If you've preordered my book, it is on its way to you. If you ordered it on the Kindle, then you should already have it. If you go into a bookstore tomorrow, the book should be there (I hope). After two years of waiting, my debut novel, Enter Title Here, is finally out.
And, you know, initial signs aren't bad. Publisher's Weekly called it "mordantly funny story of an overachiever who takes 'write what you know' to new extremes." And Bookpage said it was "a definitive metafictional experience." And the Barnes and Noble teen blog said, "Reshma is a genuinely unique protagonist: unintentionally funny, often mean, and uncompromising in the lengths she’ll go to get what she wants."
Nor is the game finished! A majority of the review outlets and trade journals haven't put out their takes on the book yet. However, just in the last few days it has hit most-anticipated lists in Bustle, Teen Vogue, Epic Reads, Book Riot, Rich in Color, and others.
So I'm not saying that you should buy this book. All I'm saying is that buying it is a thing that people are doing.
For those of you who are in the Bay Area, you could also come to one of the two events I'm having in the next week!
The bigger one is my launch party. It's at Berkeley Central Library (2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley) on August 6th from 6:30-8:00 PM. It's an after-hours event, so don't panic if the library appears closed: it is not. There'll be books for sale, refreshments, and I'll answer some questions. It'd be great to see you if you can come out! Here are a mess of links concerning my launch: Location; Facebook Event; Event at Berkeley Library Website; Add to Calendar (iCal, Google)
I'm also doing a smaller event in San Francisco on Thursday, August 4th from 6:30 to 8:30. It's called InsideStorytime, and I'm going to be reading with some great speculative fiction authors: Vylar Kaftan, Effie Seibert, Na'amen Tilahun, and S.G. Browne. There too, although the focus isn't as exclusively me-centered, there'll be books for sale, and it might be easier for some of you to make it, since the event is at the SF Armory Club in the Mission. Here's the event listing.
I just want to close by saying thanks for being a subscriber. Thanks for being interested in my career. This has been a long journey, and I'm really happy not only to be able to share a book with you, but to share a book that I believe in so strongly. I can't overstate how much my heart still lies in this book, and I'm so excited that the world can now read it.