Friday, May 17, 2013

Almost There

Is it silly to be so excited to see my novel in real book form since I simply published it myself?  Because it still feels pretty cool.
I got the first proof in the mail a week ago and discovered the margins and spacing were not what I'd expected at all, so I made adjustments and ordered another.  This one I went through and located final typos, etc., uploaded the new file, and approved the final copy.

And essentially hit "Publish" and now it's out there in the world.

So without any fanfare, sitting at my laptop this morning, I launched my first novel.  Crazy.  I will do some kind of formal announcement in another couple of weeks when the ebook version comes out, but in the meantime you can buy a physical copy at the CreateSpace estore and it should be available on Amazon in a week.  It's the same price either place (which I didn't select, $11.05 was the minimum option for a paperback of that size for some reason) but I make about twice the royalties (meaning around $4 instead of $2) at CreateSpace.  I have no idea why.

This is exciting!  And, um...terrifying.  But most of all, it's done.  For better or for worse I can put this book behind me and move on to the next one.  And now that I am in charge of this process myself I believe I can roll that book out sometime next year.

In the meantime, if you like my writing, buy my book!  (And if you spot any typos I missed just don't tell me because it's DONE I tell you.  DONE!)

(And if you want to read it but don't want to be sad just email me and I'll tell you on which page to stop and we can live in happy denial that I write sad stories.)

UPDATE:  Now available on Amazon!  You can even read an excerpt there.

28 comments:

  1. The cover is gorgeous! A huge congratulations on being so motivated. I look forward to the rest!

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  2. Too late...I'm already sad ;o)

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    1. But after a good cry you get to see your name in the back of the book in the acknowledgments section, so there's a plus!

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  3. Congratulations, Kory!

    I don't see any egregious typos on the cover, but I do notice a rather large, specular reflection.

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  4. Congratulations! Can't wait to read it next week!

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  5. Congratulations, Korinthia! That's awesome.

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    1. Crazy you. You just want to admire your name in the acknowledgments section over and over, huh?

      (Thanks, Barrett! For everything.)

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  7. Congratulations!!!
    You can't change anymore? I thought on CreateSpace you could still make small changes, like correct typos...
    So jealous!
    Kaat

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    1. I can change it a billion times (and did) up until I hit "approve" but I think after that it gets complicated to alter content. Don't know. Looking forward at this point, and not back! I've decided to declare any flaws left in the book "charming."

      (Now it's your turn! Get your book out there so I can buy a copy!)

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  8. Congratulations!! Can't wait to read it. Will it be available for Kindle as well?

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    1. Thanks, Jane! And thanks especially for the recommendation about BookBaby. They are doing the ebook conversion and distribution, so the Kindle version (and every other ebook version) should be available in the coming weeks. They are an easy company to work with, so again, thanks for letting me know they're out there!

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  9. Congratulations!! How thrilling to see your name in print! :o)

    Um, what kind of sad are we talking here? I enjoy a good cathartic cry, however, sometimes I just can't handle sad. :oS (If you could please email me at rachael.davis@cox.net and let me know that would be wonderful).

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    1. This book is probably not for you--will email shortly with details.

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  10. Congratulations! I am so proud of you and can't wait to read. I love your prose writing so much I can't wait to read your fiction. The little blurb you published once was great so I'm sure the whole book rocks!

    Woohoo!!!

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    1. Thanks Peg! But I'm concerned it might be too sad. You've dealt with enough sad. Email me if you want to avoid some sections.

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    2. I can handle the sad. I actually like the cathartic cries. I ordered the book and expect it on Tuesday. I'm still going to suggest it for book club :)

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    3. Thanks! If the book club wants to Skype me I'd be happy to participate.

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  11. I'm very excited about this! I would like to purchase an ebook copy for my nook, so please email me when it comes available. Also, I haven't the slightest clue what its about, so maybe you can also email me a brief description? I can't WAIT to read it!

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    1. Should be available for nook in about a week.

      The blurb on the back of the book reads:

      What would happen if the one person you needed most did the one thing you couldn't forgive? When Maddie's best friend causes an accident, it shatters her world in a way she can't repair. "Almost There" explores the life of a mother in her thirties and her relationships with her best friend, husband, children, and herself, and considers the different levels of love necessary to form a complete life.

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  12. Congratulatiosn Kory! can't wait to get my hands on one.

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    1. You can get it signed by both the author and the cover artist!

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  13. Congratulations!! I am SO impressed and inspired.

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    1. If you ever decide to go this route with your book I'd be happy to talk about it anytime.

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  14. So so happy for you Korinthia! Huge congrats. I know what a massive undertaking that is, all while raising kids, writing here, making a living. You should be so proud.

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  15. Huge congratulations, I am in awe of anyone who can write a novel, such a triumph!

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