The Epsilon Wish is now showing on Amazon.com. It says "out of stock." but that' only until someone orders it. Once an order comes in, they'll begin to stock it. For those of us who are not John Grisham or Steven King, we have to wait until we are asked for in order to demonstrate our marketability. LOL. Once I work around a couple of projects at home, I intend to upgrade this site so that readers may order the book through this website. I've gotten a PayPal account already in anticipation of this, and will tie in the BUY NOW button to the HOME PAGE as soon as I can. I've also got copies coming to my home address for people locally who want a copy in person and signed by the author. :-) As always, your prayers, friendship and support is greatly appreciated as I now embark on a wholly new adventure in my life.
At about 12:57 PM today, I officially gave my publisher, Randy Young, the final manuscript approval and permission to send it off to Lightning Source / Ingrams for printing and distribution! What a wonderful Father's Day gift. Randy will contact me in a day or so about how soon copies of the book can be ordered. It's now very close! We went through the manuscript again and again, looking for typos and formating errors. It's as clean as we can make it. If a reader indeed finds something, we apologize -- we did the best we could. Hopefully, the story itself will more than make up for any imperfections
In going through the page proofs of The Epsilon Wish, the editor and I discovered that the InDesign formating tool used to set the text to the pages omitted a number of instances where I had used italics. It doesn't sound like much, but the usage of italics in those cases was meant to convey unspoken character thoughts. They're now being put back in place, so following that, I'll review a second set of page proofs before signing off that the book is "complete" and ready to print. Hopefully, this will push the availability date back by no more than a week at most. We could still be looking at the last week in June as the release date, though. Help me keep my fingers crossed.
The Epsilon Wish may now be only a couple of weeks away from official publication and on-line order availability! I have just approved the book's cover design, and I'm now going carefully through the final page proofs, checking for errors and spacing/margin issues. Once I submit any corrections, the manuscript is finally ready and will be sent to the printer for production. It's going to go farily quickly from this point on. My next post is likely to be notification of the actual publication! I'm so excited! I appreciate the continuing interest and support friends and would-be readers have given me all through this process. I am so looking forward to sharing The Epsilon Wish with all of you.
Joe T. Coxwell is a retired Chemistry and Physics teacher, most recently having taught at Northeast High School in Meridian, MS. He is also the author of several science fiction stories, including a SF novel entitled The Epsilon Wish. A short story called Third Contact was released as an e-book by Kindle Direct Publishing in the summer of 2015. Kindle Direct also released a new short story called The Fermi Diet in July of 2017. Coxwell also enjoys creating astronomical artwork and SF/Spacescape images.