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My book's official release date

Dear Mr.* Arts:

Glad you liked it! The official release date of your book is 06-25-05 (although it will be available sooner than that).

Your book will be sent to our printers next Monday. From there, it generally takes between 3-6 weeks for the first copies to print, then you will receive your author copies. Your book will post on the PublishAmerica site soon after it goes to the printers. Pre-release letters will be sent, and your book can be pre-ordered for delivery as soon as they are printed.

PublishAmerica provides a cover picture and other pertinent information to the online stores, such as B&N and Amazon. These online stores often have a backlog, so it will be several weeks before you will see your book posted on these sites.

Any further questions you may have, please direct to our author support team at (their email address).

Thank You,
Cover Designer
(Her email address)

* "Mr." Ick! >:-P

EDIT: This was in response to my okaying the new cover.


( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 22nd, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
Eh? o.O Do they not get it?

That's like talking to a voice on a tape recorder u.u
Apr. 22nd, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
I don't understand your confusion.
Apr. 23rd, 2005 10:33 am (UTC)
You said you hated the cover, and they said, "Glad you liked it!"
Apr. 23rd, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
I hated the old one, with the green and the picture of the woman. I liked the second one they came up with after I complained. See that second one here:
Apr. 26th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)

I need to check out Publish America when I'm ready to publish something. Good deal; all free and they even work with B&N and Amazon.
Apr. 27th, 2005 11:11 am (UTC)
Um... if your book is at least 80 thousand words long, I don't reccommend publishing with Publish America. Too much hassle and I think they cheat their authors by not reporting all sales. LOTS of people have complained about them. And just because they like your book isn't a guarantee that it's great... ever heard of Havana Nights by Travis Tea?
Apr. 27th, 2005 11:59 am (UTC)
Hmm will have to research into them.

Nope, never heard of that book.
Apr. 27th, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC)
Apr. 27th, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
That... that is the first time I've ever heard anyone use 'ferret' for positive means...
Apr. 27th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
"Ferret"??? I don't understand what you mean.
Apr. 27th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
Funny thing about Travis Tea, he's fictional... the story is that Publish America was saying that science fiction isn't real fiction because its characters and plots have no depth (yeah, whatever) and the science fiction writers of America got pissed off, naturally, and worked together to write "Atlanta Nights." They submitted it to Publish America, and it was accepted! It almost got published until Publish America found out it was a hoax. But it met its objective... prove that Publish America don't know what they're talking about, because they have no taste.

Of course, I only found this out a few months ago.
Apr. 27th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)
No depth?!?! Those... they... Babylon 5... Star Trek... bastards... I'll... grrr.
Apr. 27th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
They don't know jack crap, obviously.
Apr. 27th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, I see what you mean now.
Apr. 27th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
This is what Publish America actually said:

As a rule of thumb, the quality bar for sci-fi and fantasy is a lot lower than for all other fiction... [science fiction authors] have no clue about what it is to write real-life stories, and how to find them a home... [science fiction] writers who erroneously believe that SciFi, because it is set in a distant future, does not require believable storylines, or that Fantasy, because it is set in conditions that have never existed, does not need believable every-day characters.
Apr. 27th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
Re: See?
Publish America are evil bitches. I wonder why sci-fi is so popular... hmmm...

That's how I like to write myself actually. Characters and stories that most people can't relate to. I like to shock people's systems into something new, to open their minds. If one has an imagination and an un-narrowed mind then one can see (possible) reality in everything.
Apr. 27th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
Re: See?
*Can't* relate to?

Cool, shocking people. Me too.

Actually, if I think about it, your comment defines me, too. After all, the main character of my novel is not human.
Apr. 27th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
Re: See?
Can't generally relate to. Because most people would be of a different state of mind and way of life than some of my characters and story-lines.

The hard part though is atrracting to masses to such characters. That is, after all, my intent.
Apr. 28th, 2005 09:16 am (UTC)
Re: See?
I can understand that. I do that a lot.
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