Friday, January 18, 2008

My Little Dude is Here!





A lot of authors say "My baby is here!" when they get copies of their book in the mail. That sounds a little too feminine for me, so I went with the whole little dude angle.

Anyway, needless to say, I was very ecstatic and looked at it for an hour straight. My wife took these pictures for me.

I really love the "13" imprint thing on the front cover of the actual book. They were going to inlay it with silver, but thought it would look more mysterious like this. It's really cool, because you kind of have to tilt it in the light to see it.

Anyway, it's fun to know they're printed and will be on their little way to warehouses and bookstores soon.

21 comments:

La Chanson de Phoenix said...

Congrats!!!! I cannot WAIT to read this book, I'm stoked!

SarahK said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!! I can't wait for my copy!

Kelly said...

Congrats! That has got to be such a rewarding feeling. Way to go Jamestown!

Jeff Savage said...
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Jeff Savage said...

It's true. I am jealous. It looks great! Go sell a million of 'em so I have a legacy in the fall when Farworld comes out.

Don said...

I wondered who that was up there on Cloud 9. Way cool!

And yes, I think the mysterious 13 looks much better without the silver.

Looking forward to sharing this with my girls.

James Dashner said...

Thanks, guys. Those who won hardbacks will get them as soon as I can get more.

La Chanson de Phoenix: I'm very curious to know what that means. Enlighten me!

Kelly, I miss being called Jamestown. Maybe it can make a comeback. (that was my nickname in college)

Ron Simpson said...

It looks good, buddy.
I am going to put up my review on my blog and Amazon this weekend.

Luisa Perkins said...

Hurray! It looks great.

James Dashner said...

Ron: Cool, thanks for doing that. I hope you like it! But if you don't, we'll still like you.

Marcia Mickelson said...

Wow. That is so cool.

Tamra Norton said...

WAAAHOOOO!!!!

Autumn Ables said...

Oh, you must be on cloud nine. :) To see, hold and read your own copy of your baby must be like nothing else. So exciting, James!!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Oh, yeah -- little dude is much more masculine-sounding!

Just buggin' ya -- I'm excited for you and can't wait to see the splash this is going to make in the market.

Ron Simpson said...

James, the review is up on my blog and my book review blog, the wwww.bookshelfreviews.blogspot.com.
I cannot put it up at Amazon yet, since it is not released, Amazon does not have the review option there yet. But as soon as I can, it will be on Amazon too.

Jaime Theler said...

He's beeyootiful! So cool! Tuck him gently into bed tonight.

Annie Bailey said...

Looks great, can't wait to read it!

Heather B. Moore said...

It looks fabulous. I love the imprint too. Did you just upstage J.K.?

James Dashner said...

Thanks for all the nice words! Heather, JK still has the upper hand. So far.

Everyone go check out Ron Simpson's review of the book. (see his comment above) Thanks for the great review, Ron!

Ron Simpson said...

I started plotting out my novel last night. I have some scene concepts already down. Now I am working on scene/sequal structure and character development.

Candace E. Salima said...

Congratulations, James. I'm so excited for you!