After all of our work, the book is a reality. I received advanced copies earlier this week. The rest of them have been sent to the distribution warehouse. I can’t really explain how exciting it was to actually hold a physical copy of the book in my hands, to flip through the pages and see all of the work we put into it in real book form. Nothing will ever surpass the feeling of when my son was born, but holding Crumbling Walls in my hands definitely comes in second. What a rush?!?
Of course, getting to this point was the easy part. Now comes the real hard work. Getting the book noticed among the sea of other books out there. I have no doubt in my mind that what we put out there is high quality, especially considering our inexperience. I have no doubt that our story is worth taking the time to read. I believe whole-heartedly that if people read Crumbling Walls they, like everyone else who has read it to this point, will be happy and eagerly awaiting the second book in the series. We just need to find creative ways to get the word out there and convince enough people to read it that word of mouth and inertia will take us the rest of the way.
With that being said, the book is now available for pre-order on barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com. For all of you waiting for the print edition, now is your chance to go order it. It will start to be shipped on June 1st, but order quickly. This initial print run is small and, hopefully, will justify a larger second printing. Just imagine, when this does take off and become huge, you could say, “I was there at the beginning. I have one of the few books from the first print run.” How exciting would that be?!?