It’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog. Or indeed logged into my website at all. It’s been a bit of a busy year in the day job and my little family has become slightly less little with the arrival of my second daughter in May.
However, it’s not been all rushing about and changing nappies. Well, it has, but there has been some movement on a couple of projects. In April the rights to my first novel, So Low So High finally reverted to me after a painful year of trying to get them back. Yes, me and the original publishers are no longer. What this means is that I get to put a new cover on and put some Pete style promotion behind it, and of course keep all the profit for myself. Well, my daughters nappies anyway.
It’s been a great experience having a book published by someone, and one I needed at the time, however it’s also an experience publishing something yourself and being in the driving seat yourself. Something which I’m sure people who are reading this know I’ve done a fair amount of. Call me a control freak, if you like.
So the date has been set, the audiobook commissioned, the ebook and paperback sent off for formatting and the cover is being made – all by the people who have helped me all the way through. The same ones who worked for next to nothing, or indeed in Craig’s case, nothing, when I first published The Village Idiot Reviews not knowing if I’d ever earn back the pittance these people charged me. One of the things I’ve been able to do while self publishing is to live up to my promise to Craig Douglas, Julie Lewtwhaite and Graham D. Lock and use their services, for the going rate on my future books.
Anyway, I haven’t got much more to say other than, oh yeah, The release date is 24/9/15 and the picture is just a few ideas Graham had for the cover, it’ll look much better when it’s done and you’ll be the first to see it if you sign up to my new mailing list.