Amazon.Com Orders

Good news / Bad News.  The good news is I received 2 orders off for Lessons In Stalking.  The bad news is, the books are still at the printers so I have no way to fulfill the orders.

I'm not quite sure how it works.  I think Amazon alerts the customers and then just holds on to the orders until I have the book to ship to them (Amazon).  I need to catch up with my printer.  She was supposed to fax me the final corrections on Friday but I didn't receive them.  Once I approve the corrections, my understanding is that it's 20 days from that time that I will have the book in hand. 

I am so behind on pre-publicity for the book it gives me a headache to even think about it.  I have done nothing--zip, zero, nada--in terms of even thinking about arranging a launch party.  Luckily, my good friend and PR goddess Pamela Cable has offered to help me.  I just need to get it scheduled on my calendar. 

The cat book is very close to done, although I have no idea if or to what extent I'd be involved in any rewrites or reorganization of materials.  I'm going to spend the rest of today on it and I should have the final three chapters ready to submit tomorrow.  One thing I don't know is when they plan to release it.  It would obviously be a great gift book for Christmas but that's a really fast turnaround, considering they still have to find photos, obtain permissions, complete layout, etc. 

The remainder of my week will be spent writing bankruptcy articles and organizing myself for a magazine writing class I'm teaching this Saturday through UNC-G.  Never a dull moment.