I’ve had a few emails and messages today from people who went out to buy Queen of Swords and were unable to find it, even in big chain stores in urban areas. Some stores just didn’t have it yet, some had ordered very few copies. In two cases people went home and ordered from Amazon.
This is not good. I forward the information to my agent and my editor, and tomorrow I’m going to get some answers. Also, It seems to me that if brick and mortar bookstores want to compete with online vendors, they need to be more proactive.
If you’ve had a similar experience, could you please let me know in the comments?