Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I Wouldn't Mind If April Got Moved Into March Either

Under any circumstance, March is my least favorite month of the year, but this March is just ridiculous. It's like the calendar got stuck somewhere in January. There's snow, followed by the beloved January thaw, followed by more snow, with a little sleet thrown in for good measure.

The beloved January thaw is a little less lovable in March. As are the snow and the sleet.

As you undoubtedly recall, since you remember every single word I write and if not why not, I reported before the January thaw that Amazon had The Shade Of The Moon available for pre-order, with a publication date of September 3. On the off chance you've forgotten the exact wording, here's my entry with the exact wording.

Yesterday, I got an email from my publisher asking if I would like to participate in the Decatur Book Festival. You betcha, replies I, delighted at the opportunity.

But there's a little oddity in the email invitation. My publisher mentions that The Shade Of The Moon is coming out in August.

The last I'd heard, August and September were two different months. Of course I used to believe the same of January and March. So I did what all up to date writers do. I zipped on over to Amazon and Barnes and Noble to see when my book is scheduled to come out. And while there isn't much they agree about, they both felt strongly that The Shade Of The Moon has an August 13 publication date.  See? See see?

I have no idea why my publisher has moved the publication date up by three weeks. Maybe it's because they're so darn excited about the book, they can't wait to have their very own copies. Or maybe they're so darn concerned about the book, they want to get it out there in August when no one is around to notice. Or maybe they did it simply to confuse me.

Whatever their reasoning, it's a good thing I never got around to putting a countdown clock over on the right side of the blog. Although now that I've learned three weeks can vanish in the blink of an email, maybe I'll do it now.

It might help April get here a little sooner!


Emily said...

I'm thrilled it's been moved up!

This is probably a stupid question... I do my reading on my iPad. I have iBooks, Kindle, Nook, etc. does it make any difference for sales which one I purchase the e-book through?

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Emily-

That's actually a very good question.

It might make a few cents difference, but since I don't know which system would give me those few extra cents, I say, don't worry about it!

Anonymous said...

I hear you about the snow. Everyday this week we have a chance of snow, some days with rain, etc. Of course that's what I get for living in Missouri, cause Friday was 81. :( I'm happy the new book is coming out sooner also

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Good morning jessiemc82-

I can't remember what 81 degrees feels like. I look out my window and I see snow. And more snow. And even more snow.

I know it'll be gone in a day or two, but I am so ready for spring!

Felicity G. said...

The snow does get annoying. Here in Little Rhody we've been getting a lot and underneath it all is ice. I so can't wait for the book to come out and I'm so happy the date got moved up. I'm a huge fan of your writing and I hope this one will be as good as the others.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Welcome Felicity G.-

The only thing worse than ice underneath snow is ice underneath snow and on top of snow. A snow sandwich on ice, if you will.

I hope you (and all humanity) will like The Shade Of The Moon. I guess I'll start finding out in August!

Librarina said...

That is SUCH exciting news! Better go now and switch it to my August ordering list!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Thank you Librarina!

Sarah said...

Don't worry. I will be buying it the DAY it comes out. I seriously can't wait. AND I haven't been reading any of your spoilery sharings so it will be brand new and wonderful and amazing. So excited!

Anonymous said...

Love that the book is coming out earlier! My students will be over the moon about it as well (hah!).

I have a group of middle schoolers in a book group who are screaming their way through the series right now on the Nooks we just got for the library. They are loving the fact that they can all read it at once! I am sure they will be communicating with you soon :*)

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Good Sunday morning to Sarah and to ruitfarm-

August can't come soon enough for me (and my guess is it can't come soon enough for ruitfarm's middle school book group either). Not only is the snow we got last week taking its own good time to melt, but now they're saying we're getting more snow on Monday.

I admire Sarah's commitment to not being spoilered, but I'm ready for someone to spoiler me straight to spring!

Rashika said...

You have no idea and to hear the date has been moved up... well there isn't much I can say that will show how I feel.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Thank you Rashika!