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November 1st, 2010

book and glasses

A book of essays - a little more detail...

So, then. The book.

Why? When? What? How?...

The idea has been bouncing around in the back of my brain for some time - in the age of "status updates" and Twitter, a long and thoughtful essay on a blog is kind of getting left behind in favour of the quicker info fix on the net. A few bytes, here and there, as opposed to long and langourous entries which take time to write, time to read, and a certain frame of mind (I guess) to appreciate and enjoy. I've been actively blogging on LJ alone for five and a half years now, elsewhere for proportionally less (and a new Halloweenish-themed essay went up on StorytellersUnplugged on the 30th, by the way, for those of you who keep track...), and I had a good solid cache of things I had written about in the blogosphere; there were other essays, some of which appeared in a webzine of some description or another, unaffiliated with any given actual blog site; there were a handful of essays which I had written and which had never been published anywhere... as yet. So there was plenty of material to work with. In fact, when I winnowed my main blogs alone - LJ, StorytellersUnplugged, SFNovelists, RedRoom - I came up with an amount of material which came to more than 120 000 words. I knew I had a book here. Perhaps even a series of them.

And from there, we started thinking practicalitiesCollapse )

The first batch of ordered books are packed up and ready to be sent out - but orders are still open, of course - just go here and follow those instructions. Any orders received by the first week of December are GUARANTEED for Christmas delivery. Orders will not CLOSE then - the book will remain available - but just bear in mind the increased postal load and possible delays if you want a copy to arrive in time to be unwrapped on Christmas morning...