Buckley’s Story – Release Day

Amber reading Buckley's Story

Even though Buckley’s Story has been available online for the last few days, I choose to make today the official release date.  Today would have been Buckley’s “birthday”.  I don’t know her actual birthday, so I designated the day she came home with me as her special day.  I think she would like the idea of her book being announced to the world on this day.

This has been a whirlwind week for me.  On Monday, I received the first softcover copy.  I can’t even describe the feeling of opening the package and holding an actual book in my hands.  I’m not given to overly dramatic displays of emotion, but I jumped up and down and danced around the house!  On Tuesday, the hardcover arrived.  I didn’t think it was possible to get even more excited than when I received the softcover the day before, but apparently, it was.  The hardcover is the most beautiful book I’ve ever seen.  Okay, so I may be a bit biased, but the glossy cover is perfect, the interior design and the photos came out crisp and nice.  The overall effect is exactly what I had hoped for.

My publisher had told me it would take four to six weeks for the book to appear on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com, so when I got an e-mail from a friend Tuesday afternoon telling me he had just ordered the book online, I just about fell off my chair.  My hands were shaking as I entered amazon.com on my keyboard.  And oh my gosh – there it was!  My book.  On Amazon.  And on BarnesandNoble.com.

The book will be available at bookstores nationwide eventually, but it’ll take a little while for that to happen.

Meanwhile, as if all the excitement about the book wasn’t enough, my brand new website, http://www.ingridking.com, also went live on Monday.  This is my first professionally designed website, and I’m so happy with what my wonderful web designer came up with.  I feel that the site perfectly reflects me, and the book.

What an incredible week.  It still seems surreal at times.  And in the midst of all this joy, there is a bittersweet component.  While the book is a lasting tribute to my sweet little cat, it also makes me miss her all the more.  But since Buckley’s message is all about living a joyful life, I know she’s celebrating right along with me.

8 Comments on Buckley’s Story – Release Day

  1. Ingrid
    October 10, 2009 at 3:52 pm (10 years ago)

    Thanks, Layla! It’s been pretty amazing, and I know Buckley is definitely celebrating right along with us.

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  2. Layla Morgan Wilde
    October 10, 2009 at 1:48 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats from The Boomer Muse. I’m doing a happy dance for you! Its every writer’s dream to hold in their hands the tangible expression of their hard work. Buckley must be smiling from kitty heaven!

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  3. Ingrid
    October 9, 2009 at 1:40 pm (10 years ago)

    Ema – thanks for ordering the book – I hope you’ll enjoy it!

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  4. Ingrid
    October 9, 2009 at 1:31 pm (10 years ago)

    Thanks for the congratulations, Tammy and Renee.

    Dawn – I can’t wait to hear what you think!

    Peter – I’m a little worried about Eva’s review myself. I’m planning on including food with the review copy I send her.

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  5. Peter
    October 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm (10 years ago)

    I hope Eva’s not reviewing the book—she looks pretty skeptical!

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  6. Ema
    October 9, 2009 at 12:11 pm (10 years ago)

    I can’t wait to order my copy online when I get home tonight!

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  7. Renee
    October 9, 2009 at 9:48 am (10 years ago)

    Ingrid, what a lovely way to celebrate Buckley’s birthday and anniversary. Congratulations to you!

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