My publisher, Solstice Publishing, also worked for me behind the scenes. Melissa Miller, the CEO of Solstice, works very hard to promote her authors, through the Solstice website, Twitter, Facebook, press releases, and a thousand other ways I don't know about. She has been working with a production company and I was so thrilled to learn that Due Date had been optioned for film/TV!
Solstice also decided to put my book on Amazon free for a week. To do this, the book had to be removed from all other outlets for a month. It soared to the top of the free store, at one point landing at #21 in the overall free store and #3 in the mystery/suspense category.
Now that my free week is over, Due Date seems to be holding its own in terms of ranking and reviews. So, all in all, it's been quite a journey with its ups and downs. One of the best parts has been the community of people I've met. I was invited to participate in a Facebook authors group, a We Are Not Alone (WANA) group. My publisher also provided an instant community of authors to connect with and I have had the pleasure of meeting several of these authors in person.