Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Almost A Proper Book

Last Wednesday was a bit of a special day for me. I'd just got home from work when there was a knock at the door, and I opened it to find the postman standing there with a large padded envelope. My reaction? I tore it from his hands, grinning like a maniac, saying 'I've been waiting for these!'

I'm sure he thought I was completely mad. But I make no apologies. For this is what was inside that envelope…


Proof copies of ACID (or ARCs – Advance Reader Copies – as they're known in the US)!

Aren't they gorgeous? This isn't the final cover – I'm hoping to reveal that before the end of the year – but it's so striking. I love it! It feels slightly surreal that, 19 years after deciding I wanted to be a writer, almost 5 years after first writing this story, and 16 months after it sold to Random House, ACID is almost a proper book. A book that people are going to read. Yikes. I think I might go and hide under the bed for a while…

Plus, I have a new publication date! ACID will now be available from 25th April 2013, which means there's just over 5 months to go. Double yikes.  

Don't forget, if you're a blogger, bookseller, reviewer or librarian who would like to request a proof copy of ACID, you can do so via the form on my website, or via the page at the top of this blog.

28 comments:

  1. Oh joy - what a great day for you! (Sorry, can't resist a party, so am having a little dance round the kitchen to celebrate!)

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    1. Thank you, Jo! I'll join you in a bit of dancing. :D

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  2. How exciting!! Can you believe it's for real yet?

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    1. Not quite, Mary! It still feels like a dream half the time… (a VERY nice dream!)

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  3. Oh they're gorgeous, well done! *skips off to try and scrounge a proof copy*

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    1. Thank you, Joey! Fingers crossed you get one. :)

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  4. Fantastic. I'm so pleased for you. Not long now and it will be sitting on the shelves, beckoning new readers.

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  5. Yippee! The ARCs look luvverly! And not only are we U.S. ed-sibs with similar named MCs, we're April sistahs too!

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    1. Thanks, Kit – and yay for being April sibs!

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  6. Yey! Getting closer. I like this cover, do you know what the proper one is like?

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    1. I might just have seen a rough… but I'm sworn to secrecy for now. Sorry!

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  7. Looks amazing already! Can't wait to buy one... Whoop!

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  8. It looks fab, Emma. Congratulations big time! If your posty is the same as mine, he'll be used to the excitement. He probably thought "Oh gawd, it's another one of THEM!"

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  9. Fantastic! They look gorgeous Em, you must be so pleased.

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I really am. Can't wait to see YOUR proofs!

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  10. What a great day... I bet you're still hugging them all!! Quite right too.
    Hope Postie's recovered!

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    1. Thank you, Alison! I am! :D And I'm sure he has…

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  11. They're beautiful, Emma! I can't wait to see your final cover! Here's to April 2013 release dates (mine's April 2)!!!

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  12. Emma, I just got my ARC's too! So exciting! There's really nothing like finally holding a copy of your book in your hands!

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    1. Yay, Nancy! It is SO exciting, isn't it? :D

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