Cast in Oblivion: Australian edition

Posted in Cast, ebooks, Mira.

The Australian branch of Harlequin/Mira has confirmed that as of now, the book has been cleared for publi­ca­tion. It will take the usual time to prop­a­gate from upload to consumer ready — 24 – 48 hours — and then it will be avail­able.

We’re working to make sure this doesn’t happen again in future, not only because it’s frus­trating for you, but also because I (me, Michelle) feel enor­mously guilty doing book birthday posts when — yes — the book is not avail­able to everyone who can read the post.


18 Responses to Cast in Oblivion: Australian edition

  1. SueM says:

    Thank you so much, Michelle! That’s wonderful news and your will­ing­ness to help your Australian/NZ readers is very much appre­ci­ated. Can’t wait to read Obli­vian!

  2. Jess says:

    Thank you for the update Michelle. I emailed Harlequin/Mira’s customer service nearly 3 weeks ago now, about when we (Aust/NZ) could preorder the ebook, and never had a response. Fingers crossed for a better release with the next book, although I’m happy to get any book release from you when­ever the publishing gods allow

  3. michelle says:

    The person who really deserves thanks here is Margot Mallinson, my editor. Not only for dealing with me in my increas­ingly fren­zied state, but for getting actual answers and action.

  4. kat1e1 says:

    You and Margo are both bril­liant — thanks so much for letting us know!

    Sorry to put you in a state of anxiety over all this.

  5. kat1e1 says:

    Thanks so much to both Margot and your­self for following up and letting us know what was going on.

    Sorry to have put you into a state of anxiety because of it.

    It’ll be worth the wait of an extra day or two, I’m very sure. ; )

  6. Kat says:

    Thanks so much!
    My audio book wasn’t avail­able until about 5pm since we live in the future over here. However, some­times books aren’t avail­able at all in the Australian store so waiting a few hours isn’t too bad in the scheme of things. (Not like I was impa­tiently hitting the refresh button or anything. Heh.)

    Melbourne peoples: Mino­taur usually gets the phys­ical books in without you having to special order. :)

  7. SueM says:

    Thank you to both you and Margo — Margo for her hard work and to you for your “fren­zied state”. While we Aussies are mostly resigned to being behind on new releases (often due to our diffi­cult publi­ca­tion laws), your care and thoughts are truly appre­ci­ated.

  8. Roschell says:

    Is cast in oblivion going to be avail­able in iBooks because I still can’t buy it yet? I keep on searching but it’s not there. 😞

  9. michelle says:

    @Roschell: Yes, it will be avail­able in iBooks. It’s not there yet — I just checked. Kobo took longer, as well, although it’s avail­able on Kobo now (which doesn’t help you, I know =/).

    On my end, it’s usually the once that comes up last, i.e. if I upload a book every­where at the same time, iBooks is the last to go live.

  10. michelle says:

    @kat1e1: I’m glad it’s finally avail­able for you!

    But… the longer unhappy post was helpful in one partic­ular way in my house.

    The night before book launch I was fret­ting to my long suffering husband because I found it hard to do a happy launch day post when I knew a large number of people couldn’t actu­ally get the book yet.

    It’s like throwing a big, public party, and then stop­ping all the Australians at the door and telling them they’ll have to wait outside. (Outside at the moment in Canada it is -15 degrees ignoring wind chill.)

    But it’s launch day. So there was a bit of back and forth about this (in other house­holds this would be called a disagree­ment or a debate).

    And then, you posted the longer post — the one that ended with “I need choco­late” which is a rallying cry in the book­store — and I read it out loud to him. He was surprised.

    Reading is, for me, a hugely emotional activity. I love my books and my authors, even if I have never met or inter­acted with those authors. If I feel zero emotional connec­tion to a book, it’s prob­ably not a book I’ll finish or remember.

    My husband does read, but not quite in the same way. He would not shout NOOOOOOOOOO at the top of his lungs if he discov­ered that a book — Return of the Thief in this case — had been pushed back a year and a half. Ahem.

    So: It was illus­tra­tive, for him. Also: proof that my worries about readers feeling left out was not, in fact, just a figment of publishing day anxiety.

  11. jahalielolor says:

    oh i’m so glad i can get this now — as an australian i’m used to waiting, but thankyou for acknowl­edging us and thanks to Margo as well for following up. looking forward to reading the story <3

  12. michelle says:

    @jahalielolor: I’m Cana­dian. I’m used to that, as well. In partic­ular the special prize draws that seem really fun or inter­esting… but end up, after one has finished reading about them, U.S. only.

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