October 19th, 2007

My Halloween surprise

So yesterday I was ego-surfing Amazon, just typed my name in to see what came up. Imagine my surprise when this did:

(Click on graphic to go to Amazon page)

Wow...I mean, overall, I like it, but this is the first I've seen of cover art, price, release date, or title. Love the cover design, but there's already a book called A Halloween Reader (it doesn't help that the author of that book and I are occasional e-mail correspondents), so I've dropped my editor a note.

Is this the wave of the future - will authors see their books on Amazon first, before they know anything else about them? It happened with Del and Jeff on Dark Delicacies 2, so it does seem to be a growing trend.