The hardcover proof came in yesterday and it looks awesome! Now I just have to get it up on Amazon. As it’s printed via LightningSource this might take a few days. The trade paperback went through CreateSpace which is owned by Amazon, so it was fast.
This edition was more work than I thought — although it does look great — for a number of reasons. LightningSource has a rather peculiar and unintuitive process, although they make a nice book. Also getting the mechanical all finished was at the far end of a long chain of about seven contractors.
Anyway, it’s mostly done now. A whole set of pictures of the hardcover from every angle can be found at the bottom of the post.
For other The Darkening Dream related news: First of all, the book is now officially $4.99 and enrolled in Amazon’s Kindle Select program. This means the Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Google versions are no longer for sale. Sales were 60:1 higher on Amazon, so it’s a bit of a no brainer and I’ll see how KDP Select goes and revaluate at the end of April.
I’m also running a quick “Vampire Valentines” giveaway on Goodreads. You can enter to win one of twenty copies of the paperback (sorry, if you want this sexy hardcover you’ll have to buy it, the manufacturing cost is almost triple the paperback). Winners will be decided by Goodreads on February 14th. The giveaway can be found here: