Wednesday, February 8, 2012

OM Bookstore Expresses Interest

Operation Mobilization's bookstore has expressed interest in ordering copies of Cry For Tomorrow.  Operation Mobilization (OM) is a global missions organization spreading the good news of Jesus to virtually every part of the world.  Being able to place Cry For Tomorrow in their store is potentially a first step in seeing the book distributed to a wider audience.  I say this because OM sets up book tables in churches they visit and getting a book in front of someone is usually more effective than sending someone to a website.

Sue Tryon, OM's bookstore manager, had this to say about Cry For Tomorrow: "To me, It is an interesting variation of the Left Behind genre. Pretty scary, too." Thanks, Sue!

Right now, OM's bookstore is undergoing extensive renovations, so no books are being ordered. I've been asked to follow up in a couple of months to see if a small order will be possible. I hate waiting, but I'm very glad they found the book acceptable. April can't get here soon enough!

Friday, January 20, 2012

What People Are Saying About Cry For Tomorrow

Cry For Tomorrow has been out for about six weeks now - long enough to have received some initial feedback from readers.  So far all the comments have been very positive, but here are a few highlights:

"An amazing action packed novel."
- Pete L.

" exciting book that reads like science fiction but is based on compelling truth. DeBusschere's imagination is both interesting and unpredictable."
- Anne C.

" exciting, rousing apocalyptic romp...Action, technology, sci-fi, love, shoot-em-up -- it's all here."
- Russ F.

Thanks to all who have given their feedback.  It's invaluable to me to know that something I did has brought enjoyment to others.


Monday, January 9, 2012

Cry For Tomorrow Now On Kobo and Other News

Well, it took a bit longer, but Cry For Tomorrow is now up on the Kobo site.  So, for those of you without a Kindle or Nook reader, you can get a rather standardized ePub edition of the book from Kobo.

I am still trying to confirm that Cry For Tomorrow is up on the Apple iBooks store, but I've yet to hear back from my friends who use iPads or Macs.  I could check this myself by installing iTunes, but I'm averse to installing the app on my computer (did that before and results were not pleasing).  Hopefully, I'll hear back soon that the book is indeed on the Apple site.  Stay tuned.

This Wednesday, I meet with the good folks at Operation Mobilization (OM) down in Tyrone, Georgia.  OM is a missions organization that sends relief ships and missionaries all over the world to further the message of the Gospel.  This is an exciting opportunity to meet with some dynamic people and potentially have Cry For Tomorrow placed on their book tables and in their store.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year, Goodreads Promo Results, and Other News

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope this post finds you well and in good spirits for the New Year.

Results from the Goodreads promotion were very encouraging.  Beginning late December 27th through December 31st, 433 Goodreads members entered to win a copy of Cry For Tomorrow.  Five copies of the book went out to people located mainly in the Midwest. 

So, my congratulations go out to:

Jo Ann Skrbinsek of Elkhart, Indiana
Katie Rosebrugh of Litchfield, Michigan
Katherine Tanner of Deltona, Florida
Vicki Turpitt of Malvern, Arkansas
Betty Raymer of Muskegon, Michigan

I can't think of a better way to start off the New Year!

In other news, Cry For Tomorrow is now available for the Nook on the Barnes & Noble website.  Priced at a meager $2.99 (just like for the Kindle), this is now your chance to either get the book, or justify buying a Nook to read the book.

So far as I can tell, Cry For Tomorrow has no shown up in the Apple iBooks store.  Today was the first day I actually checked on the availability (and doing so required driving to the local Best Buy, finding an iPad, downloading the iBooks app onto the device, and then searching for the title and my name - neither of which showed up in the search results).  Hopefully, this will not take much longer.  Smashwords publishes a turnaround of seven days for the book to appear in Apple's store, but we are well beyond that now.  I'm crossing my fingers.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to ask readers to take five minutes and post a review on Amazon, or wherever else you've bought the book.  This is a great help to me and helps to encourage other readers out there discover a book worthy of their time (hopefully, many of you feel the same way!).