Thursday, January 17, 2008

ARCs for The Silver Compass are here

I received a box of ARCs from New York yesterday and when I sliced it open, I felt the same surge of excitement I did with my first two novels. Then I sat back and realized if I write one each year and I live into my 80s, I'll be able to slice open at least forty more boxes of ARCs, and that'd be a really good thing!

28 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I like the way you think!

Savor the ARCs. You've earned 'em. And then... go work on a book that'll bring you more.

moonrat said...

wooo! arcs rock. they make things feel 100% more real.

Ramona said...

How much would a girl have to pay to get one of those ARCs?!?!!!
Pu-leeeeez tell me you're going to give at least one or two away on your blog?

wordman17 said...

Hear that hiss from the
pull-tab on my beer?! That'd
be me popping yet another one
back for yah.

Adam said...

I've got eight autographed
ARCs from different authors.
Wanna add to that pile and
donate one of yours?

Larramie said...

What a beautiful sight and thought!

The Anti-Wife said...

Wow!

Nadine said...

Way cool!
This is so exciting.

LadyBronco said...

I just fall a little more in love with that beautiful cover every time I see it.

Can't wait to read this one, Holly!

Church Lady said...

Congratulations!!
I just love the word "ARC." It is packed with positive energy.
:-)

Victoria said...

Love the cover! Looks ready
to read to me. Any chance of
an early peek?!!!

kyla-dale said...

Wish I had an arc of that book.
You lucky girl!

not that you didn't work hard for it, but you know what I mean)

Kimber An said...

Gorgeous cover! Love it.
:o)

Jessie from Colorado book club) said...

I have April 1 marked down
with a big X on my calendar!

Demon Hunter said...

They're wonderful! Pick random names and give away signed ARC's!! :*)

Anissa said...

Very cool, Holly. Enjoy the rush. :)

Therese said...

Such a thrill for you to see the first tangible results of another job well done!!

Moira DeLonder said...

Will TSC be coming out
in hard cover through
Doubleday Book club the
way The Penny Tree did?

I'd like to get the soft back (?) to read and then I want a hard cover to keep that no one ever reads.

Chumplet said...

My license plate says 'ARCK'. Does that count for a free one? It's beaooootiful.

ORION said...

EEK !
I just got out of traffic and see this loverly photo of the ARC's of silver compass...
Very beautiful.
How's the snow?

Maprilynne said...

So cool!!! And the cover is so gorgeous.:)

spyscribbler said...

Soooo pretty!

I'm counting on 40 more years for you, Holly!

Travis Erwin said...

Here's hoping for forty more. For you and for me, since that means a lot of really good reading.

Holly Kennedy said...

Thanks for all the kind comments, everyone. To answer a few questions...

Ramona -- Sadly, because we're so close to the pub date of April 1st, I don't have any extra ARCs to give out on my blog. I literally only received half a dozen of them this time around.

However, that said, when I get early copies of the book mid-March I will give some away on my blog.

Adam -- See above. I'd love to give you one for your collection, but I'm staring at the last copy as I type this and I'd like to keep it for my own archives. Sorry, pal!

Lady Bronco -- You know what? I'm getting rather attached to this cover as well. There's something very inviting about it. Thanks for the kind words.

Demon Hunter -- Wish I could.
However, when I give away copies of the book mid-March at least it won't be riddled with typos and those unexplained words that seem to crop up out of nowhere between D&A and final pass pages that completely freak me out!

Holly Kennedy said...

Moira -- Yes, I believe the book will be out in hard cover with Doubleday book club and the Literary Guild as it was with The Penny Tree. Otherwise, it's being published in trade paperback through New American Library.

ORION -- We got a huge dump this weekend. My boys are in heaven building a snowfort as usual.

John Elder Robison said...

Boxes of books are always excting.

Woof!

And yes, I should be around in late April. We'll pick a time and place

Wendy Roberts said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Church Lady said...

I do know an author in her 80s who has 40 plus books written (most of them published)

You go, girl!!