became an author, the only time I thought of pre-ordering a book was when I
knew a new Harry Potter was being released. Once I was published, I heard from
other authors that pre-orders were extremely important. Knowing that the third book
in my Sarah Blair cozy mystery series, Three
Treats Too Many, releases on August 25, but is available for pre-order now,
I decided to research what the importance of pre-orders is.
out there are several reasons to encourage (beg) for pre-orders:
If publishers see books are receiving numerous
pre-orders, they will increase the print run. More books being printed means
the publisher will put more advertising help toward the book because it doesn’t
want to get stuck with unsold books. More promotion translates into additional
Pre-orders are reported in first week sales.
People often have a surge during their launch parties, but the additional
numbers created by pre-sales may help a book make a national or local
best-seller list. Word of mouth and recognition again translates into more
Whether Amazon, other online sources, big box
stores or independent booksellers receive numerous pre-orders, they will tend
to stock more copies of the book. Often, the booksellers will check out and
potentially promote a book that customers are showing an interest in.
Authors want publishers to accept their next
books. Publishers want to sign authors whose books sell. Pre-order numbers
serve as an indicator to a publisher as to whether there is interest in
additional works by an author.
Pre-orders are especially important when a
series is debuting its first book. Few know of the existence of the series, so
it is important to use any means possible to build excitement and interest
immediately. One of the best ways to do this is through high numbers of
pre-orders which catch the eye of booksellers and readers.
I know how important pre-orders are, I hope you will consider pre-ordering Three Treats Too Many or books by your other favorite authors. The buy links for Three Treats Too Many are listed below.
small-town Wheaton, Alabama, Sarah Blair discovers murder is the specialty of
the house . . .
For someone whose greatest culinary skill is ordering
takeout, Sarah never expected to be co-owner of a restaurant. Even her Siamese
cat, RahRah, seems to be looking at her differently. But while Sarah and her
twin sister, Chef Emily, are tangled up in red tape waiting for the building
inspector to get around to them, an attention-stealing new establishment—run by
none other than Sarah’s late ex-husband’s mistress, Jane—is having its grand
opening across the street.
Jane’s new sous chef, Riley Miller, is the talk of Wheaton
with her delicious vegan specialties. When Riley is found dead outside the
restaurant with Sarah’s friend, Jacob, kneeling over her, the former line
cook—whose infatuation with Riley was no secret—becomes the prime suspect. Now
Sarah must turn up the heat on the real culprit, who has no reservations about
committing cold-blooded murder . . .
quick and easy recipes!