13 thoughts on “Yippee!

  1. Congrats! And what appears to be a trade discount! I wonder if an author discussing a published book is akin to an actor discussing a film s/he shot two years ago. I hope you will not grow tired of it.

    What is the cover going to look like?

  2. Wow, that’s great! Congratulations! And those are such nice quotes for the book jacket, too – that must feel good!

    …So are you going to be one of those profs who assigns his or her own book for class reading?

  3. Ugh, no! The two times I gave any of my students anything of mine to read, I gave it (1) to an individual, who happened to be writing directly about something I’d written about, and (2) very apologetically, saying “you really don’t have to read this if you don’t want to.” I find something about assigning my own stuff really creepy.

    But of course that hasn’t stopped me from using my textbook in my Literary Interpretation class this semester.

    (Oh, yeah, did I mention that my textbook is out?)

  4. Oh, yeah, and thanks, all!

    I don’t know what the cover’s going to look like yet, Matt, but my editor and I were looking at some really cool images of broken and modified tv sets. She liked this one; I was pretty partial to this one. But we’ll see.

  5. Good answer. I definitely used to get bitter at profs who made us buy and read their stuff, because a) it was like making us give them money (not much, but it’s the principle of the thing), and b) if it sucks (and sometimes it does!), you can’t say anything about it.

    Congrats on your textbook, by the way. It looks like a cool concept, and I think there are enough editors to make it acceptable assigned reading for your class 🙂

  6. I’m fairly sure that I’ll love reading this — but I’m certain that I’d love far more reading an engaging story that blurs the lines between fiction and non-fiction on how that book came to be published.

    Congratulations! Now write something for the NYT bestseller list!

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