I know, I know, for most of you this book seems INCREDIBLY far away still. There's a whole semester of school until it's released! But it's coming soon, sooner than you think, and the deadlines scare you when you absolutely HAVE to have some things done three, even four months before the book comes out.
I'll let you know that I'm more than halfway through my edits on the book and I hope to begin editing with my good friend Elmore within the month, and have the advanced reader copies all printed and sent to reviewers by March 1st.
The review copies are going to be really cool. What I'm going to do is put the book and other materials in a box, and wrap that box in a giant print of the map of Pimrise (the island where the book is set), then tie it with twine and hand-calligraph the name and address to send the book to. So it would be sort of like the old packages that were tied with brown paper and twine that I've always dreamed of getting, and it will really stand out to the reviewers.
I'll post pictures (and perhaps video) of the packaging and promotional materials I send so if you want to know how to submit to reviewers you can.
Dawson "Re:View" Vosburg