At long (loooong) last, it is done -- I now have copies of POP GOES KOREA in my hands.
(And there was much rejoicing.)
My first thought -- Nice!
My second thought -- Don't let there by a typo on the cover.
My third thought -- Dontlettherebeatypoonthecover-dontlettherebeatypoonthecover...
Fortunately, I am pretty sure there are no typos on the cover.
Many thanks to all the good people at Stone Bridge Press for doing such a nice job. Great design, lots of color pictures, and very catchy. And there is a very well done index in the book, to help out any academic types.
It took a long time to get here. Well over a year (two years?) of just pitching the idea to numerous publishers. Then writing the first draft. Then re-writing, answering questions, and all the work needed to get the book into good enough shape to go to press.
Thanks to the many, many people I bothered and pestered, too. A lot of people had to answer a lot of questions for me to write this. I really appreciate everybody's help very much.
And now, we wait for the reviews...
So... what to do next? Another book? Something totally different? Hopefully I will have something interesting to report here before too long.
(Oh, and so far I have found two typos in the book. Sigh.)