First up: I am thrilled to say the audio from my book reading at SXSW this year is up! I'm afraid I don't know how to embed it, but you can listen to it here. Fast work on the part of SXSW -- and with the music festival still going on, too. Amazing!
In the reading, I talk a little about my current working definition of transmedia, why I was compelled to write the Guide, and a few specific, practical pieces of advice. I end by reading a section from the very last chapter, in which I am very frank about the darkest time in my career -- and how I climbed out of it. If you do have a listen, I'd love to hear what you think.
I also printed up some custom nameplates for SXSW so I could "sign" books even though they've not been printed yet. As it happens, I have quite a few left over, and I'm trying to think of something awesome to do with them. Some sort of contest, maybe... If you have a rockin' idea, let me know, OK?
And don't forget that you can also grab a free sample chapter and take a look at the table of contents for A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling right now. While you're at it, sign up for my newsletter and I'll send you a bundle of sample planning documents the day the book is out -- including a short story bible, a plan for a live event, and so on. (I'm still working out what to put in that; let me know if there's something particularly useful you'd like to see in that bundle, and I'll try to make it happen.)
Finally, I've completed my copy edits and begun looking over page proofs. That's the very last step until this thing goes to print, so I'm definitely in the home stretch. Only 14 weeks until launch day! Are you excited? I'm starting to get excited.