Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Real Books on My Doorstep!

They're here! My first shipment of Dragonfriend paperbacks arrived this week in all of their two-box, back-breaking glory. This order is primarily destined for the folks who helped me get the book published -- beta readers, etc. and the backers of my Kickstarter project. I'm also setting aside a few copies for the local school libraries, signings, and long-time "book friends."

I know the whole eBook thing is all the rage with the kids these days, but we here at the Novel Project (meaning me and Lizzy, the Border Terrier) love the heft and feel of holding a "real" book in our hands/paws. Right, Lizzy?

"Yeah, right, whatever."

Elsewhere in the news, there's still time to enter my Goodreads Dragonfriend giveaway (20 days a/o 11/23) so, if you haven't already done so, head on over and sign up. Five lucky entrants have a chance of being plucked out the the scrum by a soulless Goodreads algorithm.

Finally, a very Happy Thanksgiving is wished for the folks here in the States. To everyone else, may I heartily recommend the roast turkey dinner? Mmm.


Stacy S. Jensen said...

Very happy your book arrived! Enjoy this moment. I had an essay published and I thought my head would explode when I received my copies. I can't imagine a book entirely of your own work. What a wonderful feeling/1

Roger Eschbacher said...

Thanks, Stacy. It's neat, isn't it? I can't imagine ever getting over that feeling!

Keith Robinson said...

Love the doggie picture and caption!

I posted a review on Amazon just now, so hopefully it will show up shortly.

Can't wait for Giant Killer!

Roger Eschbacher said...

Thanks, Keith. She's a really sweet dog who's obviously very tolerant of "dress-up silliness.

Thanks for the review, too!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Yay for real books!

Trisha said...

I've only ever seen proof copies of my (unpublished) stories so far, but part of me can imagine how great you must have felt opening that box! The book's looking great!

Roger Eschbacher said...

Thanks, Chris!

Trisha -- You bet I did! And thanks for the compliment on the book's appearance. I'm very happy with how it turned out.

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