Last Saturday (March 12) was the Launch for Grigory’s Gadget – Book 1 of the Gaslight Frontier Series! It was held at Mermaid & Weasel in Buffalo, NY, and it was a great success! I actually sold out of my books (oops!), but more on that below.
Along with my book, I also sold my homemade Grigory’s Gadget candles (in the scent Mulled Cider and Chestnuts…mmmmm…) and my custom-blended Grigory’s Gadget teas from Adagio.
I wound up doing two readings: one of the opening scene of the book, and one of the scene where my characters are first abducted by pirates!
And, yes, I sold out of books. On the one hand, that’s great! On the other hand, I wouldn’t have sold out so quickly if 12% of the books I had ordered from IngramSpark didn’t have cover defects. 5 of the 50 books I had ordered were not cut properly, and so had a white line along the edge. A 6th book looked like it had been run over by a car: there were large black streaks across the cover!
I filed a claims with IngramSpark about these books, but did not hear back from them until after my Launch event. They will be replacing those 6 books, and I don’t have to return the defects (I’ll be selling those at a discount). It would have been nice to know that before Launch day…
If you’re interested in grabbing a copy of Grigory’s Gadget, it’s available in paperback form from my eStore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble, and in eBook form on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and iTunes.
Check out these reviews of Grigory’s Gadget:
I also did an interview with the Steampunk Cavaliers HERE.