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Glitches and Gratitude

Yesterday was a huge day for me. I had three holiday anthologies release into the world: Let's Get Naughty , Wanted: Mistletoe , and Christmas Wishes & New Year's Kisses . Let's Get Naughty , in particular,  was a huge labor of love for me because all of the authors in the group were hoping to make the USA Today Bestseller's List . Becoming a USA Today Bestseller is a serious deal for any author, and it requires an enormous number of preordered sales and at least a year of promotion and marketing by at least 40 authors.  When I went to sleep on Halloween night, our preorder numbers for all the anthologies were great and we thought that we might have a chance to "make the list". Then, when I woke up yesterday morning, we learned that one of the largest booksellers in the world ("The 'Zon") had experienced a glitch . A glitch that wiped out thousands of sales in under a minute, leaving us with unfilled orders. A glitch that could destroy our