Here we are, almost ten months since I posted about going to the photo shoot for Knitted Tanks and Tunics, my first book of knitting patterns, and the release date for the book is finally, almost, here! The book can already be pre-ordered on Amazon, but the actual release date is April 1st.
Yes, it has occurred to me to wonder about the significance of the release date also being April Fools' Day. I think it's unlikely that Stackpole Books and some prankster(s) have come up with an elaborate scheme to make me think that I'm publishing my first book, only to reveal on April 1st that it was all a hoax. On the other hand, I've been watching the TV series Mr. Robot, and just saw the movie Game Night (highly recommend!), so I suppose an elaborate scheme isn't impossible.
But honestly,I'm pretty sure there's no special meaning attached to an April Fools' Day release date, because the process to get the book to this point has certainly been real; even though I didn't blog at all for most of 2017, I certainly kept busy with book editing and other design work. And lately I've been busy with the other piece of book publishing: Publicity. (Not something that comes easily to me....)
So in fact, I have been trying to come up with a clever way way to link Book Release Day and April Fools' Day, just for publicity purposes. "Fall in love with Knitted Tanks and Tunics on April 1st"? Get it? "Why do fools fall in love...." Yeah, not great. Working on it....
In the meantime, I've also scheduled a few blog tour stops, a book signing/trunk show (and maybe more), a video podcast, and a couple of yarn giveaways-- in addition to chances to win a copy of the book. So stay tuned for a flurry of posts/events over the next couple of months!
(All photos copyright Tom Moore Studios)