NOTHING BUT SKY is here!!!
WOW!! It’s hard to believe the day is finally here! NOTHING BUT SKY is out in the world! It’s been a long journey to get here. Many of you who’ve followed this blog since the beginning know what an arduous path it’s been. From receiving over 100 agent rejections, to being on sub for almost two years (and not selling), to finally selling NBS (after another six months of waiting), it’s not been a trip for the faint-hearted.
Today, I want to say thank you to all of you. You’ve been here all along, always offering support and words of encouragement in my darkest times. You’ve read the stories about how writers got their deals, you’ve talked about the successful queries, and allowed me to provide insight from authors and industry experts. Each post has been a joy to write, and I’ve loved all your comments.
Now on this important day, I’m reaching out to each one of you to ask for help. If you’ve learned anything from this blog: laughed at a path to publication story in my W.O.W series, taken notes on a successful query from my QUITE THE QUERY feature, or reworked your opening because of advice in THE FIRST FIVE FRENZY, I hope you can take a minute to spread the word about NOTHING BUT SKY.
Here are a few ways you can help today:
- If you find yourself at your local B&N or independent bookstore and don’t see NBS on the shelves, ask them to stock it. Flux is a smaller press and not all stores will carry it without customer requests.
- When you’re at your local library, please check and see if they have NBS. If they don’t, ask them to carry it.
- If you know a high school English or History teacher who might be interested in my book, let me know. I’m more than happy to send them bookmarks or character stickers for their students.
- If you’ve read the book early thanks to physical and digital ARCs, I’d love to have you add your reviews to Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Word of mouth is key to spreading news about debuts in the book community, especially for someone from a small press. I would really appreciate your support in helping to promote Nothing But Sky in these critical first few weeks.
Thanks as always for standing by me through the ups and downs of this process. I seriously appreciate each and every one of you and I’m so happy to call you all friends!