Friday, August 5, 2011
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
The box of author's copies will probably follow in a week or so, which means the book may appear in bookstores around the same time. There's no embargo on it, and these days bookstores seem to stock books as soon as they arrive. I've seen friends' books on shelves three weeks before the official pub date. Ebooks and audiobook downloads generally aren't available until the official pub date, I believe. And my experience with big retailers is that if you ordered online, they don't ship until the official pub date. My apologies to those of you who were kind enough to pre-order but chances are your copies won't arrive until after the 6th.
As mentioned, I'll be at Lake Tahoe early next week for the Squaw Valley writers conference. I was a student there in 2003, and so I've been invited to participate in the alumni reading series. My agent will be there as a faculty member, as is one of his other authors, and I'll get to join up with some authors I've met online who are also alums. If you're a writer looking for a great conference experience, you should apply next year to Squaw Valley. It's a rigorous conference: workshops all day, talks and readings and presentations in the evening. Fun too, and the amazing scenery. I'll post pictures here and on Twitter.