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Kenny Rogers, Ice Water, and Why I Need to Sell 10,000 Books in 30 Days

Pre-order links are live on KINDLE and NOOK.

Ok, so I’m a little hazy on the details. But back in the day, close to thirty years ago now, hubs and I got into one of our Knowledge Arguments. It was something about Kenny Rogers. When two Ravenclaws get together this happens. A lot. Suffice to say this took place a wee bit before answers could be immediately googled up on a mobile device. Bets were made. I don’t even remember what my potential boon could be because I was the loser. And my payment was to get hubs ice water anytime he wanted it. Thirty years, people, and I have been on it. He even joked to a friend once “I don’t worry about getting lost in the desert because I know I’ll just need to ask Sue for ice water and she’ll find a way to fulfill the request.”

Fast forward to present day. I’ve been slow to get book six of my series out on the street. So slow that my sales have slowed down to an absolute dribble. Hubs asks what I think sales will be for the new release. I say “good.” He makes a skeptical noise and I give him an eyebrow, and then he says, “Fine. If you sell 10,000 copies in the first month I will never doubt you again.” Y’all. Y’ALL. It is ON. I don’t need to be ‘right’ this time, I just need to win. And I know I can because of YOU. Retweet, reblog, call your mom, whatever you can do to HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN. I believe in you. Do you believe in me?

Pre-order links are live on KINDLE and NOOK.

Pre-order links are live on KINDLE and NOOK.

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Be a Patron (Better Than Pre-Orders)

Back in the day (two years ago), I did my pre-orders through Paypal. It amazed me that people tracked me down to pre-order the books. Then there was the opportunity to do them via Amazon and I was amazed at how many pre-orders we could get. I’m deeply grateful that you guys have been so enthusiastic about the Haberdashers books and my writing in general. You have no idea.

After a lot of thinking, I’ve decided that rather than promoting pre-orders I would like to encourage readers to subscribe via my Patreon account. At the $1/month level of ePatron you get an electronic copy of everything I publish during your subscription – and a bit earlier than it will be available at retailers. If you stay for a year I’ll make sure you have my entire backlist, too. At the level of Paper Patron ($5/month) you get both electronic and paper copies. Check out my Patreon to see the other fun stuff available.

If you do the math, a one year subscription to PaperPatron is a cost of $60, but you will get at least $90 (retail price) of books. Autographed! That’s a pretty good deal. For an ePatron, the $12/year comes with a backlist worth $18 and at least another $12 in ebooks the first year, even at the introductory sale prices.

Hope to see you on my Patron list!


Haberdashers can pre-purchase Saving Persephone!

SueLondon_SavingPersephone200Pre-purchase Saving Persephone for $2.99! Publication date not yet determined, but as a pre-purchaser you will receive the ebook in advance of other readers AND a spiffy autographed Cover Card if you provide your shipping address. Payment via Paypal and electronic copies sent via email only (not gifted through Kindle, Nook, etc.).

Order via the Haberdashers blog (since WordPress can’t handle the html).

Thanks for being a Haberdasher!