I was planning to post about the 2008 bestseller list


But hey, something else came up. What was it, you ask?


Why, it’s the advanced reader’s editions of my book!

Holy crap! I am holding my first book in my hand and I am walking on air. When I took them out of the envelope, I was stunned to see that they had covers on them. I don’t know why I assumed they’d have plain covers like those stacks of books I saw that time at The Strand, but I just stared and stared at it.

And I thought Christ! It’s huge!

I seriously thought it was the biggest mass market paperback I’d ever seen, and I had to compare it to the books on my shelf to convince myself it was the normal size.

Oh, hey! Wanna see the whole cover?

Child of Fire All Cover

It’s a little hard to read that text, but if you want to read the back cover text, check out this larger version of the file. It’s three copies of the book photocopied together, but I’m not tearing one apart for my blog. At that link you can see the blurbs from Jim Butcher, Terry Rossio and Sherwood Smith, and the back cover copy, too.

And now I’m going to bed. I have a scene to revise tomorrow, and suddenly it doesn’t feel daunting at all.


2 thoughts on “I was planning to post about the 2008 bestseller list

  1. Betsy Mitchell

    Congrats, and welcome again to Del Rey! We don’t do very many four-color advanced reader’s editions, FYI. So feel proud.

    Now get back to work. :-) Your readers await.

  2. I work! I work!

    And thanks for letting me know because… pride? Is that what this feeling is? How strange and new this is to me!

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