The proofs arrived today. Very cool to see Eternal Knight in print, even if it just has a temporary cover on it.
I immediately went to the post office and sent three copies off to my proof readers (THANK YOU!). Hopefully they'll come back with some nice feedback in the next week or so. The proof edits shouldn't take more than a day to knock out once I get the comments back.
My cover is in the oven. I am using CrowdSpring to create it. If you get a chance, check CS out. You offer a reward for the cover design and artists compete to design the best cover for you. It's a really cool concept.
The acknowledgments and about the author are done, so as soon as the cover, the map, and proof comments come back I am in business. May 1st still looks to be a good date for the official book release.
Now I need to focus on marketing. What's the best way to get the word out? That's the question I need to start finding answers to.
And there's another big announcement coming... but you'll have to wait for that one.