Well, this is a first! Because of the pre-order page I set up on Amazon, the release date for the e-book is locked in for the 17th of August. Those of you who aren’t new to these parts know how I usually release my e-books. I set a date, beat that target by a week or more, and then surreptitiously press the “publish” button when no one is looking. I don’t announce anything, just wait for the book to be discovered, and then go crawl under a rock while the reviews pour in, fearing they’re all going to be brutal.
I’m not able to do that this time! Which means the physical edition is going to catch up with the digital edition. In fact, I’m expecting to see the first boxes of books hit my stoop around the 7th of August. I’m going to pounce on these like they’re a box of cupcakes and get them out the door to you as swiftly as I can (mind the slobber).
That means many of you (if you are in the U.S.) will find that your paperback copy of DUST arrives before the book is even out. And if that ain’t cool, I don’t know what is. It won’t be a huge difference, though, so no complaining from the Kindle-only crowd. You all have typically had two or three week head starts on the paperback people. About time they had something go their way.
I ordered extra copies of both the Gorgeous Edition (the yellowish cover up there at the top of my website and on the sidebar) and the Ugly Edition (which can be ordered right here). Any order made before Wednesday or Thursday should go out with the first batch. And I’m going to livestream my mom and I signing all of these books and packing them up, so if there’s any embarrassing questions you have for her, jot them down and have them ready.