As I mentioned on Facebook on April 8, I have purchased my 10 and 13-digit ISBNs for Echoes. I registered them on April 16th, and am told that the registration process can take as long as 14 days. Although the website didn’t specify, I am assuming that they mean 14 business days.
Although it is not required that the registration process is complete before the book becomes available for sale, it is recommended, so when I went through the registration process, I named May 7, 2012, as the date Echoes would be available to the public.
The one condition that may change the date is how Echoes looks as printed by my new publisher. If it looks great, May 7th it is! If it needs some changes, I’ll go from there. So far, I have high hopes.
Also, I don’t know how many people have noticed, but if you’d like to see a small sampling of some of the poems in my book, please check out the “Excerpts” page.