Wow, until Steve mentioned it in the comments, I didn't even know this was available as a pre-order on Amazon! Heck, I didn't even know the price! It never even dawned on me to look on Amazon because I didn't know how far in advance a book was listed.
This demonstrates two things. One, how much in the dark an author can be about a lot of the details associated with getting a book out. And two, the amazing amount of hard work and planning by the publisher that goes on behind the scenes. I once read another writer's comments that WND is one of the best and most professional publishers he's ever worked with, and while I have no experience with anyone else, I couldn't be happier with how I'm being treated.
I didn't show the book cover on yesterday's announcement because I wasn't given direct permission and I don't want to do anything to mess up my status. However since it's on Amazon, I guess it's no longer a big secret. So here's a closeup of the cover. Ain't it gorgeous?
The dear fellow who pulled this cover together had a dickens of a time figuring out what to do. For a book on simplicity, he said, it was one of the most difficult covers he's ever designed. After all, how can a cover distill the concept of simplicity? I think he did a marvelous job. Even the font pleases me. It's evocative of the early reading primers used in the 1600's (hence the tie-in with the book title).
I'm laughing with giddy delight and thankfulness at your warm and wonderful reaction to this announcement. It's been bottled up inside me since early September and I'm SO glad to be able to share this with you.