Just received the proof copy version of Transgressions via UPS. An enormous
parcel containing 300 pages of A3. It made me tear up, I have to admit, (as in weepy, not going into a paper ripping frenzy) seeing the book all in book layout form. It looks very very
pretty. So that's what's going to be keeping me busy for the next few days - going through it and finding any further errors. How to deal with getting the corrections BACK to them is another problem. I ordered a scanner which is useless now as these sheets are A3, so I'll probably be typing the corrections out like I do with Linden Bay.
They also included a copy of Running Press's Spring 2009 catalogue which is a paperback book the size of a graphic novel and beautifully
produced. And in double spread on page 24 and 25 are Transgressions and False Colors with their covers and blurbs. I assume that I'll be able to let you know what the covers look like very soon. I'd do it now, but I need the formal OK from the publisher. There's also an article on M/M fiction to introduce it to the booksellers. Nice phrases like "a ground-breaking new line" and "first m/m romances to come from a mainstream widely distributed publishing house" which makes me feel weak at the knees.
And they are going to be advertising in Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur. I shall be watching to see if RTs actually REVIEW them (as per their agreement "place and ad, get a review)....However, famously they don't review ANY m/m even when an advert is placed which has caused much furore. However: they DID review Suzanne Brockmann's book. So we'll just have to see.
Oh - and Running Press and the books in particular will be a presence at the RWA conference too. What a bloody shame Alex and I both live in the UK, eh?
It's all a bit exciting. *goes weak*
In other links - the inimitable Alex Beecroft has a wonderful first post on what promises to be a series about writing. Fanfic vs Profic which is wonderfully interesting
Read the comments too, as there are some great points of view.
Don't forget the Advent Calendar!
What's wrong with you guys? Don't want a free book? I've had TWO entries to today's competition. Two!! If I continue to have two, they'll BOTH win a prize, because that's hardly fair, is it, a 50/50... I don't know - I can't give books away... *grumble* Ok - the question needed a bit of google searching but it wasn't HARD!!