As of right now, I’ve sold fewer copies of Searching for Malumba today than there were pre-orders for it. Now, don’t get me wrong– I was quite pleased with the number of pre-orders, and in fact I have reason to believe that I sold a copy or two to people who did not actually pre-order the book.
Which leaves several people who appear to have not gotten their pre-order.
I mean, I pre-ordered the damn thing myself, right? I know how this works. The date rolls by, they send you an email that the thing’s on your Kindle, and boom– there it is. So how is it possible that I have people who haven’t received their pre-orders yet? Do I just have a handful of people whose credit cards aren’t clearing or something like that?
(Also, once again, the book isn’t getting credit for the number of sales today, meaning that doing pre-orders actually hurts your ranking on launch day– meaning that I won’t be doing this again.)
Any theories, other than that I know several grown adults who literally don’t have $4.95 right now? Because that seems somewhat unlikely.