Just 2 months and the book launches internationally through Amazon.com, Angel.Academy, Smashwords.com, and in the U.S. at any Barnes & Noble retail outlet.
I strategically set the launch date for the paperback to happen before Black Friday and after everyone has made the mortgage or rent payment.
When publishing with a traditional publisher, THEY set the date of what and when it will happen. Usually it is hardbound (most expensive), six months later, paperback (somewhat cheaper), and then another six months later e-Book. Why? Because they only want to maximize profits.
I call B.S. I am launching paperback and eBooks at the same time. $19.95 or $9.95, your choice. If you purchase paperback through Amazon.com on launch day, forward your receipt to Aaron@angel.academy and I’ll send you a free eBook of your choice. Amazon Kindle, iBook, Nook, Kobo, or Adobe pdf.
Exclusively for Christmas I am releasing a special edition leather hardbound, signed by me for $99.99. There will only be 100,000 produced, and 10,000 of those will be sold immediately to American Express for their Centurion members. I have been a member for 20 years and I currently have their Platinum card. They produce a magazine called Departures that I am sending a galley copy along with the terms for AmEx if they should decide they want some exclusive copies.
I know some people are thinking that is pretty optimistic thinking/goals. I, however, know very well how their concierge program works and I know for a fact they have over 250,000 Centurion/Black card members, whom $99 is nothing to them, but having a signed exclusive hardbound copy that is hard to get is. It is very possible I may allocate a larger portion to them, we’ll see if they invite me to their Centurion program. It’s pretty exclusive.
As of now, there are no other plans to sell any hardbound books, and it will be available in paperback, eBook and the special edition for Christmas. I have saved a few dozen copies for friends and family as gifts this year. Yes, it’s going to be a VERY Merry Christmas this year for a lot of people!
Cheers! If you’re a fan of my blog and you read this and you want me to reserve a limited edition for you, drop me a note. The official website for the book is: angel.academy and the Facebook.com/officialangelacademy