Monday, August 01, 2011

A Covent Garden Mystery--Unexplained Delay

The most difficult task as a writer is having to apologize to readers when things go wrong, especially for those events out of my control. I gave B&N and Amazon the files for A Covent Garden Mystery last Thursday, thinking they'd both have it live for sale by June 30. (The process, in theory, takes 24-48 hours).

Well, here it is Monday morning, 8/1, and no book. I can only say I have no idea why--I've received no communication explaining the delay; my account in both places simply says the book is "processing." I can only think that they're backlogged and will put it live sooner or later.

Please continue to check B&N or Amazon (as you prefer) this week. Believe me, I check it every hour! (My husband is a very patient man.)

I will post here, on my website, FB, twitter (@GardnerAuthor), and send out my newsletter as soon as the book is up. You can join my yahoo newsletter at ( ) or send me an email to join my email list (gardnermysteries @ [no spaces])

Meanwhile the book is available on Smashwords:  in multiple formats if you don't wish to wait.

This is the first title in this series that has had such a problem, so I'm not sure what's going on.

Again, my apologies.

Ashley Gardner


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to keep your readers updated. I so enjoy your Captain Lacey stories, and look forward to Covent Garden. It is so nice to read intelligent, lively, and witty regency entertainment. What you write, I WILL read! P Tupper

Anonymous said...

Ah, I was wondering what was going on... However, I am happy to report that I have just downloaded "A Covent Garden Mystery" from Amazon!

Thank you so much for making your books available in eBook format - and as well for continuing the series! Can't wait for the new books to come!

I Rousselin