An upcoming book doesn’t seem quite real until certain things happen. When I see the cover art, when I get the marked-up manuscript from the copy editor, when reviewers start mentioning they’ve received their Advance Review Copies, when the book is available for pre-order, and when the cover art is first revealed to the public, these are the things that make me feel like the book is something that’s really going to happen soon.
My second collection The Human Alchemy will be released next month, and we’re now at the stage of passing many of these milestones.
I just received the copy edited proofs, and will go through them this weekend.
I’ve seen what cover will look like, and it’s fantastic.
The Advance Review Copies have gone out – here’s a photo from Gordon B. White showing the ARC he just received. This isn’t the official cover art, of course, just a placeholder.
We’ve even received some hints of early reviews that will be appearing.
Next week, the book will be up for pre-order at wordhorde.com and we’ll be revealing the cover as well.
This book is starting to get real!