Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holidays and Publishing Biz

Yep, it's the holidays, so what am I doing?  Working on the next books coming out.  That was, of course, after getting Q3 royalties out to the authors, editors and artists, and looking in despair at my own writing.  My managing editor and I have taken to sending each other emails even though we sit less than 5 feet from each other in our great room about the current books.  Not that we aren't talking; we just have to have things in writing so no one goes nuts over something misinterpreted.

I've been finishing the final print format for 2012: Midnight at Spanish Gardens.  The print formats for Modern Sorcery and Spanish Gardens required a crash course in Adobe InDesign and there have been some long nights into the wee hours of the morning where I was pretty sure that pounding my head into the monitor would've been a good thing.  Modern Sorcery had some format goofs we caught, so it is in the final proof.  But they're both off at the printers and almost ready for purchase.  Yay!

On the new book side, we have two books in January!  One, the Anthology, The Feather's Edge, edited by Deborah Ross, is a collection of new swashbuckling stories by Kari Sperring, Tanith Lee, Sherwood Smith, among other notable fantasy authors.  The other is Embers of Heaven, by Alma Alexander, the sequel to her bestselling novel, The Secrets of Jin-shei.  I'll let you know when those come out.

In the meantime, I hope you had a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Solstice, Happy Kwanza, or whatever you celebrate, or don't.  Be sure to have a safe and happy new year.  

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