How to read and review NETHERWORLD

PRIDE’S CHILDREN: NETHERWORLD IS WAITING FOR REVIEWS

If you hurry, you might be the first to post a review – poor NETHERWORLD is sitting on Amazon without a single one as I write this.

I’m slowly getting over the aftereffects of surgery, so I will be more proactive in the coming months.

FIRST SALE FOR NETHERWORLD BEGINS OCTOBER 19

because Amazon needs its price to not have changed for 30 days, and I have set up a Kindle Countdown Deal for my readers who follow this blog: you can even buy it for $2.99 in ebook on Amazon US that day (unfortunately, countdowns are a US thing, too).

OTHER ways to read and review:

IF you want to download an ARC

follow this link to the books’ site, and it will tell you how to join Booksprout and become a reader/reviewer (they even have other books you might like to download and read). While you’re there, if you haven’t clicked ‘Follow’ before, feel free to do so now – it is the best way to get details about the book delivered to your inbox, and to hear about sales in a timely manner.

I’m using this method because I am still not well enough to handle the back and forth of individual communication about ARCs; if you want that, it’s going to be about a month before I can commit to doing it (it takes a lot of work on my part).

I would appreciate it very much if you join, download and read, and review – and it will be much faster for you.

IF you would rather buy

simply mosey over to Amazon’s page for Pride’s Children: NETHERWORLD, and choose ebook or print. It is a bit longer than PURGATORY, but the ebook is the same price.

And, of course, I would still love a review!

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It’s that easy.

But be warned: I write long books.

But then: that may be partly why my readers love them.

I’m slowly getting back to functional, but surgery isn’t easy for someone like me. All anyone really needs to know is that it seems to have been successful, and I’m working on the pain part, and can’t wait until I’m back to what passes for normal for me.

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28 thoughts on “How to read and review NETHERWORLD

  1. D. Wallace Peach

    Congrats on the new book, Alicia, and on the positive results of your surgery. I hope every day brings you a little less pain and a little more normal. Best of luck amassing reviews. It’s such hard work, but it seems that you have some dedicated fans. Have a beautiful day. ❤

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    1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

      Thank you. I try – the pleasure of writing still amazes me.

      Reviews can be a slow process, but I’m hoping for some from the readers who told me they were waiting for ‘the next book.’

      Of course now they will be waiting for the third and final volume – which I’m raring to write.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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        1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

          It took me a long time, and some persuading, but PURGATORY has 50 reviews, some of them embarrassingly good and well-written (Amazon disappeared #51 yesterday – I will always wonder why).

          I approach people whose writing makes me think they would like the story – and, if I do it carefully and am successful (about half the time), I end up with a new review. But it takes a lot of my time to make a single request.

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        2. D. Wallace Peach

          Same here. I sometimes participate in a Goodreads Review Groups or Book Roar. Because the reviews are never reciprocal, there’s no Amazon issues. For every book I read and review, someone reads and reviews mine. It helps me get a bit of a cushion in the beginning.

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        3. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

          I can’t reciprocate – there are days I barely manage to brush my teeth!

          If I read, I don’t write – the same two neurons.

          I’m very atypical – chronic illness forces you into compromises – but I’ve been very lucky in my friends, and in my incredible beta reader.

          I know what I want now, it just takes me forever to get there – one has standards!

          And then, when it’s right – it’s right, and I can rest.

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        1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

          I HAD to get up and check that the Kindle Countdown in the UK had started properly (London time is NOT necessarily GMT); the US one is almost over.

          This is the extent of my marketing right now – and I had to wait 30 days after launch (Kindle requires a stable price for 30 days) before starting the Countdowns in the two marketplaces they allow them.

          SOMEHOW found the energy during the past month – I’m not sure how. Amazon does make those easy – anything more complicated that I would have to write copy for didn’t happen.

          But you can always market in the future.

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  2. Jeanne

    I hope your healing is progressing as well as you hope. I’ve ordered a print copy of Netherworld from Amazon, so I can be a verified purchaser when I post an Amazon review (I didn’t know how useful those were until my book came out).

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    1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

      Wow! Thanks, Jeanne. With the surgery, I’m far behind. I ordered the first two paperbacks (I thought) right after it was approved in print – and something went wrong with their delivery, and those two books, if they ever got printed, disappeared into the ether.

      After waiting a couple of extra days, and with Amazon telling me I could, I canceled that pair, and ordered more. They should be here soon – but with everything going on, I won’t be the first to see the print version (my Aunt Mary Lou got one, and said it was okay – please let me know if yours is).
      I appreciate the ‘verified copy’ – that is indeed a gift.

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  3. marianallen

    I was sure I had pre-ordered this, but I obviously hadn’t, so I just bought the paperback now. I’m reading the ARC and loving it (of course), but I prefer print, so I’m looking forward to getting it. 🙂

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    1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

      Thanks so much, Marian – I don’t do pre-orders, so I’m not sure you can request one. Amazon has rules about pre-orders, and I don’t trust myself to put things up in time – especially not this year!

      I had wondered how the reading was coming – I’m so glad you like NETHERWORLD. I can’t wait to hear your reaction.

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        1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

          I haven’t even seen the print version! I had to be sure, before surgery, that it was out in the world.

          I’m expecting my copies to arrive any day now – I can’t wait. Paper has its own enigma and reward, as if that makes it somehow more real.

          But I appreciate the digital ability to make the text bigger – we’re all getting older. I work at a monitor the size of a TV, and can make anything I want big enough.

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  4. acflory

    Damn. I forgot the countdown deals are US only. I wanted to buy a copy so it would show as a purchase on the review. I guess I’ll just have to say I read an ARC. I’ll try and get a review up soon.

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    1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

      Sorry – my reply was wrong. From Amazon directly: Marketplace: Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk for the Countdowns.

      I think you can buy at either place, but I don’t know how to do the pay part in one not the one you usually use.

      Sorry. It’s late – and I’m wiped.

      But there’s no reason that if you USE Amazon Australia you can’t POST reviews there, is there?

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      1. acflory

        Fingers crossed I can access it via my .com account. I never know though because the currency has to be converted and sometimes weird things happen.
        The deeper problem is that I’m on an age pension so I simply can’t afford the full price, not for just one book.
        I’ll get a review done though, not to worry.

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        1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

          Since you have the ARC AND an Amazon.com account, why don’t you just go try to post a review there? If it will let you start the review process, it won’t then keep you from posting.

          If you’ve satisfied their annual spend requirement (50USD), you can post a review on anything (it won’t be ‘verified’ but who cares?).

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    2. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Post author

      UK, too, in case you have a UK account.

      It’s all such a complicated arrangement of rules for a multinational company. But I never would have been able to publish without them, and, however small potatoes I am to Bezos, I will be grateful forever for some of the ease.

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      1. acflory

        Hmm…just the account has to be with amazon.com? I’ve been with amazon almost since the start so I still have the .com account [I refuse to move to .com.au]. I’ll give it a try. If it works it works. If not…-shrug-

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