Aug 9, 2012

Locked Within Update

It's been a while since I had a proper update on my first novel. I'm thrilled to say that the final version of the book is completed and it has moved on to copy edits. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but I'm hoping for a release in about October/November, all going well.

Every day that passes this starts to feel more and more real and I can't decide if that's exciting or terrifying. For the moment I'm going with both. I've got a lot of work to do for promoting Locked Within so expect to see more posts in the coming weeks.

Locked Within will be out at the start of the real Christmas rush here in Ireland. I don't know exactly how it is in other countries, but in Ireland we have our Christmas products on shelves as early as September, with the real rush to get lights up and stocking up on presents and other neccessities starting in November. This is good because it's the perfect time to get the book into people's Christmas lists.

However, it also means that companies are booking out venues for their office Christmas parties. From about late September places will be advertising their deals for Christmas parties and by November the parties will have started. This makes it crunch time for booking a venue for my launch party. My wife and I are going out to scout some bookstores around Dublin, but we're keeping our eyes open for other suitable locations.

I'm all new to this so it's going to be a learning process. I'm taking help wherever I can find it, so if anyone's got any advice I'd love to hear it!

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  1. Good luck, Paul. I'll be buying a copy, sticking a note up on my blog and letting the old crew from CoH know it's out, when it's out. :)

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    1. That's great, thanks!

      I'll probably be looking into a blog tour, if that's something you'd be interested in hosting at some point after the book is out?

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  2. I'm interested, will see what kind of traffic I'm getting at around that point first though, I wouldn't want to take up your time for low viewings. :)

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    1. If even one person hears about the book who wouldn't have otherwise, it'll be worth the time. :-)

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  3. Good luck with your book. Mine came out in March Kindle version and paperback in June. Still thrilled each time I hold the book in my hands. May you have every success. Barb

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    1. Thank you! I get giddy at the thought of having an actual copy in my hands.

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  4. So excited!!!! Can't wait to see it in print. Been watching the trailer develop and I'm so invested in your story now. instead of living vicariously I'm being artistic vicariously :) Good luck!!!!! I hope they fly off the shelves

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    1. Thanks Trish! Can't wait to see the final trailer.

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