I happen to love Gennita Low’s books and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Virtually Hers since early last when when Virtually His came out. The thing is, some large chain stores haven’t been carrying mid-listers and that affects authors and their ability to get books out and into the schedule sometimes.
Case in point – wal mart – a most giant chain, didn’t carry Virtually His even though they’ve carried her older titles. Chances are, V Hers won’t be automatically picked up either. Which means a longer wait for the book.
So if you like Jenn’s books and you’d like to see MIRA getting the next one out, perhaps folks could ask Wal Mart where it is? You know, “I’ve noticed you didn’t carry Virtually His and I was looking for Virtually Hers, why isn’t it on the shelves?” Perhaps then they’d see a desire for it and contact MIRA to ask for it and help her get the books out and also get some midlisters back on some shelves. Or however you wanted to say it…
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
702 S.W. 8th Street
Bentonville, AR 72716
August 20th, 2008 at 12:45 am · Link
I’ve been wondering what happened to the other book! Of course I’ll write and approach them at my next visit there! Thanks for letting me know. I had no idea!
August 21st, 2008 at 5:52 am · Link
there is a problem with that in Wal-Mart, and most big chain stores, have vendors come in and stock their book sections. The vendors determine what is carried unless the parent company, ie. Big V stores or Wal-mart, has a deal with the publishing house. Try ordering on their website, where it might be available even if it isn’t in a local store. When they see a local need for something in a single area or a general public want for something they tend to stock it in the stores. It’s how they began carrying Christine Feehan’s books.
August 21st, 2008 at 9:07 pm · Link
Thanks for helping out, Lauren and thank you, everyone! I appreciate the help. The vendors are situated in the HQ in Arkansas, so that’s the place to send the snail mail because then they see readers from all over wanting the book in Walmart stores. I’m hoping that this will encourage the powers-that-be not to delay my book any more.