I’m experiencing a strange feeling of anti-climax. The Apothecary’s Daughter is due to be published on the 4th August, just two days away, but because it’s a hardback and won’t be in the bookstores, there’s no fanfare of publicity.
My publisher tells me that the hardback is to sell to libraries and to send out as review copies before the paperback is out on February 2nd.
Still, friends and family who preordered on Amazon have now received their copies and this is exciting indeed! Now I’m waiting nervously to see if they like it.