These past two weeks, since the launch of my book Mountain Mantras, I have been struggling with my book distributor to PLEASE stock up the channels so that the book is available.
It has gone out of stock several times on Amazon, and I have heard from bookstores that it is not easy to get given how slowly the channels are being populated. I have received several frustrated emails from people saying, “I want to buy your book but I can’t!”. (Backorders were the only possibility, which I do encourage you to try if the book is out of stock). Then I started to watch my book status on Amazon plummet from #1 Best Seller in its category…down…down… down.
So what am I gonna do? I am going to follow my own advice, and try to smile through it. In fact, the other night my husband and I watched this short clip from the movie Jerry MacGuire, and we laughed and laughed. I was just like Jerry, all desperate and wanting to kick the walls- why won’t my distributor work with me!? -and then I was laughing. I really want to help people with my book, (I would help the distributor if we can stock up and sell books as they make money too), and of course I am hoping to help worthy causes with the book.
But you might want to watch this only ONE MINUTE video if you are in need of a laugh like I was. Help ME help YOU! 🙂
Jeff particularly liked the “up at dawn, pride swallowing SIEGE” part. Ring a bell to anyone? Enjoy: