The Crystal Monkey can now be purchased at fourteen different online retail book outlets, six more since the last posting. The new outlets are All Bookstores (allbookstores.com); Knet Books (knetbooks.com); Fishpond in Australia (fishpond.com.au); World Cat Kindred Works (http://experimental.worldcat.org/kindredworks/); Adlibris in Finland, Sweden, and Norway (adlibris.com); and Books Express in Romania (http://www.books-express.ro/). In addition, you may purchase The Crystal Monkey on any of Amazon’s national sites except in China.
Eight online book sellers now offer The Crystal Monkey for sale on a pre-order basis pending publication on November 11, 2014. They are, in alphabetical order, Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Bigger Books, Book Depository, Books-A-Million, Deal Oz, eCampus, and Powell’s Books. You may access their sites here: http://nohrden.com/Crystal_Monkey/Purchase.html.
The next step in publishing finally arrived Friday. My publisher sent me back my manuscript with what they call “substantive” edits. That sounds worse than it is. They found a few mistakes which needed to be corrected and raised some points to give us something to argue about.