Since I last posted here, my world of hope crashed along with my email system!! I never thought that losing an email provider caused such havoc. I really do feel I should give out this message as just relying on one provider, can lead to travesty and heartbreak.
It is a story that should be told.
Just over three weeks ago, November, the 20th, I put my book The Countess Refuses up for consideration for publication with Kindle Scout, a branch of Amazon. This is such a fantastic organization that helps Indie authors so much. I have been musing whether or not to apply, one reason being I can be a coward. I know I always put out I’m a cock-eyed optimist, but secretly underneath my blather, is a streak of unconfidence. There are reasons, but that is another story. Anyway, to continue, I plucked up my courage and put the book up with Kindle Scout.
Can you imagine my delight when I learned the book was approved for submission and possible publication. All I had to do now was to promote the book and ask to be nominated for a possible publishing contract with Amazon via Kindle Scout.
Just like the time when I managed to complete a video, I leapt around the room, punching the air. My delight was instant yet beneath it all was a little girl was overwhelmed with being accepted. Of course, the book is my major passion and raison d’etre, but those few words, ‘Your book is approved’ jerked me to another level of feeling.
Then the day after being approved and advised to promote the book for nominations for a publishing contract,my email system crashed. My husband, the clever one with the practical issues of the PC, was leaving for a week in Ireland. I was alone looking at an empty screen where the emails were supposed to be. I was unable to promote the book.
I later learned thousands of people along the South Coast also lost their email systems. My only help lay in phoning the provider to clear the problem. I had to wait for ages and ages, only to be told when finally getting through they would ring back in a few days. I hadn’t got a few days, the promotion period had already started.
But this is where the horror really started, not only did I lose my emails and all my contacts; it also corrupted my links to Twitter and Facebook, Google and – the list is long. Suffice to say, I am still sorting it all out. The upshot is people have advised me to have a back email system, so I am now happily ensconced with gmail which I love, but will have a backup with one of the other email systems as well. I sincerely hope this message will alert other authors to the need for backup systems with emails.
So with only fourteen days to go I instead of thirty, I can promote the book. I am delighted to share some teasers with you in the next post. I sincerely hope you will nominate The Countess Refuses for a publication contract with Kindle Scout. You can find the book on
So I am looking forward to posting some teasers and extracts from The Countess refuses for your entertainment.
Have a lovely Friday and take care.