‘Cause I’m still a little too giddy to think about anything else just yet.
Some questions came up in yesterday’s thread. I shall answer them.
Q. Don’t you mean “googol”?
A. Yes, you insufferable pedant.
Q. When will the book be out?
A. At this point, we’re aiming for spring 2009, but that could easily change. (And by change, I mean “take even longer.” It’s definitely not coming out in 2008.)
Q. Will it have the cute little Penguin logo on it?
A: No. We’re actually being published by Perigee Books, an imprint of Penguin. I wasn’t specific yesterday because there were editors at two different imprints who wanted the book, so we got a house bid from Penguin and had to choose between them. Both editors were fucking awesome, but we eventually chose Perigee.
And I don’t even know what the Perigee logo is. Update, after a trip to Borders: it’s… a P. Woo hoo. Sorry, everybody.
Q. What’s the book about?
A. It’s a practical guide to liking (if not yet loving) your body at any size. We’ll be talking about specific, concrete things you can do to become more comfortable in/with your body — none of that “light a candle, take a bubble bath, meditate on your inner goddess” shit. (Apologies to those who like those things and/or like books about those things, but they never did jack shit for me, body image-wise.)
Q. What’s it called?
A. This will probably change before publication, but the working title is SCREW INNER BEAUTY: HOW TO LIKE THE BODY YOU’VE GOT.
Q. How are you going to blog AND write a book?
Hey, better women than me have done it with full-time jobs; I don’t think it’ll be a problem. It probably will take me a little while to figure out a new writing routine, and it’s possible my posts will be sparse and/or sucky during that time. BUT. That is the miracle of co-bloggers and a co-author. My posts here might be temporarily sucky, but the blog will remain awesome under the power of Fillyjonk and Sweet Machine. And thanks to The Rotund, I actually only have to write half a book. So it’ll be cool.
Q. Are you going on tour/coming to my town?
A. No clue at this point. If you’re asking, “Is Perigee going to spend gobs of money to send you two all over the country, providing whimsical, book-themed cocktails and delicious canapes at each venue?” then FUCK NO. (Of course, if y’all make this a massive bestseller, that could happen with the next book!) But we’ll do our damnedest to travel as much as possible when the book comes out, and we’d love to meet you.
Q. Will it be published in Canada/the U.K./wherever I live?
A. No clue about that yet, either. Perigee’s got North American rights, so a Canadian edition or distribution there is up to them. Everywhere else in the world is still up for grabs, and there are great people working on selling us wherever they can.
Q. Will you still remember us when you’re famous?
A. Who are you?