I have a problem.
The book is supposed to be a spoof on romances. But in the UK it was published as a romance by an imprint called Little Black Dress. The readers are not pleased.
The reason I’m feeling pressure now is because I have just written a play based on the book. My agent is going to send it out next week. I’m worried that if any London producer decides to look at how the book is doing online, well, I’m screwed.
Now I have a couple of options:
I could email a round robin to friends and plead with them to set the story straight. It’s not that bad, they could write, really I read it and it’s not that bad…. But my friends are busy and I don’t think that’s in their job description.
I could be bolder and send out a plea to an extensive email listing that I have not been compiling. Like this one woman named Roz who somehow found my address and keeps emailing me about her books and how fabulous her career is going and would I please write her a fabulous review. To which my internal response is, Do I know you?
I could write my own review, tell them they just didn’t get it, and get rightfully zapped for it.
Or I could just continue to ignore it as I have been doing.
Does anybody out there have any better ideas?
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