Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 15.03.00Have you ever wanted to ask an author about how or why they write? Or talk about their novels with them? Well now you can do just that with Goodread’s Ask the Author function. Initially, it was only available to some of their top authors, but now they’ve made it available to all Goodreads authors.

I’ve decided to check it out, so from now until the end of August, you can ask me any questions you like about writing, my novels or my characters. Want to get the inside story on Jake and Mia? Ask away! More interested in Laney, Niklas, and Mads? Yup, you can ask about them too! Or are you hooked on the teasers from my WIP, Maybe Tomorrow, and want to know more about Eddy and Henrik? Yes, you can ask about them too.

Head over to my Goodreads author profile, post your questions there and I will answer them as best I can!

And then there is other news for you: According to Kindle Direct Publishing, the updated and complete file for Maybe Tonight is now available for purchase. For those of you who have the old version of the file, you can either wait until KDP confirms that the changes were critical (which I’ve already informed them they were–it’s the last 12 chapters of the novella!) or you can call their customer care executives who will make sure you get the updated file now and help you do a manual sync. Here are the numbers to call:

  • US & Canada: 1-866-216-1072
  • International: 1-206-266-2992

For people who have the older version of the file, make sure you give them the ASIN when you call. They will probably ask you when you purchased Maybe Tonight, which you should be able to find when you go into the “Manage Your Kindle” section on Amazon.

For Kobo users: as far as I know, the file should update automatically, but I will check with them as well.

 

Maybe Tonight Cover for WPDear peeps, please let me know if you’ve had a problem getting the update of Maybe Tonight.

And then complain to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing for misleading authors and readers–according to their platform and all information made available to authors, anyone who has purchased a book that is updated will be notified as soon as the update is available and then said update will appear automatically in your Kindle once you sync and check for new items.

However, I was just informed by KDP support that there is a “glitch” and it’s not automated. And they haven’t given me any useful advice yet for how to solve the problem other than “it might take four weeks to fix it” and “tell people to ask for a refund and then they can re-purchase the file and get the new book”.

I am sorry about this. I can only say that anyone who purchased it after 18 April can see up to chapter 8. I am waiting for Amazon to get back to me and let me know how they intend to fix this problem. Until they can fix it, I will set up new blog later this week where I will publish all of the chapters. I have also asked Amazon to refund your money to you if they cannot come up with a way to solve this problem.

 

Sorry it’s been so quiet here lately. I’ve had a lot to do at work and then my evenings have been all about relaxing. I just returned home from a romantic Valentine’s Day in Copenhagen. I know, Tord and I end up in Copenhagen a lot. It’s a nice town to visit and it’s great when you need a quick change of scenery from Stockholm. It’s just a one-hour flight or a six-hour train ride away… This time, we won a Valentine’s stay at the Avenue Hotel on Åboulevard in the Fredriksbergs section of Copenhagen. We had a wonderful time and I’ve got lots of inspiration for one of my next writing projects, which will also be partially set in Copenhagen.

LAFNow I have another getaway planned but this one is all about writing and publishing. On Friday, February 28, I will be attending the London Author Fair at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London. LAF is arranged by Authoright, a publishing and marketing consultancy firm,  and its founding collaborators are CreateSpace, Kobo, Kindle Direct Publishing, Nook Press and Blurb. The full-day event is geared to indie writers and features seminars, workshops with authors and agents, pitch sessions and–of course–a nice party. I’m really looking forward to it! Some of the speakers include bestselling author Adele Parks, Patrick Brown from Goodreads, literary agent Gordon Wise. Have a look at the schedule. There are still tickets available and, if you’re already in London and you’re a writer, this could be a great opportunity to network, to gain new insight on growing your writing career or maybe even get a foot in the door by pitching your novel to one of the agents or editors on hand.I won’t be pitching anything. I am going there because I want to attend the seminars and workshops on publishing and promotion,online branding and discoverability. I think it will also be great to meet other indie writers and compare notes. 🙂

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