Friday, 4 May 2012

Amazon: Just when you thought you've made it......

Ho hum.  There was me, all happy that I'm getting my first US release date for my third book.

Until I received an email from a fan with a link attached.  This isn't the blurb for your book she said, is it?
I followed the link and NO, it wasn't.  The blurb attached to my book is the blurb for Sue Mackay's book The Dangers of Dating Your Boss.
So, how do I fix this??

And there begins a very long story.........

Cue, Amazon Author Central.  Now I already have an Author Central Account for amazon uk.  I also have an account for Amazon Fr.  Though, that one is a little questionable.
I know through experience that it's easier for me as an author to get things changed than go back through my publisher.
So I set about getting myself an Author Central Account at  Easier said than done.
When you set up an Author Central Account they have to verify who you are. 
Fair enough.
Or it would be, if they contacted the correct publisher.
Apparently, even though I identified five of their listed books as mine, ALL belonging to Harlequin Mills and Boon, decided to contact Ulverscroft publishers to verify my existence.
Funnily enough after seven days (because you have to wait that long) Ulverscroft haven't verified I'm one of their authors.
Why could that be?
Could it, just possibly be, because every book that has the name Scarlet Wilson attached to it - and that I've confirmed as mine - is published by Harlequin Mills and Boon?
Cue, lots more email sending with long awaited response times.
So, back to the beginning.  Ho hum.
My first US release feels kind of like a damp squib because it doesn't have the correct book blurb attached and quite frankly while it's like that I really don't want to Facebook and Tweet the link.

In the meantime I'm on the homeward straight for the cruise ship book and hope to finish it sometime next week.  I'm also very excited about some upcoming plans for the RNA Summer Party and visiting Mills and Boon Headquarters.  I might have some secrets to tell about that later.

On a personal note, I will also get to see my lovely new nephew Oliver, who was born 26 March.  I'm looking forward to getting a cuddle!


  1. Here's hoping it's all sorted soon.

    Hurry up with that cruise ship book - looking forward to reading it :0) And please give the wee one a cuddle from me, Aunty Scarlet.


  2. Poor you, that sounds like a total epic. Good luck with the cruise book. My husband's just spent five months working on one if you want any inside info! Hope to see you next week at the party.

  3. Hi Suzanne, hopefully fixed amazon but found same mistake on Barnes and noble, grrrrrrrr!

  4. Hi cara, thanks for that, definitely hope to see you at the Summer Party!