Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. New posts: Mondays & Wednesdays.
I’ve been advised that the paperback edition of The Delinquent Teenager will be available within the next 48 hours. At last. Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay.
Sold by Amazon.com’s print-on-demand service, it will be available for purchase here and can be shipped anywhere.
There are a number of steps a manuscript must pass through before it attains the magic “publish” stage. My book completed all of those steps yesterday after a friend in the US e-mailed me photographs of a proof copy. (That proof might have encountered delays at the border into Canada, so having Amazon ship it to a US address was a better plan – thanks, Tim, for all those pix!)
Having examined these photos, I can confidently say the book looks great inside and out. But here’s the catch. In the two weeks that the Kindle and PDF versions have been available, kind souls have written to me pointing out a handful of typos and a minor factual error (I said an article appeared in the London Times newspaper when, in fact, it appeared in the London Sunday Times.)
No one wants the paperback edition to launch more keenly than I do. I’m well aware that it is being eagerly awaited in some quarters. But correcting these small matters beforehand was the right thing to do (even though this meant I had to retread some of the final steps in the publication process one last time).
I know that this book is on some people’s holiday wish list. I’m also hoping that some of you will consider purchasing hard copies as gifts – or perhaps as a donation to your local public library. It’s vitally important, therefore, that the final product be of the highest quality.
In other news, The National Post ran excerpt #2 yesterday under the title IPCC’s activist ‘experts’. It’s a good intro to send to someone in your circle who has an open mind, but is pressed for time. Read it here.
Interest appears to be particularly strong in Australia. Interviews with radio and television stations are currently being scheduled. Moreover, I’ve had some preliminary discussions regarding the possibility of a speaking tour there.
This blog is about to return to its regularly-scheduled programming. I’ll be writing at least one more post about the World Wildlife Fund’s infiltration of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – and launching a more in-depth investigation of some other IPCC problems.