White Flour books out in the world
I'm writing with a whole lot of excitement — and some embarrassment.
The good news is that things have really exploded with the White Flour book. I've had lots of media interest, sales are great, and the people who have received it have had glowing reviews. Really — here are the reviews on Amazon thus far. You can add your own review if you're so inclined.
We've also launched a whole new web site just for the book at whiteflourbook.com. It has the text of the poem, video of me reciting it in concert, updates on media coverage, and more resources for anyone who would like to write about it or cover it in the future. Go check it out and share it with friends, if you're so inclined.
The embarrassing part
is that due to all of the excitement and travel for media, I've been
much slower getting your books and other goodies out to you than
intended— turns out those signatures take some time! More went
out this morning, and the last of them will go out tomorrow, and I hope
that those of you who haven't received them yet will get them quickly.
Thanks again for your support—and patience!
The other snag has been with the eBooks, which have had astounding numbers of technical difficulties. They are now all but done, and I've decided that you've waited long enough, and should be able to get yours, even with some tiny fixes that need to be made. I'll let you know later when they are completely right, and you can download them again if you like. In the meantime, if you're ready for yours, go here, and use the password "media". The pdf and ePub versions also have audio of me reading the poem as an added feature. Even those of you who didn't pledge for one, I'd like for you to have it. Here you go. ;-)
As for media coverage — there was a beautiful article on the cover of the Asheville Citizen-Times' 'Living' section, I appeared on Macon, Georgia's NBC news, and was interviewed on the syndicated NPR show The State of Things with Frank Stasio. There have been lots of smaller splashes as well, but the tide seems to be rising in general, and some major media have sent inquiries about it to my publicist. The next few weeks should be fascinating. Stay tuned!
If you need any extra copies, the order fulfillment (separate from the kickstarter books) is a well-oiled machine. Books ship within 24 hours of being ordered. If you need more, go to davidlamotte.com, or whiteflourbook.com.
You made all of this happen, and I hope you're happy with how it's coming out, or at least that you will be when your book arrives! Thanks again.
And if you happen to be near Raleigh, North Carolina tomorrow night, come by Jenn Hales' shop and celebrate with us! I'll be playing a bit, there will be face painting for kids, we'll have munchies and hourly readings of the book. 6-9pm. More details here.
Here's me on the set of CBS News Atlanta last week, just before shooting 'Up Close with JaQuitta Williams,' which will air next Thursday, 6/14 on the 5PM news, about 5:20... Fun!
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