Although the official publication date for my new book is October 1, advance copies are beginning to find their way into the hands of readers, which is terribly exciting.
There are lots of options at this point, even though Amazon.com won’t ship books until the official publication date.
This weekend, while in the Press 53 office, I signed all the copies that were pre-ordered, and those were shipped out this morning. Your copy should be arriving soon! (I also signed a lot of other copies, so you can still order a signed copy from the Press.)
Several bookstores in the area where I live have copies for sale, including The Sacred Circle, BookWorks, and Over The Moon. Other area stores will be getting copies soon.
A friend of mine in New Hampshire ordered a copy through his local independent store and he’s received it already. You could try that, too–support me and your Indie Store at the same time!
Or you could come to my book launch party this Wednesday night at the Darjeeling Cafe. Copies will be available for purchase!
Or, you could go to the book’s page on this website and order a signed/personalized copy directly from me: What the Zhang Boys Know. (My first book also has a page and you can also order a copy of that book from me: In an Uncharted Country.)
Or, if you have great patience, you could wait until October 1 and order from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. I’ll remind you.
Congratulations Cliff. If you have the time, for a future blog post, I’d love to read about the process of collating the stories (I believe they’re related), whether they were written with a collection in mind, and how much editing your editors did. I write stories, and have been edited just once, and found the process very helpful, so I’m always eager how to read other people’s experiences, and if they were lightly edited or not. Editors can be really valuable when it comes to improving the work, but the impression one gets these days is that editors do less editing than they once may have done!
Thank you. That’s a good idea for a blog post. I’ll probably do something along those lines pretty soon.