Pre Release Excitement


Photo Credit: Lieberman’s Bookstore

Can you believe I’ve once again tricked you into thinking something completely false? I’m about to release a book! I think it’s a major step above my first book and hopefully the story is read by millions around the world. The excitement is getting to be overwhelming.

Oh come on. I KNOW you didn’t believe that. Writing is the last thing on my mind right now.  But I am a little curious about something. We all have our favorite authors who we hate every year for forcing us to wait a full year for their next book, unless we’re talking James Patterson. Of course, you could be like me and have one or several of your favorites no longer living and that just sucks even more. But as I was saying, we all have our favorites whose books we cannot wait to read. We’re tweeting about their upcoming book tour and new book and then writing a nice five star review of the book just a few hours after getting our hands on it (assuming you write reviews).

But what I’m thinking about now is if you have any author(s) who you don’t look at the price or the synopsis or anything about their new books before making your purchase. You see the book is available for pre-order on Amazon and six months ahead of its release date you have made your purchase. Do you have any authors you love so much that you do this? Cause if I’m being honest here…I don’t. I’ve never pre-ordered a single book in my life. Of course, this is a little misleading because it just happens that most of the authors I read released books years before I found them. For example, Suzanne Collins. Or Robert B. Parker. Or Michael Connelly. There are a few who I am aware of their releases each year, but most of the time I wait for the paperback to come out rather than spend a stupid amount of money on a hardcover. There’s a reason my hardcover shelf is about 35% full and my paperback shelf is about 80% full. But that’s just me.

Now tell me, are there any authors who you pre-order books from months or weeks in advance of their release? Or just go to your nearest bookstore and purchase the book on release day? You know my answer to that question, what’s yours?

And did you know that if you pre-order on Amazon you get the book on release day? Unless of course if it’s a Hachette book, then you get it three weeks later. Ha!

Final Proof in my Hands

Many of you probably know that there have been some issues regarding my final proof. First I received a proof that contained all of my corrected mistakes still uncorrected. Then I was forced to wait another few days to receive the actual revised proof. Until yesterday. I finally received my final proof and am happy to say that all of my changes were made! Well…except for one. One of the changes made was slightly off from what it was supposed to be.

BUT this means that I’m now inching closer and closer to the release of my book! I’m told that my book will become available for purchase within two business days of my approving the final revised proof. Although I’m not sure if they limit their release dates to Tuesdays like would be expected of traditional publishers.

Anyway, this is absolutely fantastic news! I fully realize that my book will not be for everyone and there will be some who very much dislike the story or writing or a mix of the two, but I don’t care.  A few people have read it and I’ve been dying to have some of you read it.

Are you ready?! I know I am.

Also, I added a couple of paragraphs to my About Me page discussing what I think most helped me become a better writer and how come I my degree is not in something like creative writing. Check it out.