a desert island for a month, Spark and Carousel is being released by Kristell Ink on September 26th at BristolCon. The good news is that from today you can pre-order a Kindle copy from Amazon UK for £3.99, or from Amazon.com for $6.29, with the other Amazons and ebook platforms following in the next few weeks – I’ll keep you posted as and when they become available!

Cover by Evelinn Enoksen

Cover by Evelinn Enoksen

The Importance of Pre-Orders

One of the reasons it’s really good to pre-order books by your favourite authors (or even by me 😉 ) is that all the pre-order sales count towards the first days sales – a good amount of pre-order sales can boost a book right up the Amazon charts on the day of release, and the higher up the Amazon charts a book is, the more Amazon will promote it and the more exposure it gets, which leads to hopefully more sales. A book can be promoted as a “number one Amazon best-seller” even if it reaches number one in a sub-sub category – it doesn’t have to be Number One across the whole of Amazon, it just needs to be number one in, for example, Coming-of-age fantasy. It still counts. So please, if you’re planning to buy the book on Kindle anyway, pre-order it now and give it a release day ratings boost!

Because more book sales mean more cake for you… And because the better this book sells the more likely it is that Kristell Ink will be able to publish The Summer Goddess in the future. Books are sold on the performance of the one before. So if you like my books and want to see more of them, please buy this one!

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