Sunday, January 31, 2010

Poetry Chapbook Shipping

I just received word from Finishing Line Press that Light and Trials of Light will be shipping this week after a delay with the printer. I am excited to see it in the hands of friends, and to have a nice healthy stack of review copies to send out.

I am also still seeking reviewers for my book that just released from Atlantic Publishing, How to Write and Publish a Successful Children's Book (see left sidebar to order).

I am very excited for my client, whose memoir I recently finished editing. We sent out query letters to agents on Monday of last week, and by Friday she had a request for a full manuscript sitting in her inbox. The package should go out tomorrow, and then, we wait for 6 to 8 weeks to hear back. I don't know about her, but I will be awaiting the response with bated breath.

And, I just turned in the final copy for my book on Kindle publishing, which will release from Atlantic Publishing in the spring of this year. I am watching the Kindle-iPad problem with great interest. I would like to see the debate result in some healthy changes for the publishing industry--changes that I hope will work in favor of authors, and not media megaconglomerates.

Now it's time to dive into a gigantic stack of submissions, both for Prick of the Spindle and Aqueous Books, to try to find time to work on my short stories, and to prepare for Art Party VII, which is just around the corner, on February 27. So much to do, so little time.



Andrew Bowen said...

Busy bee! Glad to see things are moving along so well.

Cynthia Reeser said...

Thanks for reading!

Robert Lunday said...

Hello Cynthia,

Could you send me a copy of your chapbook? I'll do a review -- my last book review was in ABR; if I can find some other interesting (and recent) poetry chapbooks, I'll try to send them something. Otherwise, I'll aim for a shorter, single review elsewhere.

Thanks --

Cynthia Reeser said...

Happy to, Robert! Thanks.