I've ordered 50 copies for my self--not because I expect to sell that many right off the bat, but I am planning a book launch and will need copies for it.
Near the end of the month, (March 26-10 a.m.) I'm headed over to the Nipomo Library to speak to the Central Coast Sisters in Crime chapter about Planning a Blog Tour. I definitely want books available for that event.
What is always scary about having a new book out, even though I had it professionally edited, went through the first text block carefully and found some errors that were corrected, and then found a few more in the galley proof--there's no guarantee that I found them all. In fact, I'm convinced there are gremlins who attack a book after you've done your last bit of correcting.
Another thing an author worries about is if readers will like the book.
I think this tale has a lot to offer to people who like mysteries and police procedurals--and ones that aren't too hard core. For those who've been reading this series all along, as usual new things are happening to the ongoing characters--good an bad.
The new police chief plays a bigger role in this offering--in fact, much of the plot is about her.
Once it's out, I do hope people will let me know what they think.
F. M. aka Marilyn Meredith