Wednesday, 11 September 2013

That Sadie Thing sneaks into paperback

So, today was a strange kind of day. I published the paperback version of That Sadie Thing. It kind of just slunk into existence. I was expecting some big display of celebration from Amazon, but there wasn't even a 'Publish Now' button... it just happened.

I got a hug from my mum though, so that was nice. And, I should warn you, if you know her, you will be getting my book as a birthday present!

This is the very excitable picture I posted on Facebook a couple of days ago when the proof copy was delivered!


And this is the copy in close up. Isn't it pretty? I honestly spent half the time I should have been doing the final proof read just flipping through the pages.

Long before POD publishing, I was the person who used to format my Word documents into book size and shape just to see what it would look like. It was a rather surreal experience when I was doing it for real.

And finally, here's a picture to convince you that you really need to buy a copy of this book - just look how good it will look on your book shelf...





53 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Annalisa! There is something special about holding one's own book.

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  2. It does look great on the shelf! Congratulations, just love the pics. :)

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  3. Congratulations! I so love the cover. :)

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    1. It's even more unsettling when it's on my coffee table than when it's a little picture on Amazon, that's for sure!

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  4. Congratulations Annalisa! So exciting and I love the picture of you holding your new book baby!

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    1. Thanks. There could have been many more photos, but for some reason Hubby stopped taking them... I don't know why :-)

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  5. The cover and title are awesome. I hope you sell millions. EXCITING. BTW, Sadie was my grandmothers name. So I love your book before I've even read it.

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    1. I'd settle for half a million, but I love the sentiment, thank you :-) Sadie is a lovely name.

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  6. It really does look great on a shelf. And in your hands. Congratulations!

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  7. Oh how exciting to be holding a solid object... a BOOK.. with your name on it and your cover and your words. You have birthed a book-- congratulations!

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    1. Oh, Julie, your comment sneaked into my spam folder! Thank you :-)

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  8. Woohoo, congratulations, looking good.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. The book looks good too, don't you think? ;-) LOL!!

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  9. Yay! Is there anything so exciting as holding your baby in your hands? Love it!

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    1. Holding my real babies probably edges it... just... But this is amazing!

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  10. Congratulations! This is just a brilliant achievement.

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  11. Wow, that's quite a cover. Congrats on the book in print. Love your photo holding it. And hugs from mum is always good. :-)

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  12. Congrats! Yeah, me putting my Kindle on the shelf just wouldn't be the same thing...though it does have That Sadie Thing on it. It's just that I have 87 books (no joke, and yes, a bit overboard) that I've bought as a result of meeting folks through the A-Z, and I'm trying to read them in the order of purchase...I've probably whined about that before, so if so, sorry. I just wish I had more time in my life for reading. Right now I'm doing more writing...and blogging...and parenting. Sigh.
    Tina @ Life is Good

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    1. Thanks for having Sadie on your Kindle. Wow, I'm amazed at your 87 books though. It's very easy to do when you meet such awesome authors though, isn't it? Ah... time... yes, I could write all my blog posts on that topic!

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  13. Congrats I'd be excited too. I'm still giddy over my cover reveal today for my ebook.

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    1. You've had a great cover reveal, I've seen it everywhere today, and it's lovely!

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  14. Congratulations! I can't wait for that day when I hold my first book in my hands.

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    1. There's nothing quite like it - just be prepared for not everyone to share your enthusiasm. Yes, it's your baby, but it's not as cute and cuddly as a real baby! (Today's top tip based on the exasperated glances of Hubby when I squeal at him for the 1000th time lol)

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  15. Congrats, Annalisa! I can't wait to get my own copy! :D

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  16. Congratulations! So exciting! It came out great :-)

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    1. It really did, Rachel - thank you so much for all your help.

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  17. Congratulations! They're all great stories and worthy of being paperbacked. ~Miriam

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    1. Thank you so much Miriam - I'm glad you liked them :-)

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  18. Hi Annalisa - congratulations ... so pleased for you and now you've done one - your future books will be easier and easier ... so pleased for you and I do prefer to read a book ...

    Cheers for now - and enjoy the autumn now your book is in print ... Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary. Although now it's published, I have a whole other heap of worries... it never ends :-)

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  19. Congratulations. Paper is just so satisfying. That cover is so rich. It looks good on kindle, but it must be awesome in "real life." I wish you many sales, plus you can autograph a paperback - have you been practicing your signature?
    Have fun and many more books to come.

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    1. Thank you Joanne :-) I've had a little autograph practise when I did a book signing with Kyra Lennon - she signed her books and I signed postcards!

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  20. How wonderful!!!! I want one! And I know exactly where to go to get one...

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    1. Sooo...not yet available in America or am I just insane and can't find it?

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    2. Can't believe I didn't put the links in the post - how bad at marketing am I??

      It's here. Elizabeth
      http://www.amazon.com/That-Sadie-Thing-other-stories/dp/1492218855/

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  21. Congratulations! At least the bloggers are making some noise! And hugs are good too :)

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  22. Huge congrats... I'm so excited for you. It's a great feeling indeed:)

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    1. Thanks Tania, it really is! I'm just waiting for a few copies to arrive to I can convince my local indie bookshop they really want to stock my book! Fingers crossed.

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    1. Without much of a fuss at all - I'm making more of a fuss of her now though! Thank you :-)

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