Proofs, Bookmarks, and Your Faces.

The approach of launch day didn’t feel official until the bookmarks arrived:

Miss Mabel's School for Girls, bookmarks, publishing, self publishingBut then the final proof arrived and the angels or heavens parted and then I screamed.

Final proof, self publishing, Miss Mabel's School for Girls

HOW ‘BOUT THAT COVER, HUH?!

It’s so damn sexy I can’t stop looking at it. Kind of like my double ovens in the background, right? 

But let’s be real: publishing is stressful, especially when you’re in charge of your own formatting. Who knew line spacing and margins were so important?

This is where I insert a shout out to the two most patient people alive: Cory Clubb, cover-designer-extraordinaire (his work speaks for itself) that sent me proof after proof when I kept adjusting the spine size. He didn’t even complain. I think he’s a mutant.

And Robin Harnist, who, even after last-minute proofreading my 94,000 word monster like only a saint would, is still helping me through the process, even though I kept sending her email after email like the neurotic mess that I’m becoming more and more every day. It’snotmyfaultIswear.

Thanks, guys. You don’t even laugh at me when I pull out my hair. Husband does, but you don’t.

THIS POST IS KIND OF A FINAL CALL BUT NOT REALLY BECAUSE WE HAVE A LITTLE LESS THAN TWO WEEKS. It’s more of a reminder.

Launch day: MARCH 27TH!!!

The giveaway is going to run from Thursday, March 27th at 0700 to Sunday, March 30th, at, I dunno, ten at night or something. Check out the official website if you have questions. You earn swag by sharing, buying, and subscribing.

TOO EASY. No rafflecopter to fight with, guys. I hate those bloody monsters.

Help a girl out? Like Miss Mabel’s on Facebook or spread the word. If you spread the word between March 27th-30th, you could get free stuff. I get it guys. IT’S ALL ABOUT SWAG. The swag is on FB too, but don’t judge the pics, kay? We’re taking ‘official’ swag pictures this weekend!

So, really, I just wanted you guys to know I’m still alive, I still care about you, but I just don’t care about you right now. 

Just kidding. Love your faces.

Comments

    • says

      A bit like going to the dentist actually. Exciting, but you know it could be painful, and you just want to get the prize at the end, right? 😉

    • says

      Tanya, don’t tell any one (whispers) but I ALWAYS care about you.

      It’s kind of empowering to have something to give away that’s also functional.

  1. says

    Congrats, Katie! Hang in there, you’re almost there. The cover is gorgeous. And I am really amazed at how quickly you are going through the process. You are going to rock this book launch, because you’re awesome and that’s how you roll. :)

  2. says

    I’m so excited for you 😀 😀 And I’m also so glad you decided to go with that cover because IT’SSOPRETTYIWANTIT. And definitely incorporates the more sinister nature of the book.

    Bring on March 27th!

  3. says

    Great cover, Katie. Very excited for you. Looking forward to launch day. Best of luck! Hope I can get one of those cool bookmarks :-)

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