Friday, 8 February 2013
This weekend, I will start compiling the entries and deciding on a running order. Originally, I was going to randomise the entries in the interests of fairness, but I've gone off that idea. I would like the anthology to go through peaks and troughs, heavier stuff interspersed with some of the lighter flash fiction. I've sent out emails to all contributors asking for bios to attach to the pieces, and a title where one was not apparent. Many, if not most have already replied - thank you! In some cases, the title appeared to be in the post title, so I've taken that - feel free to correct me if this is wrong.
I hope to release the book by late February, early March at the latest. I still have one contributor who couldn't make the deadline but will get her piece to me next week. It would be hugely appreciated if you would be able to help spread the word on launch day, or any time during that week. Once I've confirmed a date I will post another linky list in order to sign up.
One date that is confirmed is my "real world" book launch to be held in Carluke Library in my own town on Saturday 16th March! I ummed and ahhed about doing this (being mortally afraid of speaking in public), but in the end decided it really would be a good idea to build interest in the local area, especially as our local paper is already following Andrew's story. I'll be organising materials for the launch soon - posters, bookmarks. One problem is the lack of physical copies, as this is an Amazon book. I'm thinking of just ordering a small number of paperbacks from CreateSpace once it's released and having them at the launch. Does anyone know if there would be any issues with this?
Well, that's about it for now. More updates will come soon. Have an amazing weekend!