Today is the official release day of my second novel, Quantum Coin! By now it should be in your local Barnes & Noble and hopefully some independent bookstores in North America as well, and it’s available via many online e-tailers. The Kindle edition is out in the U.S., and the Nook edition should follow by the end of the month.
Thank you once again to Altered Fluid, JAbberwocky Literary Agency, Pyr Books, and especially to my friends and family who have supported and tolerated me talking about these books and making myself scarce to write them over the years. Glad that’s over now, huh?*
And if you’re in the Greater Philadelphia area, there are a few events this week where I will be signing books with many other YA authors. Tonight I’ll be at Arcadia University; Thursday I’ll be at my local independent, Big Blue Marble; and on Friday you can catch us at Children’s Book World in Haverford, PA. Check my events page for all the details.
*Not quite over, but I will talk about them less often from now on. Probably.
Pardon the radio silence around here lately. The quirks of publishing schedules often means that while you’re promoting your first book, you’re also working under a deadline on the second one. Lots of great things have been going on with Fair Coin in the last few weeks, but I had to shift gears and focus on revising Quantum Coin. (More on that later.) Fittingly, I turned in the manuscript to my editor on Leap Day–on schedule–and now I can start catching up on everything I’ve had to shove aside in the meantime. So much to do.
The biggest news is that even though the print and electronic publication date for Fair Coin is March 6th (less than a week!), some lucky folks have already received their pre-orders and you can even find it in some Barnes & Nobles stores right now. Thank you to everyone who has already picked it up and said kind words about it or sent me pictures of themselves with my book. This is already such an incredible experience for me, the best of my writing career so far. Reviews are starting to roll in, and so far I couldn’t be happier with the response. I’ll share some of those reviews and interviews here in the next few days and weeks, but if you’re curious, please drop in on the book’s Facebook page for the latest updates, and take a moment to like it: http://www.facebook.com/flipthecoin
To make publication day even more of an event, I’m hosting another giveaway on Goodreads as a kind of countdown to March 6. The prize for two randomly selected winners is a signed hardcover of Fair Coin. Click on over and enter. Tell your friends and enemies!
And in case you’ve missed it, here’s the book trailer what I made for Fair Coin. I had a lot of fun putting it together, and it came out almost exactly the way I had imagined. (Even if it took more work than I’d imagined.) I’m not sure how effective book trailers are, even though I have a little side business editing them, but I think they work best when they tease the book without showing readers too much. What do you think of this one or book trailers in general? Do they influence your decision to check out a book at all?