I started the countdown clock again. This time it's for the eBook release of Incendiary!! Apparently, I can't take a break from you. It's scary how addicted to you I am.
I'm working on the playlists for the new characters in this book. I. CAN'T. WAIT. FOR. YOU. TO. MEET. THEM. The "litbrarians" of the amazing blog "The Book Hookup" recently provided me with some feedback on one of the new characters in Incendiary. Let me just say that it SHOCKED me to find out what they thought of XAVIER!!! We recorded a podcast wherein we discussed Incendiary in depth. There are many, many spoilers in that podcast so you may want to read the book before you listen to the interview. It will air on The Book Hookup's website around the third week of December 2012 (soft date of Monday, December 17, 2012). I will update you when I find out for sure. Here is a link to their website: http://thebookhookup.com/
*grinning and bouncing up and down* Gahhhhhhh! I hate waiting. Here's a song from Xavier's Playlist I'm compiling on Spotify, it's called CAN'T PLAY DEAD by THE HEAVY. I need you to read the book so that you can help me find some songs for him!!
*CAVEAT* The Spotify version on the playlist is a radio edit and the version below is explicit. (<--couldn't find the edited version on You Tube)
I can't wait to break this silence! Secrets...
THE PAPERBACK OF INCENDIARY IS OUT!! The eBook of Incendiary is due to release on December 7, 2012. It published on Amazon.com on the evening of December 27, 2012! Here's a link to the site: http://www.amazon.com/Incendiary-Premonition-Amy-Bartol/dp/1479207128/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354201836&sr=1-5&keywords=amy+bartol+incendiary
When I found out that Incendiary was up on Amazon, I blasted The MOWGLI'S song called SAN FRANCISCO (<--love it) and danced around the house!!! Thank you, CreateSpace, for the beautiful book that turned out perfect in the end.
I didn't know for sure if the book that is up on Amazon would be the right one (correct file) because I gambled and published it before I received the final physical proof in the mail. Yesterday afternoon (the 28th), I went out to my car in the garage and found a package on the hood of it: the Incendiary proof. With shaky fingers, I opened it and found that it was as close to perfect as one can expect from an imperfect person (me). Translation: CreateSpace made all of my changes, so anything you find that is incorrect while reading it is my fault.
I had to go to soccer practice right after I found the proof so I shoved it in my bag. It's a relief to have that part finished, but it's a little bittersweet to have it out in just paperback. Most of my sales come from eBooks, so I can't really judge how it's doing until it's out. I've ordered the eBook conversion through CreateSpace. I'm hoping that it will release before December 7th on Amazon, but I don't know if that will happen. We'll have to wait and see.
There is less than a day left to enter to win the SIGNED COPY OF INCENDIARY! The Rafflecopter drawing is tomorrow, December 30, 2012. Here is a link to that post so that you can enter to WIN IT!!!
So, this is it!! Home stretch, right? I want to thank you for supporting me, not only through this process, but also as a author in general. I'm immensely grateful.
Just for fun, I took some pictures of the Incendiary proof so you can see what one looks like if you're thinking of publishing a book. I chose 6" x 9" trim size with cream-colored paper. The chapter heading and font style/sizes are: Century Gothic Bold Caps 14 point/ Blackadder 46 point. The body font is New Baskerville size: 11 point. (I had to go 11 point because the book is so long. You may want to use 12 point when you publish.) And then I went with full justification.
Okay, I learned yesterday that the final proof of Incendiary hasn't shipped yet. They ordered the proof yesterday. After I found out that little nugget of information, I busted out BREATHE TODAY by FLYLEAF to play to my angst. Then I wallowed.
I tried to write this blog yesterday, like I'd promised, but I just couldn't post it. Instead, I wallowed in denial and self-pity (it was ugly). <--Truly ugly.
Now, I have to make a decision as to whether I approve the book for release without reviewing the final physical copy if I want to make the deadline of Nov. 30th. I still have a chance. Once I approve the proof, it usually takes 24 to 48 hours to build the site on Amazon. So it's decision time: wait or gamble. Control my destiny or let it go...
I've heard it said that fortune favors the brave. Cross your fingers, send up a prayer...here we go...
AMY A. BARTOL
I'm not a Pepper or the car I drive.
Evie's Playlist on Spotify
Reed's playlist on Spotify
Russell's Playlist on Spotify
Brennus' Playlist on Spotify
The Fellas' Playlist on Spotify
Zephyr's Playlist on Spotify