UPDATE 10.12.2013: I changed distributers. Glamour ratings have reset.
I have not blogged in forever because, gosh, how other writers find the time when your busy with life, writing, learning more about your craft and publishing I'll never know.
The focus of this post was exciting enough to break through my self driven exile.
Apple iBookstore (US) has launched a promotion called Breakout Books. What makes this feature special is its prominent location in the books section on iTunes. If you're here with me in the UK or elsewhere and curious you can take a peek by changing the round flag located at the bottom right hand corner of your iTunes window.
Glamour is featured in the Sci Fi Fantasy section. *Hoo!* It has over 1100 ratings in the US and averaged at four stars.
If you're reading this you've probably already read my book, but I urge you to grab another from the collection that takes your fancy. Highlighted are some of the best self published authors worldwide. If nothing grabs you today keep checking. It has been mentioned the titles will be refreshed.
From a personal perspective this will keep me smiling for days. The Rae Wilder series as a whole has done well on iTunes, and I'm thrilled to be included in this innovative endeavor. From a professional standpoint it's encouraging to see another shift in a positive direction for a publishing option that's fast losing a reputation for being an easy, get-rich-quick scheme.
Each book featured represents a labour of love from an author. I congratulate and thank them all.
Mark Coker from Smashwords blogged about this; http://blog.smashwords.com/2013/02/smashwords-authors-gain-seat-at.html
The NY Times did a short piece too; http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/apple-to-highlight-self-published-books/
Here's a quick link to the section http://iTunes.com/BreakoutBooks