The clock is counting down on Incendiary. I have 4 days, a few hours, and some odd seconds to get Incendiary on Amazon. I'm praying right now to make my deadline. It's going to be close. I'm listening to WILD by ROYAL TEETH and I just added this song to Evie's playlist on Spotify because I love it. This band is amazing.
Here's the situation as it stands right now. I was sent the corrected interior format PDF for Incendiary last week on Wednesday, Nov. 21st. (The day before Thanksgiving). That means the publisher made the corrections to the proof and is going to send me a second printed copy of Incendiary for me to approve.
The problem is, I'm not sure that they shipped that proof yet because I haven't received it. It should've arrived yesterday, which was Saturday. It could just be delayed because of the Thanksgiving holiday, but I'm nervous because I didn't get a confirmation email stating that it shipped.
Why is this a problem?
The proof takes around 3 days to ship. If it already shipped and arrives tomorrow (Monday) then I'm GOLDEN!! If it ships on Monday, then I'll get it Thursday. That only gives the publisher one business day to put it on Amazon to make my deadline, which is not going to happen--trust me, they couldn't pull it off.
Here are my options:
I can gamble and approve the proof before I get the physical copy (if they let me).
Why is that a gamble?
You may be thinking that since I have the PDF, I have confirmation enough that the changes were made. I would've thought that too, but that didn't happen on my last book, Indebted. The second proof of Indebted that came in the mail was exactly the same as the first proof because they made a mistake and didn't print the revised file.
The same thing could happen again.
What are the odds?
I don't know. I'd hate to find out that the wrong version got sent to Amazon because I didn't wait to check it.
So either I get the proof tomorrow or I have to decide to gamble and approve it to make my date. OR I wait for the proof to come and miss my publishing deadline.
Can you say: "rock and a hard place?"
I'll know tomorrow. I'll call the publisher and see if it shipped, and if so, when. If it hasn't shipped, I believe that it will make me scream. And then...I'll have to decide if I feel lucky.
AMY A. BARTOL
I'm not a Pepper or the car I drive.
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