Yes, today is (as far as I ever know with these things) the official release date of Dragon Flight and the paperback version of Dragon Slippers!
Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!
They have exciting and shiny covers, the paperback of DS is completely different from the hardcover, to match Dragon Flight. (The artist for the hardcover of DS took a couple of years off to live in the Argentine jungle. No, seriously.)
But they should be in bookstores and shipping from Amazon and all those good things today.
Is this so crazy to anyone else? This is my THIRD book, and it's exactly one year since DS came out! ONE YEAR! In fact, although it came out at the end of March, I didn't do a launch for Dragon Slippers until May 12th, and Dragon Flight launches this weekend.
What's a launch, you say? Well, that's when I go to a bookstore (or two), and talk about how great the new book is, and read from it, and hand out cookies, and sign the shiny new copies. And I'll be doing two of them this very weekend. So if you happen to be in the Salt Lake area, check it out!
May 2nd, 7 pm, The King's English Bookshop
May 3rd, 2 pm, Barnes & Noble at Jordan Landing
May 10th isn't just for me, but it's going to be a GREAT time. The Orem Barnes & Noble is doing a HUGE Authorpalooza. From 2 pm to whenever, me, James Dashner, Brandon Mull, Brandon Sanderson, Rick Walton, Mette Ivie Harrison, Nathan Hale, and I can't think how many others will be strewn about the store signing books (maybe some that aren't even ours!).
So if you're lucky enough to be in Utah in the next two weeks, come say Hi!