I had my booksigning at Barnes & Noble last Thursday night for my new Love Inspired release, HER FAMILY WISH. It was fun, and as always, there were plenty of books left over for their shelves. Well my grandmother went back Monday to get a few copies, and...
They'd been accidentally stripped for returns.
It was a miscommunication in the store, and it's one of those things - accidents happen. But I'm totally sad for my BRAND NEW BOOK. I'm assuming they're going to order more to carry in store, but still. YIKES. I'm not entirely sure what that does to my sales records but it can't be pretty. That's what stores do when books have sat forever and not moved, and it's an inventory thing, and they have to "return" them by stripping the covers off. That way the books can't be sold by anyone else "underhanded" or whatever. I hate that practice but I DO understand it, in a business sense.
But this was a BRAND NEW RELEASE.
Ouch x 10.
So anyone who was planning on getting a copy (they're only about $6, FYI!), please do so now through Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Wal-Mart or your local bookseller, and let's make up some of those numbers!! Pretty please! (also available for Kindle and Book)
Here's the link for Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Her-Family-Wish-Love-Inspired/dp/0373877374/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1334105887&sr=8-3
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/her-family-wish-betsy-st-amant/1106937165?ean=9780373877379&itm=1&usri=her+family+wish