So last week, several boxes of ARCs (advance reader copies) of The Geek's Guide to Dating arrived in the Quirk Books office.
Needless to say, I was really excited. I took to all my social networks and posted pictures. I constantly try to hide my eagerness about the book at work, but my coworker Mari, one half of Quirk's publicity super team, always manages to call me out on that nonsense.
It's a really awesome feeling seeing the book in person, even though its just an advance print. These are black and white (save for the cover and back), paperback, and unedited.
The finished copies will be full color, hardcover, and completely touched up by the awesome crew at Quirk (all of whom I have the pleasure of working with everyday). Also, all of Kickpixel's gorgeous illustrations will be in full color.
The LibraryThing giveaway for the ARCs just wrapped up earlier this week, closing out at over 500 requests. The Goodreads giveaway is still going strong until July 7th, and is at a little over 400. All quite good considering this isn't a novel, and those are the books that usually blow up the most on those networks.
Also, a big thank you to my pal Chris Urie, who stayed up late this week helping me read through the book, checking and double checking the references and jokes.
So yeah! Exciting times, dear friends and readers. If you'd like to request one of these review copies, drop me a line! Let's make it happen. Can't wait to see the finished hardcover advances in the Fall!
Few more photos after the jump!