Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Galley Edits and Proof!


First, I just wanted to let you know I'm on Have Novel, Will Edit in an interview and a giveaway and I'd love to have you stop by!
http://havenovelwilledit.blogspot.com/2012/08/author-interview-carrie-ann-ryan.html

It's coming! Bwah ah ah ah. Dust of My Wings is coming in print soon, meaning I'm about to be a print author! I know that it seems odd that I'm excited about a release of a book that's already released, but this is so new for me. I'm about to hold a book in my hands with my name on it for the first time. I don't know how that feels yet, but I'm already freaking out over it. I have five books out there with my name on it and they are all digital. The fact that people are reading my books just makes me want to jump up and down. But I've never had a book in print before. This is so freaking cool. As soon as its out there, I'll let you know.

I'm in the process of doing galley edits for it and making sure everything is nice and sparkly. I'm getting my proof for it soon so I'll show some pretty pictures. Speaking of pictures, did you take a look at that full cover? Just wow. SL Carpenter sure out did himself. He's so fantastic. He's been doing work for me for awhile now and I'm always floored whenever I see it. He also seems to get my anxiety LOL.

I've been getting questions about print and I though I'd answer them here:

Q: What took you so long?
A: Print books are more expensive to produce and honestly take more time to get perfect. I didn't want to have my books in print without a need and without time to really understand what I was doing.

Q: Why Dust of My Wings first?
A: Honestly, it was about timing and the fact that I don't have any Dante's Circle novellas. (I'll talk about the Redwood Pack in the next question.) In the future, I'm planning on each book coming out with it's print counterpart around the same time. So my Dante's Circle series and Holiday, Montana books will each have print books that have the same cover and title as its ebook.

Q: Hello! What about the Redwood Pack!?
A: This is more complicated. But don't worry, I'm coming up with books! You'll notice that I alternate between a novel and a novella with this series. Because of that, I'm going to print in Volumes. Meaning An Alpha's Path and A Taste for A Mate will be in Redwood Pack Vol 1. This will have a new cover and be out hopefully around September. Then Trinity Bound and A Night Away will be out in Redwood Pack Vol 2. Meaning when Enforcer's Redemption comes out in November, you won't be able to get a print version until Redwood Pack Vol 3. Since the next novella, Blurred Expectations, comes out in January, hopefully the print version will come out around then. It really all depends on how much Scott and I work together. We both have so many projects and we want to make these look amazing, that it will take time. But it WILL get out there. I know that's a long explanation, but the Redwood Pack will be out in Print. Just in Volumes. And you know me, everything will be clearly labeled for you so you'll know what you're getting.

I think that answers my print questions. I don't have a set release date for these, but I'll announce it when it comes out. Thanks for asking about it though! I'm so freaking exited about it!

2 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful cover, for a beautiful book and I can't wait to see a picture of you holding it in your hand!
    Congratulations baby!

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  2. The cover looks amazing..Huge congrats..I'm so happy for you.

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