I picked up a couple of boxes of books from the publisher a couple of days ago and am now fulfilling those pre-pub orders. I thought I was more or less ready but am finding that there were several more things I could've done to get ready for this wild rush.
I had acquired padded mailers and counted them out.
I had printed out labels, but hadn't addressed them.
I had started the red dirt talismans but still had to pour the liquid resin in.
I had designed the bookmarks but hadn't figured out the text. Or printed them out.
I had chosen a date for the launch party but hadn't created a poster.
It's been a bit hectic--but in a nice way--around here. I'm spending the rest of today tucking a wee bookmark into each book, signing it to the person who purchases it, wrapping it in some tissue paper and sealing it into its mailer. Then the label. Then the post office.
And it is all great fun.