Toonopolis: Gemini in Final Stages

I can’t believe that it has only been about six weeks since I decided to self-publish my works instead of continue the endless query grind to its bloody, painful end.  I also can’t believe that I am getting into the final stages of preparation for release.  My editor will be done in a few weeks.  My cover artist and illustrator has 12 more chapter header images to complete.  My co-cover designer/letterer is just waiting on me for final content for the cover.

It is insane how much work has to go into putting this book together properly.  Could I have done a half-cocked eBook version two months ago?  Sure.  One thing I pride myself on, though, is that I do not half-do anything.  I either don’t do it or I do it right.  At least, I try to anyway.  I have learned more about fonts, formatting, and printing than I ever wanted to know.  Was it worth it?  That remains to be seen.

When I decided to self-publish, even my wife didn’t realize that I was going all-in.  I recently printed a few sample pages of the final format of the manuscript for print and showed them to my wife.  Her response was phenomenal: “Wow, this looks like a real book.”  Thanks, honey, because I’ve just been sitting here doing nothing all these weeks.

All of that being said, I have set a release date of May 30th, 2011 for the launch of Toonopolis: Gemini.  It will be available in both Hardcover, Paperback, and eBook form through all major online retailers.  Selling the book to brick-and-mortar stores will be another process that will begin soon.

Be sure to check out the Toonopolis Facebook fanpage for updates on illustrations from the wonderful Cami Woodruff.




  1. Good luck with it all

    1. Thanks Diane!

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