The 6 May has come and gone and, despite the promise, Hot Times did not appear on my Amazon book page in its Kindle format. I contacted Createspace, who had made the promise, and, to their credit I have to say they answered all my enquiries immediately – no few days waiting as I’ve experienced before. They say they have no idea what the problem is and have passed me over to Kindle enquiries. I have filled in all the required forms to have my book enrolled in Kindle Select so I don’t know what’s happened. I await developments – which is what I’ve been doing for so long now I’m used to it.
Meanwhile, I continue to promote the book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and, now, Rebel Mouse. Result – 0! No-one is buying the paperback so I’ve got no reviews. Hence, no-one will buy the paperback. I’m pinning (madly, on Pinterest, and enjoying every minute of it; do have a look: http://pinterest.com/lindabahnan/hot-times-in-goa/) all my hopes on the Kindle version, wherever it may currently be hiding. I’m loving RebelMouse and I thoroughly recommend it; have a look: https://www.rebelmouse.com/ldbahnan/
Facebook has been no use at all: I’m really disenchanted with that. Not FB’s fault, this, but I went trawling for ‘likes’ on my book page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hot-Times-in-Goa-by-Linda-Banana/160631570759533?bookmark_t=page
I just needed 30 likes in order to get – oh, hell; I don’t even understand what it was – something! Over a period of three weeks I begged and cajoled everyone I knew, in real life and on various sites, to ‘like’ me. It happened at the rate of about one a day. Then another writer contacted me and ask for a ‘like’ on her page. I will always do this. Her message was the following: ‘Give me a ‘like’ and help me reach 11,000 likes on my Facebook page’ Say wha’!