I interrupt the (wonderful, wonderful) celebration guest posts to show you some photos of the book itself. When I got my copies in the mail this week, my cat sniffed them curiously, yawned, jumped on the bed, and went to sleep. The sun is obviously way more interesting. Meanwhile, I inspected each copy with shaking hands. I’m still looking at them with a surreal feeling of disbelief.
It’s been an absolutely nuts week for me, because I must have spent half of it just answering emails about the book. So I updated the information page on the book here, to answer some of the most recurring questions. I will keep updating this page as other questions arise. There are two particular questions I should mention here though: I’ve been asked about obtaining signed and review/promotional copies.
It didn’t really occur to me that people would want signed copies, and there isn’t anything in place on my publisher’s end for this. So the only solution I came up with is that anyone who wants a signed copy can mail their copy to me with reply paid postage to return after signing. This can be organised via email. Danielle also suggested a rather neat idea to me: a more affordable option would be a bookplate of some sort, which I can sign and send in a standard envelope, and anyone who wants that can reimburse me for the incurred costs through Paypal. If this appeals to anyone, I can search around for nice bookplates.
With regard to review/promotional copies: firstly, I’m so excited by some of the organisations and publications that have asked for one. In most cases, if you’d like a review copy, it would be best to contact my publisher directly, rather than me. Serious requests will be answered promptly, and should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact my publisher through their contact page. If you would like to speak to me though, or want to get in touch with my editor, I’m happy to answer any emails too.
Thanks for all the well wishes everyone! And I promise, the fabulous guest posts will resume on Monday (and boy are they good). Thank you again Jane and Jessica for your thoughtful guest posts. Have a great weekend everyone.