Book status: complete

I'm pleased to report that line edits for "Verbosity's Vengeance: a Grammarian Adventure Novel" are complete. The text is 107,400 words, about par for a superhero science fiction book. With the front matter, acknowledgements, and shout outs to and it runs to 108,000.

It is perhaps a bit of an overstatement to say that the status of the entire book is "complete", since I still have to get the formatting done, develop a promotion plan, contact colleagues for guest blog spots, figure out what I'm going to do about ISBNs, decide on when to bring out a print edition, and settle on pricing.

Mere details! The important thing is that the text itself is finished. It's a fun, exciting, engaging read and I can't wait to put it into your hands.

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  1. Congratulations, Tony. 108K words - no small accomplishment.

    Well done, Sir.

    1. Thanks, Kevin! It's certainly been a different experience from shorter works.

  2. I'm so happy for you -- you've worked so hard and I can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. Yay Tony!

    Ebook formatting isn't rocket science... you've got two collections up, so you know what's involved. If you want something fanatically clean (highly recommended), budget a couple evenings. The promo part is going to be far more tedious, and doesn't really ever end. ;-)

    I'd do a go-slow on the paper edition, unless you have a top-notch editor lined up. Heck, even with one of those, I still found 5 typos in White Pickups some time after the eBook release. 1 typo per 20,000 words isn't a bad ratio, but I squashed 'em anyway. Give your friends and fans time to shake out the last few goofs, then commit to paper.

    But for now, give yourself a little "whew!" time and celebrate the accomplishment!

  4. Congrats, Tony! That's a huge accomplishment. Looking for to it. :)


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