using createspace, pre-ordering, apology, and a chat?

Hello everyone!! I hope you are all having a lovely day today. This will be short! I promise lol. Let’s see…. Firstly, I wanted to apologize to everyone. I know I told you all that I would be providing you with pre-order links for the physical copies of my poetry book ‘love, and you’ releasing April 4th. However, come to find out that the indie publishing company I am using called Createspace doesn’t let me. I should’ve checked this sooner, rather than telling you all “yes I’ll provide you all links”.

Now there is a way for me to put out a pre-order link as if I’m the one sending you the book directly. What happens is, I open an account with Amazon Advantage and tell them that I’m selling my book directly from my house. Once it goes live with Createspace, I have to go back to Amazon Advantage and let them know that another distributor will be taking charge. Sounds easy right? Here’s the thing. This doesn’t work out that well for a lot of people. I might be putting out a big risk in doing that and I hate playing with people’s money and time. Because I have read that sometimes Amazon denies this access. Therefore, I prefer doing it the safe route where no problems will occur and that is just dealing with the distribution straight through Createspace. And thus far, I have loved working with Createspace, I would highly recommend it if you’re going the indie route.

All of this has to do with why I’m publishing the book sooner than the original date which was June 20th. It all worked out way better than I thought though. I’m getting tons of positive feedback because of the change in dates, ‘love, and you’ will have time to flourish while I work on People I Once Knew that is coming out late January 2018. Plus, one of my poet friends told me that April was National Poetry if that isn’t a sign from the universe lol.

Again, I’m really sorry for promising all of you something and not going through with it. The only pre-order link I do have is the Kindle e-book version. Doing the Kindle e-book is working through Amazon directly via Createspace. So when I log onto Createspace I see the kindle version of my book. Don’t why they can’t do the same for paperback copies but it is what it is.

The physical copies of ‘love, and you’ will go live for purchase April 4th via Amazon worldwide. 6-8 weeks after that day, you can order it on Barnes and Noble online and Book Depository. Thank you all for being a part of this journey with me.

If you want to pre-order the kindle version, go here:
Amazon USA | Amazon UK | Amazon FR | Amazon DEAmazon JP

We can talk in the comments!! And yeah this definitely wasn’t short lol.


42 thoughts on “using createspace, pre-ordering, apology, and a chat?

  1. You don’t need to apologise β™₯β™₯ I’ll be pre-ordering a Kindle copy as soon as I get paid next week! I’ll definitely be picking up a paperback copy too once it’s released on TBD πŸ˜€ I wish Australia was better with Amazon, haha. I’m so excited for this book, AHHH.

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  2. Ugh– I’m sorry this has become more complicated than you expected it would be. But that said, it could be so much worse! I’m glad you’re taking the precautions to protect yourself and your readers. I don’t mind patiently waiting until April. It’s not that far away! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait!!! ❀ ❀ ❀

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  3. As the date quickly approaches I get more excited for you twin. I admire your transparency throughout your process, I’m sure many others will benefit from what you’ve learned along the way. i have my Kindle pre-order & now I can’t wait to get my physical, the cover is seriously STUNNING but the poetry is heartfelt & I need a re-read :

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  4. You don’t need to apologise, honestly I’m sat here blown away that you are about to have a book on barnes and noble and amazon. Girl you’ve made it.
    Haha, you have done so well, I can’t honestly wait to read it ❀

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  5. I’m so going to go pre-order a Kindle copy of your book right now. I’m so excited for you, Gretchen! And it’s awesome that you’re releasing it during National Poetry Month, definitely a sign from the universe. I can’t wait to read it! πŸ˜πŸ’•

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