Today is a special day in my career as an author, and yet I almost let it slip by without commentary. The paperback edition of The Poacher's Son — sporting a spiffy new jacket design that I prefer to the hard cover — was published today. The occasion isn't as momentous as having a brand new book in stores, but it's a big deal nonetheless. Many readers won't even consider buying a first novel until it's available as a less expensive paperback. So seeing your book appear in softcover is like watching it be reintroduced to the world. A new audience of readers is going to discover The Poacher's Son now that it's a trade paperback. That's definitely worth commemorating.