Got The Books in for the Author Signing at Romancing The Capitol!

I’m so happy today. My paperbacks for the author signing are here. Three big boxes of books came to my door from Createspace šŸ˜€ Woot! And even better, today I have pictures!

I have updated copies of The Vampire’s Curse, copies of As Cold As Ice, and Proof copies of Arrangement with a Billionaire.

I had to order AWAB so close to the date of the signing that I couldn’t order proper proof copies. I basically had to confirm the book before seeing a physical copy just to make sure I would have 40 copies ready to sign and hand out to readers.

I did this knowing there would be mistakes. There’s a grey bar at the top of the cover, which I only half thought would be there. It should have been cut off, but I was working with Murphey’s Law here, so I figured it would be there. Some of the scene breaks aren’t centered, and there’s an error with the Heroine’s jeans that one awesome Alpha Team member pointed out.

But yeah, these are the unofficial proofs, and I’m making sure readers know that before handing them out. Either way, I’m still stupidly stoked to have these books.

I keep stroking the spines of AWAB like an idiot because it’s just so damned pretty. See for yourself!

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Aren’t they pretty?! I love the grey and red tone of these books, and the red cloudy spine. That tie is something to drool over to. You can see the small grey line at the top of the cover where my finger is pointing, but I still love these. Lol, I almost don’t want to give the copies away because they’re so damned beautiful <3 <3 <3 I still have trouble believing I wrote this big book on Wattpad. It’s so thick. It’s about as thick as The Vampire’s Curse, but the Vampire’s curse has bigger font and is 5.25×8 instead of 5×8

Also, you can’t see it here, but the spines with many copies of AWAB are off centered. I found a couple in the box of forty that looked all right, the one below is an example of one, and for thickness comparison just to show you :) The Vampire’s Curse is 80k words, but has a bigger font, and Arrangement with a Billionaire is 110k words with a smaller font. Making print books is complicated @_@

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The spine error, which you can’t see here, will be fixed in a couple of days. Just have to update the files and let Createspace do their thing, but it’s okay because people at the signing will get these books for Free :) Free is the best word in the dictionary, didn’t you know?

I can’t wait to meet all the authors coming to RTC. Last year I bought a bunch of books, saw and listened to some excellent panels, and this year I did an author interview with a fellow author to get ready for it.

I have no idea how I’m going to fit all these books and the water bottles into my car so I can get to the signing. Lol. I might have to make two trips.

Are you going to Romancing The Capital? Have you been to any romance signings? They’re awesome, I’d love to know what you think of them šŸ˜€

Cheers!

~Mandy

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11 thoughts on “Got The Books in for the Author Signing at Romancing The Capitol!

  1. Please send me the starter library–it never came!
    I’m so glad you’re going to your first convention as an author, with pretty new books to give away (signed), even if they aren’t perfect. They are beautiful because you wrote them, they have your name on them and your words in them and you are giving them to people who will be glad to have them and read them. And who knows, those imperfect copies may be collector’s items later, especially because they aren’t perfect! You aren’t a perfect writer (no one is), and you will get better and better with each book (especially if you study a little grammar on the side–Grammar for Dummies, or some such to help you master the basics. That should do it. The rest of it is your writing skills, and since you’ve been wanting to write for such a long time, I’m sure your skills will grow like magic to match your desires. You ARE an author–now act like it! Just take it one step at a time, one day at a time, one story at a time, and soon a decade will have passed. Don’t believe it? Just you wait! Focus on the now, and everything else will take care of itself. Just make sure it was worth it. Write the best you can, love the best you can, and live the best you can. Leave a legacy worth reading.

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