CITY OF THE DAMNED in Print…Finally!
To hell with that, sez I. Just the same, it looks like City of the Damned is finally on the road to release, as evidenced by the print proof that arrived at Casa Knight just moments ago. Jeroen ten Berge‘s cover art sure is purty, and I’m impressed at the heft and weight of the book as well. Lightning Source certainly did a good job putting it together, after the adroit assistant of the lovely and erstwhile Cheryl Perez, who came in at the last moment and embedded the missing fonts for me. (Imagine, I can build multimillon dollar networks, but can’t embed fonts in a PDF. No wonder the world is going to hell.)
The book is available for pre-order now, and should be released by 30 March 2012, if not sooner. I’ll likely be giving the printer the go-ahead to pull the trigger and start printing and shipping by the end of the day, so I’m anticipating the book actually being deliverable by next week.
But I shouldn’t make any promises I might not be able to keep. 😉
That aside, The Rising Horde hits the editor on March 26. It’s a huge book, folks, almost twice as long as The Gathering Dead. I hope it tickles your fancy, and I hope to have it up on Kindle and Barnes and Noble before the end of the month, depending on how fast the edits come back and assuming I can input them in a timely manner. Definitely will be available in the first week in April, and I’ll have the paperback version out a few weeks later. (This time, I’ll just hire Cheryl immediately. Why wait?)
One last item, I have some folks from Rhythm & Hues ramping up to create a sizzle trailer for the film version of The Gathering Dead. Also have an executive producer with contacts and cash, so things might be happening in that arena as well…but I shouldn’t spoil the surprise just yet. Still a long way to go on that mission, but as soon as I get tangibles in my hand, I’ll pass those on.
Knight, out here.