So the deadline for Magic Rises was yesterday and we pulled several 14 hour days to get it, only to find out that our editor is on a vacation. Heh. This happens quite often because editors have odd schedules. We’re looking for
5 3 beta readers. Preference will be given to existing betas, but at least one spot will be given to a new person. The manuscript right now has gone through a round of changes requested by the editor. The next step is the copy edit, where minor snags get ironed out. If you are the type of person who notices every grammatical mistake, you may want to wait until after the copyedit at the galley stage.
The book contains big spoilers. Every beta copy sent will be unique so if you leak it, we will know it’s you and then we will be mad and sad.
If you would prefer to just read the book for the pure fun of it, wait. Because this is the last chance for us to make large structural changes, the content may change. Although not likely. If you read the book at this stage and then read it again when it’s done, your experience may not be the “Ooh, shiny!” But “Hmm, I wonder what they changed.” You will be reading for things like, “Confused in this scene!” Or “This is so sad!” or “He’s a jerk, I hate him forever!”
If you are still superbrave and want to enter, comment on this post or email to us with BETA in the subject line. Some people want to tell us a little bit more about themselves and not everyone is comfortable sharing in the comments. We will pick someone by tonight.
The Innkeeper is slightly delayed. Sorry, I am so boiled.
Audiobooks: for some reason we received four different emails about audiobooks overnight, specifically release dates for Steel’s Edge. I don’t know if it’s the same person being a little obsessive or different people, but the answer: I have no clue. I know Renee recorded it, because she’d asked me to call with pronunciation. I can ask Recorded Books on Monday or you can ask Recorded Books – the answer will likely be the same.