Samiha’s Song author copies here!

My ten author copies of ‘Samiha’s Song’ arrived yesterday! Which, needless to say, makes me one very happy camper. May there never be a time this sort of thing leaves me unmoved…

I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. ~Benjamin Disraeli

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15 Responses to Samiha’s Song author copies here!

  1. Gillian says:

    It’s so wonderful :). And it hasn’t got stale for me yet, if that helps. The moment when you pick up that first copy is sheer magic.

    • MaryV says:

      Glad to hear it. I get very giddy… start desperately combing the book for editing errors… inevitably find them… decide I don’t care… jump up and down… can’t work…

      • Gillian says:

        I don’t look inside the book for errors. I did with Illuminations and decided that it’s not a wise thing to read one’s own book when published. I just admire it. The other thing I don’t do is open it wide enough to crack the spine – when a friend’s husband did that to my last author copy of something I just wanted to cry.

        I collected all the copies of Life Through Cellophane, because they were delivered to Conflux. Boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes. That was a particular moment, too.

        I guess this means that each book has its own life, which explains why it’s always magic to get the first finished ones.

        • MaryV says:

          You’re very wise not to look for errors.

          Is it just me or do books crack more easily at the spine now than they used to? Maybe its because I’m a paaaaaaperback wriiiiiitahhhh…

          • Gillian says:

            They do. It’s how they’re contructed.

            I’m not saying “NO, not the song!” I’m thinking it, though.

  2. Deb says:

    I can’t wait!!

  3. Woot, once again Mary we have only one copy left of your first one and people asking where is the second!! We expect our Harper New Releases to come in 25-27th of Jan.

    I just hope I get to have that experience hahaha, It would be freaky say I do get published and I open boxes to price and put out and OMG my book is there. I’m not sure if I want to use a different last name haha go incognito, then my customers can’t find me to say they hated it hahaha. Maybe an E name as its eye level on the selves.

    • MaryV says:

      That’s fantastic Tarran! Music to my ears.

      It will indeed be wonderful the day you unpack and shelve your own titles… how many of us can boast of that? Super stuff.

  4. Helen Lowe says:

    Congtatulations Mary–I’m very much looking foward to the read.

    • MaryV says:

      Thank you Helen! 🙂
      And you know I’m looking forward to yours, too… though, rather worryingly, I’m going to have yet another book out before I can congratulate you properly on Wall 2. (I feel like one of those mothers who produces a seemingly endless string of children, to the consternation of saner friends and relatives…)

  5. Tarran says:

    Sorry for anything mis spelt in my last reply. Sometimes I type too fast for my brain to catch up with!

    • MaryV says:

      Spelling shmelling. I keep waiting for the thought-linked software that will simply type out what I MEANT to say…

  6. ashleycapes says:

    Cool – so close to being able to read it now!

    I remember the day my second book arrived – I grabbed the box and tore into it, ready to do as you try not to do, Mary, and check for spelling/errors (a much shorter job in a poetry collection) and found someone else’s book! The publisher or freighter had mis-labelled the box and I had to wait an extra week to get my book. It was quite an anti-climax. I laughed then, but it’s funnier now 🙂

    Ashley

    • MaryV says:

      That’s a hilarious story! But something of a frustration for you at the time, I imagine. 😉

      Yes, Feb is just around the corner… and I hear the book will be in stores by the last week of Jan. So one more week, really! Agh!

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