Christmas in March
Like I mentioned in the publication process post, these came (page proofs):
And then, a few days later, these showed up:
I believe these are called “book plates.” I’m not sure. They are prints of the actual cover that will be used on the First Edition print. I love the paper they used, it’s sort of rough textured, and it will have what’s called “French flaps.” I would “squee” here but I’ve sworn off the use of “squee.”
Then, a few days after those arrived, this heavy box showed up with these inside:
Again, no one emailed me to say, “hey, your galleys (Advance Reader Copies, or ARCS) are on the way! What a surprise it was to open the box, and see a stack of these!
Time to pull out the pictures of how I felt: