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  • Looney
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    Mine arrived yesterday right on schedule and what a great looking book. And I actually read the first three pages.

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  • LateArrival
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    Cheated and bought the Audible version, as that is available "now". Sounds (pun) like it will be an excellent audiobook, since there appear to be twelve different narrators, which will go well with the format.
    Last edited by LateArrival; 07-06-2021, 05:02 PM.

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  • Jan
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    For those interested, there's now a sample of TOGETHER WE WILL GO up on the Simon and Schuster page and you can hear how the epistolary format will sound:

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/boo.../9781982142582

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by Looney View Post
    Why did I ever move out of Los Angeles?!?!?!?! I've missed sooooo many events.
    Now, now...remember,these are virtual so where *you* are doesn't matter so much. And speaking of which, a third event:

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  • Looney
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    Why did I ever move out of Los Angeles?!?!?!?! I've missed sooooo many events.

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  • Jan
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    Another live online event with JMS discussing TOGETHER WE WILL GO on July 8 through Chevalier's Books
    https://twitter.com/straczynski/stat...60367397232643

    ETA: Looks like the events available afterward also via their YouTube channel.

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  • Jan
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    Information is now listed for the Audible version of TOGETHER WE WILL GO (it may have been previously but I only just thought to look). With 11 narrators/readers, it should be easy to tell which character is speaking. All of the readers look to have extensive prior credits.

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  • Jan
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    JMS post thread about the book this morning. For information on any appearances, see the General topic.

    In the life of every writer or artist there's one work which they believe marks a point of transition, a work that will survive them. In television that’s #Babylon5 and #sense8. In prose, for me, it's Together We Will Go, which debuts July 6 in the US & UK
    It’s a deeply personal novel that I could not have written ten or even five years ago. I had to grow into it. Or it had to grow into me. Funny how these things work. It’s a book composed entirely of risks --
    -- a mainstream character story, not genre; an epistolary novel told in texts: voicemails, emails, audio recordings and journal entries by a dozen people rather than through one conventional narrator; and the subject examined by the book is suicide, but not in the expected way.
    It uses that subject to explore the things that give our lives meaning as the characters bond and discover joy, compassion, love, loss, friendship and most of all: hope. Against the odds. However improbable. Hope. The story is about twelve characters, most young, one older --
    -- at what they believe is the end of their individual roads, who come together on a literal road as they undertake one last journey into the mysteries of the human heart. Flawed, lost, broken and isolated, they suddenly find themselves no longer alone --
    -- sharing space and intent with others similarly inclined to ride out into the sunset…and from those alloyed personalities something unexpected, beautiful and profound emerges, shaping and changing them in deeply personal ways.
    Together We Will Go is a generational bridge, a love letter to what is noblest in the soul. Catriona Ward calls it “a hymn to life.” Newsweek made it one of their top recommended summer reads, calling it “lighthearted, peculiar, poignant and profound all at once.”
    It is also the capstone to 40 years as a writer; the story that I have been traveling toward since the very first time I put pen to paper. If you are someone who has followed my work in one field or another, if that work has held significance or meaning, or even just provided --
    -- a worthy distraction, then I commend this book to you with all my heart. In every life there is an It: a divorce, a marriage, a birth, a death, a prognosis, a diagnosis or a new beginning, and nothing's the same any more. There's your life before It, and your life after It.
    For me, for my work and my life, Together We Will Go is an It…and in celebration of our 30 year online conversation, I hope you will join me on the journey to wherever this particular It will take us both.
    I can't wait for everybody to read this book!!! It's just so amazing.

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  • Jan
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    Post from JMS regarding the reviews coming in for TWWG. Looking through them, the ones who give low ratings are the ones who *don't even finish it*. Seems like some don't care for the epistolary format. And, to be honest, reading the e-book does take a little extra effort to read the texts and voice mails. I read it on my phone. Not sure how it woud look on a regular Kindle But it's worth the effort for the richness it brings.

    Curious how many here are planning on reading it?

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  • Jan
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  • Jan
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    JMS posted a way for folks to get TOGETHER WE WILL GO in advance of the publicatin date (this is how I got it).
    https://www.netgalley.com/publisher/title/210524

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  • Jan
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    A new online review. So if you think I'm biase (which I am!), here's another opinion of TOGHETHER WE WILL GO.
    https://books-are-a-girls-best-frien...-gallerybooks/

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  • Jan
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    And in answer to a question I asked about that large of a print run:

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  • Jan
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    Post from JMS with exciting news regarding the initial print run of "Together We Will Go"
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    https://www.libraryjournal.com/?deta...--prepub-alert

    From what I can tell, initial print runs are usually far smaller. One article I read said that 15,000-25,000 is considered to be good.
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  • Jan
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    Another giveaway of ARC copies:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...her-we-will-go

    Good luck!!

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