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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Allllmossst here...

As the days of December rush past, I'm beginning to believe The Soul Mirror is on its way to release. I'm setting up launch events (check the website if you're anywhere near Colorado this coming January.) And I'm starting to see reviews. Publisher's Weekly gives it a starred review, saying:

Berg refreshes and reinvigorates the familiar trappings of epic fantasy, shaping a novel that rings true both linguistically and imaginatively. This is one to savor.

Needless to say I'm delighted with that. Many authors claim reviews shouldn't matter, but of course they do!

You can find the opening chapter at Soul Mirror Opening on my website.

So what else goes on in the month before release?

  • Distributing fliers and postcards to bookstores (I've been slack on this).

  • Giving away ARCS and copies - see the website for details.

  • Scheduling conventions and appearances for all of next year.

And most importantly, writing the next book, the third and last in the Collegia Magica series: The Daemon Prism.


Kathy Amen said...

Great review! And publishers' weekly is big in the library world, so there will be orders flowing from that good word!

Jessica said...

I'm very excited to read it! I can't remember if I commented on the last one here, but I stayed up to read it all when my newborn was sleeping...now that's a book you can't put down!

carolwriter said...

Jessica, Now THAT is a tribute to savor! Thanks for it.

Tameson said...

I have it on preorder with amazon. So eagerly awaiting. Our local bookstore is used to waiting to buy there would be a long time and those sales don't actually count towards sales. I want to help make sure publisher keeps publishing Berg books. :)