Whilst having a publishing contract is all kinds of awesome, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of seeing your book in physical form at last. Sad to say I haven’t laid hands on a copy quite yet, but at least I now know they exist!
Yes, a batch of ARCs (advance reading copies) arrived in the Angry Robot offices last week, mine amongst them. You can see The Alchemist of Souls there in the top left corner, in excellent company with several other titles from Angry Robot’s spring catalogue. The selection of covers just goes to show the diversity of books on offer, as well as the awesome design skills of Marc Gascoigne and the various cover artists (clockwise from top left): Larry Rostant, Amazing15, Joey Hifi and Nick Castle.
This first batch of ARCs has already gone out to reviewers, so I’m both excited and anxious to see what they make of my fledgling efforts. Obviously I think it’s pretty damned good, but no book is ever perfect and in any case you can’t appeal to all tastes. Regardless of how it’s received, I can’t wait to take delivery of my sample copies and show them off!
Fancy getting your hands on one of my ARCs?
You have approximately 36 hours to come up with an awesome caption to the cartoon I contributed to the Angry Robot “12 Days of Christmas” blog series. Closing date is tomorrow, Wednesday 21st December.
Update: Congratulations to the winner, Fatihah Iman (aka Psychomacologist), whose entry hit just the right note of sexy geek humour to have me spluttering over my Mac keyboard