What can we say? Today we signed our paperwork for royalties. We’ve sold more than 3,000 copies of Death As A Living, and more orders are coming in. Thank you to all of you who have supported our project! We really are authors, it seems, and we couldn’t have done it without you.
Doyle and Lou
Hello! We’re a month in -- Death as a Living was published just over a month ago, and we’re selling! Thanks to all of you for your support of our project, particularly those of you who bought early knowing there was a wait. That’s showing faith in us, and we deeply appreciate it.
That being said, because the book is moving faster than we expected, the publisher has told us this has led to some further delays in shipping the book to some of you who pre-ordered. Here’s what the publisher’s representative has told us:
"The Ingram warehouse is signaling to us that they’re almost out of stock, and it seems that the copies allotted to ship to Inkshares pre-orders were dipped into for shipping to retailers. This means a few people have not received their copy yet. We’ve heard from several and are setting up re-orders for them. We’re working to get more copies in stock as soon as possible, hopefully in the next couple of weeks. As soon as those are available, we’ll ship copies to those who’ve contacted us about not receiving their book."
If you’re still haven’t gotten your book, feel free to email us at email@example.com and we’ll let the publisher know.
Thanks again for your continued support.
Death as a living update
We wanted to update everyone about the publishing status of our book Death As A Living. We were set to go to final copy edit this spring when events overtook us.
The first event was the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down businesses across the country. The publishing business, and the businesses that support it, are not exempt. Printing shops have been shut down. Book reviewers have been laid off. So have buyers for the major bookstores. All of this has caused bottleneck problems for InkShares, our publisher, which has been forced to move back production dates for several projects, including several ahead of us in the pipeline.
The second event, really a series of events, was the death of George Floyd, followed by the protests and the conversations that are happening nationwide. We believe this book, designed to give readers an inside look at how police and homicide detectives do their work, is more important that ever. This has caused us to take the summer to do another edit. Given the perceptions and misconceptions surrounding policing right now, we’ve got to get this right.
At this point, we’re likely looking at a publishing date in 2021. We’re disappointed, in that we’d hoped to get this published in 2020, but we’re not going to dwell on that. There’s more work to be done, and we’re already working on it.
Lastly, as we’ve said before, we deeply appreciate all of you. Purchasing this book was an act of faith in us, our publisher and our project. We appreciate your patience and your trust in us. Thank you so much.
Concerning the book: We’ve updated Chapter 1, reposted with changes from the latest edit. We submitted a full re-edit in February, in hopes of getting the book published by April. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, as the coronavirus crisis affected a whole stream of the publisher’s projects. But we’re still pushing and we appreciate your patience and your faith in us. Doyle and Lou