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Amazon and GayRomLit

October 15, 2012

The release of Home Work was made a little more stressful this week because of a problem with the Amazon listing. Amazon has apparently changed the way they apply the tags that are on a book when it’s uploaded. In the name of “simplifying”, they reduced the number of places a book could be initially listed, and went alphabetical.

As a result, Home Work was linked under Erotica but not Gay & Lesbian on Amazon for the last week. This was disappointing, since the story therefore did not appear on G&L New Releases or Best Seller lists.

Home Work‘s classification is now fixed, *yay!!* and although it’s past the initial peak of sales, Home Work still shows up high enough on those lists to catch attention, I hope. Thank you to everyone who already bought it by searching it out deliberately ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m also preparing for GayRomLit. I’m alternately excited and nervous. I think I’m actually grateful for the delay that forced me to go as a reader and not officially as an author, since it meant I couldn’t sign up for anything. I can relax and enjoy hearing other people read their work out loud. As a reader, I’m not supposed to bring swag and promo items. But in case I run out of things to say, I did print up a little one-page sequel to Into Deep Waters to hand out.

Actually, I’m kind of looking forward to putting faces to so many familiar names. I’ll get to meet some of the authors I look up to. It will be good. And since we now have cool days and cold nights here in Minnesota, a little New Mexico sunshine is one more benefit of this trip. I hope to see some of you there.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2012 7:25 pm

    Ugh, what a pain about Amazon. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I know we need rain, but I’ll be happy to miss it! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • October 15, 2012 8:51 pm

      Yeah, it was annoying. I’m hoping it’s still noticeable enough for people who just check Amazon New Releases to spot it. I mentioned the problem on an author loop and had two people thank me because they realized the same thing had happened to their self-pub books.

  2. Cris permalink
    October 15, 2012 7:37 pm

    I’m really looking forward to meeting you there, Kaje. But it occurred to me, how do you pronounce your name? In my mind, and when I talk about your books, you are “KA-gee”, but since I’ve never heard it spoken, it could be pronounced “Kage” or something I hadn’t even considered ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks and I’ll see you in a couple of days!

    • October 15, 2012 8:52 pm

      I actually just pronounce it like “cage”. And I’m looking forward to it too.

      • Cris permalink
        October 15, 2012 8:53 pm

        See, now you just saved me from a very embarrassing moment there! So glad I asked.

      • October 15, 2012 9:15 pm

        Well it is a pen name, so I’m making it up as I go along ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Rita Roberts permalink
    October 21, 2012 4:15 pm

    Hi Kage
    I’ve just bought Mac and Tony’s tales, and LOVED all three. Are you intending to write more about them, and if so, when might the next be out?
    Thanks, Rita, London, UK.

    • October 21, 2012 9:55 pm

      I’m definitely going to write more. Although I tried to leave the guys in a stable place at the end of Home Work, I think readers would be a little frustrated not to see how things turn out. My plan is to have a free short story out for New Year’s, and then Book 4 at some point during 2013. (I can’t predict the timing – I have a lot to write, and then the publisher’s schedule varies.)

  4. November 7, 2012 1:30 pm

    Didn’t realise it was out… been waiting ages for it ๐Ÿ˜€ Just bought it directly from MLR as Amazon tried to charge me more when they realised I lived in Ireland grr… ha. Can’t wait to catch up with Mac and Tony ๐Ÿ™‚

    • November 8, 2012 8:39 am

      I’m glad you found it (and Amazon isn’t my favorite company no matter how much of my sales go through there.) Thanks for taking the time to hit up MLR for it – I get twice as much in royalties when you do that too ๐Ÿ˜€

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