Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Be my friend, dammit

Last week, three separate people--count 'em, three--said to me, in tones that conveyed irritation, "Why aren't you on Facebook?"

So I joined Facebook. If you're a Daddy Dialectic reader, feel free to become my friend. That sounds pathetic, doesn't it? Well, I'll try this social networking thing and we'll see if it holds my interest and/or proves useful.

The only other social networking thing I do is Goodreads, which I genuinely enjoy. I like seeing what my friends and favorite writers are reading; it's even useful for my work, as I am in part a book review editor and book reviewer, and I could foresee it one day becoming a useful tool for promoting my own book. (Be my friend there, too, if so inclined.)

Speaking of my book, I just received the almost-final cover from Beacon--that's it on your left. Very exciting. You can pre-order The Daddy Shift at Amazon.com.

I'm not sure if pre-ordering confers any advantages to the book. It seems to me that in this day and age chain buyers might check Amazon pre-orders when making decisions about how many copies of a book to buy. But who knows?

Well, if you plan to read The Daddy Shift, it sure couldn't hurt if you ordered your copy now.


Jessica, Jackie and Ezra said...

Wasn't there different cover art before?

Jeremy Adam Smith said...

Yes! That was the cover that used the picture that Jackie took. But I just didn't like that cover, and it didn't really thrill anyone I showed it to, and in the end, it didn't work for my editor, either. So they got a new designer and this is what that person came up with. I miss the warmth and fun of the old one, but this one is better by far.

Jeremy Adam Smith said...

Oh, I just realized that it might sound like it was the picture Jackie took that made the old cover not work. That's not the case. Everyone liked the picture, which is why they wanted to use it, but the design wasn't working.

Jessica, Jackie and Ezra said...

I like the new design much better than the other one. Congrats! And, hey, welcome to Facebook. I've hooked up with most of my past lives....gulp-willingly. It has been a wild ride. -Jackie

blue milk said...

Hey book looks brilliant. Congratulations!