Awesome news! Imminent Danger is officially available for purchase!

Today is probably the best day of my life, because I can officially announce that my debut novel, Imminent Danger And How to Fly Straight into It, is now for sale everywhere books are sold!

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Woooooooo!

Right, calming down now. I suppose links might be helpful at this point, so let’s see what I can dig up …

Click here to buy a softcover from Amazon.com.

Click here to buy a softcover from Amazon.ca.

Click here to buy an ebook from Kindle (US).

Click here to buy an ebook from Kindle (CA).

Click here to visit my website and see the complete list of online retailer options.

I’m trying to think of witty things to say here, but I’m just too gosh-darned psyched that I can finally call myself a published author. Many thanks in advance to the people who decide to give my creation a shot, and many thanks also to everyone who has supported me through this whole publishing adventure. You guys rock my proverbial socks, and I can give no higher praise than that.

To Imminent Danger! To publishing! To VICTORY!!!!!!

 

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88 thoughts on “Awesome news! Imminent Danger is officially available for purchase!

  1. Crap! And I just used up the last of my available money on 120 bags of the wrong tea. Sad, but true, excuse.

  2. Congrats! Best of luck!

  3. Awesome news! And brilliant pics!

  4. Congratulations and good luck.

  5. Woo-hoo, Michelle!! Congratulations!

    I have a Nook Tablet, and I’m a tish weary of only being able to get eBooks on Amazon, so last night I ordered a KINDLE!! It will be here next week. I already bought your book for it!!

  6. Congratulations!

  7. You did it. 😉

  8. Congratulations, Michelle, you published author you!

  9. Hi! I’ve really enjoyed reading your work, so much so that I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger award. Here’s my post if you’d like to check it out: http://dlfwriting.com/2013/01/19/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  10. This needs a triple-shot like button, love button, or button of pure awesomeness! I’m so excited for you and I can’t wait to pick this up!

  11. Thomas Delano

    Congratulations! That is an awesome accomplishment. 🙂

  12. Super! There’s nothing as exciting as that first book! Congratulations! 🙂

  13. Congrats! I have to admit, I’m impressed by the very low Kindle price. The Amazon paperback is not only very close to the pricing on my wife’s book, but close to the same size as well. You’ll have to let me know how that Kindle pricing moves for you!

    • Well, I technically set it at $2.99, but Amazon seems really intent on making it $3.04, lol. Something about the Canadian/American currency exchange rate, I’m sure.

      I’ll definitely keep you posted. I would personally never spend more than $3-ish dollars on an ebook, so I’m going on that assumption for the pricing.

      • Actually, Amazon.com shows it at $2.99 in the US for Kindle. I know that a big part of self-publishing is all the back and forth on book pricing. People are worried about the written word being devalued because one: You no longer need a publisher (or even an editor) to sell your book. Two: People undercut themselves on price, possibly because they don’t think they can sell a book for the same price as Stephen King or R.A. Salvatore. But with regards to printed books, it doesn’t matter who the author is – print pricing is fairly consistent across the board.

        I guess I don’t know where eBooks are going to take the book economy. People expect to pay significantly less for the e-version, sure – no printing costs, no shipping/handling charges. But I don’t know why people try to move all their books at .99 cents, because that’s nothing. It sets an expectation that all books should be so cheap. 5.99 is a pretty sweet zone for me for eBook costs when I’m browsing. Stephen King’s ‘Wizard and Glass’ is on Amazon for 15.00 paperback, or 8.99 Kindle.

        • I definitely don’t get selling all your books for 99 cents. However, I do like the idea of selling your first book at 99 cents, and then pricing up the others — so the first is kind of a teaser for the audience so they can see if they like your writing style and are willing to spend more money. Thoughts?

          The other reason I have a problem with spending a lot of money on ebooks is the same reason I have trouble spending money on music — you don’t actually own it. You have the digital file, sure, but it’s essentially on loan from the company (Amazon, Apple, whatever). So hypothetically if you do something that makes them ban your from their site, you wouldn’t have access to all the ebooks you purchased. Whereas with a print book, it’s yours forever.

          To be honest, I’m still not sure how I feel about ebook pricing. My opinion shifts from day to day. Although that seems to be happening with most people these days!

          • Well, I can see your point with digital copies of something. Really, though, you can and do ‘own’ it by way of rights. Most eBook sites can also let you download the file to your PC, copy your music files from your mobile device to a computer, or something. And from there you can (and perhaps should) back them up anyway. I admit, I’m new to the idea of digital downloads for games as well. I came from the era where Bestbuy was full of game shelves with shiny boxes. Now software doesn’t come with a CD half the time unless you choose to pay extra to have a physical copy sent to you.

            I don’t believe in selling your first works dirt cheap, though. I think that a promotion is certainly a good idea – we’re thinking of running an eBook promotion at the moment. The cheapest Amazon Kindle Direct will let us do and still stay in the 70% royalty is $2.99, so we may do just that.

            But yes, digital storage is a problem. BioWare’s website used to store your CD keys for your copy of the game, for instance. Then they updated their site and no longer had a way to retrieve them. The same could certainly happen with access to a download, which would suck if you lost or did not make backups.

  14. Congratulations on this, Michelle. May this become a great stepping stone for your brilliant writing career. Keep carving brilliance, you’ll do wonders. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  15. Congrats! That’s awesome.

  16. Great news! I’m already saving my pennies for a hard copy.

    I’d like to make one correction to your opening paragraph above. Today is the second best day of your life. The best being when I started following your blog. Let’s put big honors in perspective, shall we?

    • Oh my goodness. You’re absolutely right! Well, don’t I feel foolish. And poor you! You’re probably howling with misery right now because I diminished the greatness of the day you followed my blog. My sincere and eternal apologies, good sir.

  17. This is so cool…I can only imagine how proud you must be!

  18. Fantastic! Congrats! Must add it to my To-Read list to find out what these scaley dudes are up to. 🙂

    • Oh, they are very villainous, mark my word. And keep your eyes peeled, because I intend to do a book giveaway once I actually get my hands on some physical copies of the book 🙂

  19. :)) I have to say, I feel pretty thrilled on just the excitement-vibes of KNOWING you, quite vaguely, and living thus vicariously. I mean, dude! PUBLISHED. AUTHOR. All that stuff, the time, the money, and it has finally happened. ^^ ❤ Take this virtual hug! Heck, have two! We're celebrating here! I feel like I came in at the tail-end of a long and arduous process, but I'm happy to be here regardless. And just in case you were wondering, I downloaded the Amazon Kindle program for my computer JUST so I could read your book. =D Which I have already bought. When does Varrin come in again? I want him! 😉 Anyway, thanks for being one of my trailblazers. You rock.

    • Hahaha wow, all this praise! I don’t know what to do with it all! Perhaps I shall collect it and build a shrine in your honour. Thoughts? I’m not sure how long it would last, though — does praise have an expiry date? I suppose I could keep my shrine in the fridge …

      Now, I can’t quite give away when Varrin comes in, but I can definitively tell you that his name first appears in Chapter 8. So … make of that what you will 😀

  20. Congrats. That is awesome to hear. Good luck.

  21. On the plus side with online ordering, there’s little chance of you chopping off your finger. On the downside, there’s the chance of spending everything you own and dying a broken, destitute shell of a man. So perhaps sleep was wise after all 🙂

    And yes, it feels pretty darn good to get this thing published after 6 (7?) years. Now to start the whole process over again with the sequel. Hopefully this one won’t take quite as long …

  22. Michelle – like…that is AWESOME. And you are not just an author. You are an Author with a capital..um…A.
    FYI, it’s £2.06 on this side of the pond. 🙂
    I’d download it but I bought the wrong sort of coffee today and…
    Nah! I bought it.

    • Woo! But for the record, I would completely understand if the trauma of your coffee catastrophe prevented you from purchasing my book. You have to give these sorts of mental traumas time to heal.

      • I will endure. I only have to wait another thirteen hours until I can soothe my nerves and indulge my desperate cravings.
        Only thirteen hours…
        OMG…THIRTEEN???
        AAAARGH.
        I think I will read your book to take my mind offthe thirteen.
        😀

  23. Just ordered it for the Kindle. Great timing — I was needing something new to read anyway! Really looking forward to it.

  24. Yaaaaaaay! Bring on the accolades and the sales!

    • I’m actually hoping — and this is a pipe dream — that my book will do for aliens and space what Twilight did for vampires. Which means more people will become interested in Astronomy and space exploration, which might even have positive ramifications for NASA, SpaceX, Mars One, etc. Again, definitely a pipe dream, but I can always hope, can’t I? 🙂

      • Indeed! We all can and that’s what makes it good and noble. Why should the Twilights and the 50 Shades do so well when there are authors out there who don’t write pure crap?! Sorry, those books are a sensitive subject for me.

        Say, I DID extend an invite to come write with my anthology group right? I’m taking stock and I’m not sure if I ever asked if you’d like to participate.

        • Oh shoot. Yes, you did, and I was extremely rude and never responded. Sorry about that! I’m afraid I’ll have to decline. Not out of lack of interest, but because I’m incapable of keeping up with my work hours as it is, and throwing in an anthology group will just set me back even further.

          • It’s cool, but please let me know if you change your mind in the near future. We got several spots open for short stories, and the subjects are already set, the author in question just needs to select from the available list and create. We should be a long time in production, so the timing is flexible 🙂

  25. Gwen

    That’s so exciting. Congratulations! I will check out Amazon.

  26. That’s wonderful news! Congratz!

  27. Congratulations!!! You’ve made the leap!

  28. Congratulations on getting published! The novelty never wears off. =D Your book is on my to-read list; the plot sounds so fascinating, and I’m a sucker for charming pirates.

    • Excellent! Well, when you do end up reading it, let me know what you thought 🙂 And I’ll be doing a book giveaway sometime in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

  29. Congrats!

  30. Yay!! Congrats! I can’t wait to read it!

  31. annamaries22

    Congrats, just purchased your book (kindle version) – doing my part to get you onto ‘The List.’

    • Thanks so much!!! Would you be overly alarmed if I gave you a virtual hug? To late. I’m doing it. Dodge if you want, but you shall never escape my gratitude. Mwahahahaha.

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  33. Reblogged this on Mari Wells and commented:
    I love Michelle’s novel!! You should look into it.

  34. Reblogged this on The Official Site of Celeste DeWolfe and commented:
    As you can see, I’m having trouble coming up with anything new to post myself, so I’ve been doing a lot of re-blogging lately. Either way, this is a REALLY IMPORTANT POST that I wanted everyone to know about anyway, because my blogger buddy Michelle’s book is finally for sale! YAY!

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  36. So awesome.

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