Saturday, November 29, 2008
This last week I received the advance reader copies (ARCs) for my upcoming novel, Living With Your Kids Is Murder. My publisher sends these to reviewers and provides me with additional copies that I can distribute to local newspapers and other reviewers I know. This is always an exciting time to have an early copy of a book in hand. The published book with be hardcover but the ARC is trade paperback size. Over the color cover picture is an overlay stating, “Advance uncorrected proof—not for sale.” Still ARCs do show up on Ebay. I guess some reviewers try to sell them or pass them on to other people who try to sell them. In any case, I now have something more concrete in hand, still awaiting the official publication in April, 2009.