A Hummingbird’s First Flutter from Grave to Open Sky
Breathless . . . as if you’re watching a hummingbird, waiting to see it take off and fly away but it hangs suspended, flapping its wings . . . is the only way I can describe Jennifer’s wonderful post about her journey to publication with Grave of Hummingbirds. The woman has soul and a way with words. Can’t wait to read her novel!!
Cover design by Adil Dara; Illustration by Samantha Neukirch
Ahead of the launch of my novel, Grave of Hummingbirds, on January 1st, 2016, the book peeps out on December 1st, 2015, to participate in Amazon’s Kindle First program. I feel much the same as I imagine Grave does: honored, and shit scared.
What’s Kindle First, you might ask, and it’s a good question (I didn’t know, either).
Honored came into play when I learned that six novels are chosen from all of Amazon’s traditional imprints to head out a month prior to their release, on offer for free to Amazon Prime members, or at reduced cost to those who sign up for the Kindle First newsletter. It’s a huge, muscular marketing drive that will expose Grave to readers in the US, UK, and Australia, and will inevitably yield the yearned for, and dreaded, reviews. In my mind, it’s a variation…
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