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
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