UK Release Date Change
And a sneak peek to say I'm sorry!
UK Release Delay
A vampira and…a new species of nightmare!
OwlCrate Live Chat tonight!
1. UK Release Delay
Friends, I am so sorry to have to announce this…
But there has been a printer error in the UK, which means The Luminaries will not reach stores by January 26. The new release date is March 7, 2023, and the printers have assured us there will be no more delays!
Trust me when I say that I am extremely upset—not at Daphne Press, of course. This is not their fault; it is merely the publishing reality in our Covid age. My book is one of many impacted.
But I do genuinely feel terrible knowing you all will have to wait 1.5 months longer to read, when I know you've already been patient this long.
Please accept my apologies and the apologies of Daphne Press. We are truly, truly sorry.
And of course, it’s not too late to preorder and guarantee you get a copy!! Or you can go ahead and buy the ebook to start reading now!
Here is the official statement from Daphne Press:
Unfortunately due to unexpected printing delays, the UK release date of #TheLuminaries by @stdennard is moving to 7th March 2023. We are eager to bring you our first publication in its shiny print format, and extend our apologies to everyone who we know is excited to get their physical copy. Thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered so far, and please know we are doing all we can to get the book to you as soon as possible. 🌙
2. Vampira art...and a new species of nightmare!
To apologize for the delay, I am managed to convince the team to share some extra special art with only you all.
First though, I do want to show you the vampira illustration in case you missed that on social media. (I also love that my voice-to-text now knows the word vampira.😂)
This illustration (as well as this one of the banshee here!) is in the Illumicrate and Daphne Press edition of The Luminaries. Drawn by the incredible Kerby Rosanes, these panels are meant to imitate what Winnie sketches in her various notebooks, as well as the creature entries in the Nightmare Compendium.
Horrifying, right? 😍
There are five illustrations in the book, two of which we have yet to share…
But to apologize for the delay in printing, I want to also share a sneak peek of this new nightmare species which Winnie discovers in the forest during her first hunter trial. (So early in the book!)
Behold, the mysterious Whisperer!
All of Kerby’s drawings are incredible, but the Whisperer is definitely my favorite…😍
What do you all think?
3. OwlCrate Live Chat tonight!
Join me with OwlCrate tonight at 5PM ET for a live chat on Instagram! Submit your questions ahead of time in their stories, and I’ll chat with you all soon!
I am again sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, so please accept my apologies and the apologies of the Daphne Press team. They are working so hard to make sure this book reaches you, and I can’t wait until it finally does.
Thank you for understanding, LumiNerds.
💚 - Sooz
If you didn't already know, I had to have wrist surgery a few days ago, so I am unable to type and must rely entirely on voice-to-text… Which is not always the most effective! So please accept my apologies for any typos in this email..