Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Galleys Have Arrived


By Amy MacKinnon

Yay!!! And if you haven't checked out my web site yet, please stop by and let me know what you think.
Also, I have one extra to give away if anyone is interested.

16 comments:

Larramie said...

Ah, how tempting! How does it feel, Amy?

The Writers' Group said...

Amazing!

gail said...

Yay, Amy!! You look gorgeous!

Therese said...

Hey, I have dibs on that ARE, if you need someplace to send it!

Therese said...

Oh, and the site is fab! Brian does nice work, doesn't he?

Joanne said...

Amy,
It must feel great as you move closer to pub date! The web site is amazing - a touch ethereal, with elegance. Read your excerpt -beautiful, and web site seems to really reflect tone of book. For us newbies, can you explain what happens with the galleys?
~Joanne

The Writers' Group said...

Thank you, Gail!

Therese, I'll send one your way. Only fair since Larramie sent one of SOUVENIR to me. An, yes, Brian is AMAZING! I highly recommend him as a web site designer.

Hi, Joanne, thanks for stopping by. Galleys or ARCs (advanced reader copies) are sent to booksellers to encourage them to order the book; to magazines and newspapers for review/interview purposes; and to other writers for possible endorsement (blurbs). They're sent several months in advance to allow ample timeto fulfill each goal. If you've ever been to the back room of a bookstore or to a book editor's office, you'll see these stacked floor to ceiling. It's a tough old world out there trying to get attention for your beloved book.

Amy

Lisa said...

Argghh...damn my perpetual lateness! If you run across another ARC/ARE, pretty please put my name in the hat :)

Tish Cohen said...

What a fabulous moment for you Amy! You and your book are gorgeous.

The Writers' Group said...

Lisa, I'll see if I can get another one. They're tough to come by!

Thanks, Tish. I've just learned the cover will change. It's the nature of things in this business, isn't it? Speaking of, INSIDE OUT GIRL's cover is fabulous. Spot on. You must be thrilled.

Amy

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

It's all gorgeous, Amy! The website, the picture of you holding your galley. I love it.

And I'm thrilled for you!

The Writers' Group said...

Thank, you, Judy, I love what Brian did with the web site,he's absolutely brilliant and it's terribly exciting to hold a galley. It's all happening so fast!

Amy

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

The cover will change? That's--so interesting. I'd love to know the story. And see the new one

Sigh. I missed the ARC. (Is that like missing the boat?)

Website is terrific. Of course!

thinking of you all..

Carleen Brice said...

Gah! I'm sad to be so late to this party! Amy, congratulations!!!! How exciting!

The Writers' Group said...

Hank, Oh, don't be surprised.

Carleen, you're simply making a grand entrance. Thank you, it is exciting.

Amy

John Elder Robison said...

Woof! That looks great, and you're in an exciting time. Ask them to send me an ARC if they can shake one loose . . .

Are they giving yours out at BEA?

And do you have a tour plan yet?