6.3 The Walking Man Released!
So, very soon, like next week, my blogs will get back to their regularly scheduled ways, content and all. I’ve been storing up a lot of material filled with the usual mix of anxiety, neuroticism and continual search for some type of self-awareness. We must stay focused on The Walking Man for another week. Monday, February 2nd, 2015 is a big day, it’s what they call in the business, the publishing date. The day the book is finally released to the public.
The process of getting this book out there has been clearly written about in other blog postings on this website. From the successful Pubslush crowdfunding campaign to the editing of the book to the design and marketing.
I believe the publishing industry has to evolve with the times. When I initially sat down with Iguana Books, I was very excited about how they were embracing new trends in publishing. From the content of the book to how it is being released, I’ve tried hard to take risks and experiment with not only the writing, but with how it fits into the ever-changing publishing landscape.
I’m proud of the book and all the people involved who have been a part of this process and I want to thank everyone who supported the crowdfunding campaign. In the spirit of innovation, the book launch will take place on Wednesday, February 4th. There are some surprises planned and it will be unlike any other book launch. If you’re in the Toronto area and want to join us, RSVP at this LINK.
In case you missed it, here's a synopsis of The Walking Man:
The Walking Man begins his journey lost in the deserts of Jordan and explores a year in the life of the main character - someone very similar to the author - and his attempts to make sense of a tumultuous year. Based on many of the author's own experience, The Walking Man mixes reality and fiction in a tale of heartbreak, friendship and personal history that uses walking to thread it all together. Whether he is tripping through a blackout in downtown Toronto, stumbling into a massive war re-enactment, or outwitting the law while speed-walking beside his 93-year-old scooter-riding confidant, Mary, the Walking Man eventually makes his way, on foot, all the way from Toronto to Niagara Falls in his quest to find the truth.