They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
They Didn't Ask Me

Oooh, Shiny!

And they are, too.

Today the mail truck drove up and dropped off a flat box. Turned out it was from -- my first four Beta 1 reader copies of A Princess of a Lost Kingdom.

All shrink wrapped and padded for your protection. (Click on photo for larger.)
©2015 Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon (All Rights Reserved)

I'd have ripped the wrapping off, except I wanted a picture. Very pleased with the results. The gutters came out right, as did all the pages. Cover looks good. All that work I did setting up the prototype mockups has paid off.

Revealed! Four books. (Click on photo for larger.)
©2015 Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon (All Rights Reserved)

The first copy goes to Mrs. Dr. Phil. Can I write on it? Sure.

Oh, and one of the things I need to know is where you throw the book across the room in disgust. Please fold over the page first, because bookmarks tend to fall out of thrown books -- and I need the page number. (grin)

Even better, in case my head gets too swelled at seeing books I put together in the flesh, I got my first comment email from a Beta 1 reader. About halfway through. Some confusion about details, which points out where I need to better explain the history. To avoid a big info dump, I may have been too coy.

And Chapter 13, midway, which I'd been waffling about and finally just rewrote the other day. May still be problematic. Good to know.

Not to worry, I can fix this.


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Tags: dr phil stories, hidden history, lulu, secret history, the lost kingdom, writing

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