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Black Sheep, Update.

Sean Wallace (oldcharliebrown) said to me, "We're done. To the printer!"

Well, okay, maybe he didn't say the final bit, al la Adam West's Batman, but the point remains: I went through the proof yesterday, admired the work of copy editors, made a few notes, and with the miracle of time differences, learnt that everything was ready by the time I'd woken up. So, yes, Black Sheep will be appearing soon, and yes, I do apologise for the whole delay and delay thing, especially if you pre-ordered it.

If you want to get any interviews or anything for the book, please contact me at the benpeek at livejournal.com. If you want a review copy and you're not on Wallace's regular list, hassle him.

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pgtremblay
Mar. 7th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
Nice.

The amazon cover is cool. But it's the third version of the cover I've seen. Which is the real one????
benpeek
Mar. 7th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
the last one i had up here on the blog, i believe. that cover was never meant to be used--it was just a place holder that wallace gave out when we listed the book, i believe.
girliejones
Mar. 7th, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
how bout an interview for Asif!?
benpeek
Mar. 7th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
sure. email me off. (or, i'll email you right after i send this.)
macdibble
Mar. 10th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
Black Sheep? Like the movie?
http://www.ifilm.com/video/2810911
benpeek
Mar. 11th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
i see that all the time now. but no, sadly.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 11th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to Black Sheep.

Perhaps someone can point me to a torrent :)

...pm
benpeek
Mar. 11th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
i got no problem with downloading--i'd rather have people read it than not.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 11th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't you also wish to be paid for your work?

Or let's put it a different way. If the publisher loses their shirt on your book isn't it going to make it more difficult to get published the next time around.

It's fine with me if folk want to write for free.

But the publishers generally want folk to pay.

...pm
benpeek
Mar. 11th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
i do get paid for my work. i like money. it's shiny. but at the end of the day, i just don't think downloading would be damaging to me. maybe some would buy the book, maybe they wouldn't. but given my complete obscurity and general nothing reputation, i've got nothing to worry about if someone wants to download a copy--though i rather doubt it'd be there.

what publishers think, i have no control over that, but to me, downloading is just link friends swapping books, or buying them second hand. i got no hassles.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 11th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
Then torrent away.

...pm
macdibble
Mar. 11th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
Sadly? So you think a horror movie whose element of fear comes from an attempt to make sheep scary is a good idea?
benpeek
Mar. 12th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
have you seen the trailer? it's pretty funny and it can only be good for a book that is the complete opposite ;)
macdibble
Mar. 12th, 2007 08:41 am (UTC)
You try to make sheep appear sweet and cuddly in your book? At least that's easier. I thought your book was an outcast type thing.

I like the trailer. Weta do great special effects. But I'm not sure even they can make sheep scary. Altho the steel-wooled sheep driving tractors in Wicked were pretty scary.
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