For the next 24 hours, you can get PARIS LETTERS on your Kindle for a mere $2.99.
Thanks to Amazon.com for treating us to a discount copy.
Here in Paris, my friends have found it more than challenging to get paper copies of PARIS LETTERS. I think, like everything else in France, les boutiques order 3 at a time. And I have at least 4 friends. One such friend ordered a copy from the famous Shakespeare & Company bookstore. The store ordered 3 just to be sure (OMD.. Oh Mon Dieu).
We met at the store so I could sign it.
Then we skip off to the Louvrrrrrreee.
Be warned. They will yell at you when you take a photo in the store. Normally I appreciate this when I’m there as a regular customer. The place is just too small for click clacky cameras in your face. But this time I was the author so I spoke up and she let me take the photo. Then I got all sweaty. It’s a big deal to get a book into Shakespeare & Company… THE bookstore where Hemingway borrowed books when he was too poor to purchase… he didn’t have the Kindle Daily Deal on his side.
By the way, the first chapter of my book takes place outside Shakespeare & Company right where I’m standing. Dream achievement. Check!
They will not yell at you for taking photos outside the store, much to my delight. How great is that blooming tree outside? The American girl on Page 192 of my book took the photos.
Over at WHSmith on Rue de Rivoli, Carol from Paris Breakfasts asked if they had any copies of PARIS LETTERS and of course they were sold out but had more ordered, which will arrive in a few weeks. I was eavesdropping behind the magazine rack.
In related news, the other day I was looking for a binder… for all my administrative snaffoos here in the land of lippy visa officials. Try buying a binder in the off season in Paris. Impossiblllehhhh! They just don’t have storage space around here. So I can’t take it personally when my book isn’t on shelves.
But the good news is that you can order the Kindle version for a mere $2.99 for the next 24 hours (if you’re reading this on Tuesday April 8, 2014). If a bunch of people order now, the mysterious Amazon analytics will kick into high gear and snowball PARIS LETTERS to super stardom, which means the bookstores in Paris MAY order, like 5 books at a time.
If you’ve already ordered it, feel free to spread the word and share the link via your preferred social media sites.
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You’ve got 24 hours. Ready, set, go!
Why am I reminded of Page 15 right now? Oh never mind.
UPDATE: The Kindle Daily Deal brought PARIS LETTERS into the Top 20 on Amazon. Whooooo hooooo! Thanks for buying the book. You rock my world. Ya. You.