Release Date

Last week, I found out the official release date of The Clockwork Three.

I can now mark my calendar for October 1, 2010.   And oh-my-goodness, that’s this year.  I can measure the distance from here to there in months.  I still can’t quite believe that this is all happening.

But something else happened last week to make it feel a lot more real.  I received a batch of ARCs.  My editor got some on Thursday and overnighted a box to me, which was very thoughtful and awesome of her.  The publicity department at Scholastic feels that it’s too early to send them out into the wide, wide world, so I can’t show them to you just yet.  But they look amazing.  It was quite the moment when I picked one up and held it, my story an actual book.  I think I might have even jumped up and down.

I also found out a little more about the marketing plan they’ve put together and I am so grateful and excited.  Scholastic is really supporting the book.  When I can share more of those details, I will.  In the meantime, feel free to mark October 1st on your calendars, if you feel so inclined.  I sure did.

Leave one

14 Responses

  1. 10-01-10 – what a beautiful birthday.
    Congratulations…I’ll be bringing mine over to be signed no later than 10:01 p.m.

    Reply
  2. Congratulations, Matt! I’m putting that one on the calendar right now.

    Reply
  3. Congrats! Are you going to let the esteemed members of your critque group read one of those ARC’s? I’m sure we’d be glad to share if they’re in short supply.

    Reply
  4. Congrats, Matt! What a feeling it must be to hold your own book in book form. I’m totally not jealous. At all.

    Reply
  5. Yay! The Clockwork Three is on its way into the world! Enjoy those ARCs, and post a photo of them when you can. Please? I cannot wait to hold this book in my hands!

    Reply
  6. Oh, believe me, I’ll put up the cover image as soon as I get the ok from Scholastic.

    Reply
  7. Congrats!! Totally excited for you. We’ll be there to form a long long line to get a mass of books signed. :) It won’t compare to the line at the Writing for Charity, but let’s be real, nothing will ever compare to that line.

    Reply
  8. I’m looking forward to it! The buzz is getting around! (I know you have no idea who I am, but maybe I’ll meet you this Sat. at the blogger party! )

    Reply
  9. Hi Matt,
    I met you at SCBWI LA in the small get together and came to your link via Elena’s site. So thrilled with your success and curious about the book. Have you thought about posting a small excerpt to whet your future readers’ appetites?

    Reply
    • Welcome! An excerpt would a be a cool idea. I’ll have to check with my publisher to see if they’d be okay with me posting something.

      Reply
  10. Don’t know how I missed this post. I’ve been writing instead of reading blogs, I guess. Congratulations! That’s so exciting. I can’t wait to get my copies – thanks for taking care of Christmas and birthdays for me this year. Very thoughtful.

    Reply
  11. Congratulations! I’ve been keeping my eyes open for any news about your book–let me know more about it and I’ll tell all my facebook friends to go buy it :)

    Reply

Leave a Reply