Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Keeping you in suspenders*

Oh yes, there was something else happened last week that I gave you a sneak peek of but have neglected to return to...

On Monday afternoon, the minute I'd unloaded the car, I skedaddled across to the Post Office
with extremities crossed. The Postal Fairy was with me big time as not only was a package from Blurb waiting for me, there was a good friend propping up the other end of the counter who had time for coffee, share in the unveiling and help document the occasion in true bloggy style.

How restrained I was, in letting her take the plastic wrapoffandhavefirstlook?But, soon enough I had it back on my side of the table
and was, generally, well pleased.Now I have to make a few corrections, buy an ISBN, arrange CIP (although I'm tempted to just do it myself) and then donate a copy in The National Library**.(This is actually the Dickson Public Library, but you get the idea!)

Oh, and then it'll be available for sale. Another friend is demanding a book launch. Which will be a bit odd as there'll only be one copy of the book to launch: unless I make it the date far enough away in time that anyone local who wants to buy one can and then bring it along...

(*Old family saying)
(** Sorry can't take that seriously)

8 comments:

m1k1 said...

ME ME ME. I want one. Of course. And I'm always up for a book launch, even if it means me sitting here with my champagne while the rest of you do it in style in Canberra. Live video streaming should be a piece of cake for you. Yes. There should be cake AND champagne. And chocolate. And asparagus and ...

Olivia said...

How lovely! I can almost smell the new book smell.

Krista Chesal said...

Yes please, one for me too! And this is a great excuse to have champagne and cake. Count me in! :)

Modern MC said...

Congrats! I really liked what I saw in your preview. Anyone can buy the book once you have that ISBN, right? Would be cool to make a volume series out of all the pictures in the Flickr group...I toast from overseas!

Taphophile said...

ahem. ACT Heritage Library - x 2 (stack and Local Author Showcase). Just saying. Well done.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Modern MC: You don't actually need an ISBN to see the book as far as I'm aware but the Librarian in me can't coneive a book without an ISBN.

Taph: Had the Heritage Library down for one (sorry didn't mention it) but will now make that two.

All: Am thinking of a "launch" at Cockington Green ( http://www.cockingtongreen.com.au/ ): they'll do moonlit tours if more than 40 people *ahem* book...

studioseven said...

TSS,
Congrats, congrats, congrats! I really enjoyed what I saw in the preview as well. This is long overdue so I'm so glad you decided to do it. You should be very, very proud.

Incidentally, I just went through this process myself...ISBN number purchases, Library of Congress number assignment with donated copy, and copyright registration. My book (http://iiigifts.com) has nothing to do with our love of miniatures like yours does but the process is basically the same. I agree, you want an ISBN to make it all official.

I'll break out my champaign glass as well...cheers!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the book! Haven't checked in on your blog for ages.... but so glad I did as you've been up to lots of fab miniature scenes.

By the way, isn't the Dickson Library the only one worth bothering with? I could just sit there for hours drooling over Enrico's architecture alone...