As regular readers know, I've been hard at work on the manuscript for my first book microMARKETING: Get Big Results by Thinking and Acting Small (that's a new subhead by the way, for those of you paying close attention.) It's due from McGraw-Hill in August 2010 and seems to be shaping up nicely. Although the complete draft was due to my editor on December 31st, I'm still pecking away at the last few chapters.
Of course, my inability to meet deadlines haven't halted the wheels of progress altogether. McGraw has delivered a cover treatment -- so when the book hits stores you can expect the cover to look more or less like the shocking yellow rectangle you're seeing at the top of the post. Seeing the actual cover -- especially when it pops up on Amazon or in the publisher's Summer 2010 sales catalog -- certainly makes the whole thing feel a hell of a lot more real.
The cover itself will no doubt go through some tweaks but I'm pretty happy with how it looks and would love to hear your thoughts too. So chime in.
As far as what the inside of the book look like... well, right now it looks something like this:
The first 30,000 words are in the publisher's hands for review while I hammer away at the last three chapters and a bunch of front matter. We're getting there people... This undoubtedly means much more to me than it does to you, but I had to share my progress with you.
Over the coming months, as I go through edits and whatnot, I'll be cluing you in on some fun little (micro)marketing ideas I'll be rolling out to support the book -- and letting you know how you can get involved too. While we're at it, just a quick reminder that you can email me if you'd like to be added to the microMARKETING mailing list, and get news, update and offers as the publication date draws near.
This whole process has been one interesting ride and it ain't over yet.