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Kim Gogo
11-04-2005, 10:13 PM
I received the four books I ordered on Tuesday, just before lunch today but I had to scoot out so this was the earliest I could post.

They look great! There is some obvious differences to the draft copies I inadvertently ordered last week. For one, the spine is a different colour; white instead of gray. The ToC is set up a little different, too. Dots where there weren't dots before. And the pagination is different. I'm on page 36 now instead of 38.

The book itself has 306 pages in it, so I suspect we should change our press releases again...? The draft had 323 pages in it.

It's pretty nice to have the official copies now.

kim

Shwebb
11-04-2005, 10:32 PM
Oh, you lucky dog! :)

ChunkyC
11-04-2005, 11:32 PM
We want pictures of you holding one, Kim! Preferably with a landmark in the background. SoS around the world, w00t!

Vanessa
11-05-2005, 04:18 AM
I can't wait to get mine.

JennaGlatzer
11-05-2005, 04:24 AM
OH YEAH - I forgot to mention that, didn't I? When I talked to Tonya, she asked if I'd like to be featured on the main page (you know how they show writers holding their books?). I told her I'd be happy to, but I wish there were a way to get a bunch of us together for a group shot. She said maybe we could make a "collage" of sorts with Photoshop.

So! Everyone, if you're not camera shy, please do have someone take a pic of you holding the book. I'll see what we can do to piece them together and put them on Lulu and maybe on our website, too.

ChunkyC
11-05-2005, 04:35 AM
COOL! Do I have to shave?

Vanessa
11-05-2005, 04:42 AM
OH YEAH - I forgot to mention that, didn't I? When I talked to Tonya, she asked if I'd like to be featured on the main page (you know how they show writers holding their books?). I told her I'd be happy to, but I wish there were a way to get a bunch of us together for a group shot. She said maybe we could make a "collage" of sorts with Photoshop.

So! Everyone, if you're not camera shy, please do have someone take a pic of you holding the book. I'll see what we can do to piece them together and put them on Lulu and maybe on our website, too.

Neat idea Jenna!

September skies
11-05-2005, 05:13 AM
We want pictures of you holding one, Kim! Preferably with a landmark in the background. SoS around the world, w00t!

What a cool idea.....SOS near Eiffel Tower, another in Sydney Australia, San Francisco, Empire State Building, the Everglades....

Shwebb
11-05-2005, 05:35 AM
I didn't get an email, but when I checked my order, it did say mine have shipped. Whoopee!

Kim Gogo
11-05-2005, 08:47 AM
I think I, and SoS, would be lost with Parliament Hill behind me so I might have to stand next to the Rideau Canal instead.

Good idea, Jenna!

kim

ChunkyC
11-05-2005, 07:07 PM
Give the Parliament buildings a shot. If you stand inside the gate with you in close-up (somewhat like in your avatar maybe?) and the cameraperson crouching a little, the peace tower might come out just right over your shoulder or something like that. Even if all you see is the top part with the clock, that'd be awesome!

The canal is pretty neat too. I used to live on 2nd Ave in the Glebe, less than a block from the canal. Say hi for me. ;)

I think we should all try for waist-up or chest-up shots so that the cover is recognizable, and if we can get a shot with something cool in the background, all the better!

Gillian
11-06-2005, 05:26 AM
What a cool idea.....SOS near Eiffel Tower, another in Sydney Australia, San Francisco, Empire State Building, the Everglades....
Can't do pictures for a fair while from here, because shipping to Australia takes a while. When mine comes, if it is not too late, I will find a landmark. It won't be any landmark most US people recognise.

I live close to Sydney by Aussie terms, but still, four hours is a long way to go for a photo. I can do our Parliament House. I admit it is not what is best known about Australia. The only beaches hereabouts belong to long and narrow rivers, so I can't even get nice pictures of surf to fit the stereotypes. It is very sad, living inland in a country which the rest of the world assumes is all beach and the Sydney Opera House. (Except that Canberra must be one of the best cities in the world for a bunch of reasons, so I will just dip out of the photos and revel in mountain living and clean air. )

Shwebb
11-09-2005, 09:14 PM
I guess I will be standing next to a cow . . .

Got my copies today--I ordered just two for now, but should be able to order more when Christmas money comes in. I've had a some family members that are going to order, too.

Not sure I want to crack the pages and ruin its pristine appearance!

PattiTheWicked
11-09-2005, 10:10 PM
COOL! Do I have to shave?

Hey, if you're not shaving, neither am I.

Moondancer
11-11-2005, 05:07 PM
I haven't gotten mine yet, :cry:

I ordered some more this morning and chose a different shipping option. I have a funny feeling both orders are going to arrive at the same time although they were placed over a week apart.

Ken Schneider
11-11-2005, 11:23 PM
hey, i doublecrossed myself. i was hoping to have mine today. no mail. veteran's day.


ken

Dawno
11-12-2005, 08:40 AM
I'm half way through. What a wonderful collection! Thank you all for your contributions.

PattiTheWicked
11-12-2005, 06:02 PM
According to Lulu, mine were shipped on the 7th, so hopefully I'll get 'em soon. I ordreed five, and four are already spoken for, so now I'll have to place another order anyway.

Silly me -- shoulda just ordered a crate of them.

WVWriterGirl
11-12-2005, 11:33 PM
Got mine today, and all i can say is, WOOO HOOO! They look fabulous, and I can't wait to get'em to the people that have 'em claimed. One to my mom, one for me, one for Christmas for my best friend, and I think I'll donate the fourth to our local public library.

Vanessa
11-15-2005, 11:02 PM
NICE! VERY NICE! Can you hear me smiling?

Ok gotta go now, got work to do with this thing!

P.S.
Here's to all who participated and had anything to do with SOS....:kiss:
(And I made sure not to make it a big ole wet sloppy one) :)

ChunkyC
11-15-2005, 11:26 PM
(And I made sure not to make it a big ole wet sloppy one) :)
Bummer. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif

Gillian
11-24-2005, 06:10 AM
My copies came! And very nice they are too.

Worth noting that Lulu got them to me in 3 weeks, which is not half bad considering that airmail to Australia from the US normally takes two weeks and sea mail can be up to 3 1/2 months.

sthrnwriter
12-02-2005, 05:29 AM
I got my copy yesterday. Well my mom bought three and gave one to me since I couldn't afford to buy one myself. I thought that was very nice of her.

It looks great. You all did a good job putting it together. This isn't the first time I've been published but it is the first time to see my work in print. It's an amazing feeling. I'm so glad I was able to be apart of this.