Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cycle Round The Author Ring Road

So what is this "Author and Blogger Ring" wotsit which has appeared just underneath my bragging rights at the top of the blog?

It means this blog is part of the author and blogger ring for the Goodreads Amazon Kindle Forum, a very friendly and active group to which I belong.

If you click "Next" it will take you to the blog of another author on the ring. Click "Next" again and another wonder will appear. And so on and so forth, until you arrived where you started. A bit like trying to find your way out of some cities and towns I know. If you click "List" you see the full list of blogs.

This is a new thing and new authors are being added day by day, so if you try again tomorrow there will likely be more than today.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Egg On Face

Dozy devil! I sit here waiting for my paperback to appear on Amazon (I believe it can take weeks anyway) then realise I have not carried out the vital step of approving the proof copies I had from Lulu.

I have done that now, so, like Cyrano above, I hope I no longer have egg on my face.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

At Last The Paperback

That heading reminds me of a book I once read - "Too Late The Phalarope" - by Alan Paton, who also wrote "Cry The Beloved Country".

Today I received the corrected copies of the paperback edition of my book. They are pictured above. I have approved them and soon they will be available for purchase from Amazon. As with the e-version, all proceeds will go to pancreatic cancer research.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Vic's Big Book - The Paperback

Arrived home in France today after 7 days dashing round UK, to find the first two copies of the paperback version of "Vic's Big Walk" waiting for me. It was only last Sunday that Peter, my designer friend (the author of "In The Well") and I spent all day putting it together!

The books look excellent and very professional. A change to the cover is required because of a slight error we made on a very tiring day, but I believe that can be easily done. The book should be available for purchase on Amazon and elsewhere by the end of the month.

I used Lulu for this service and I have to say I am very impressed with the results.

I have just read through the book to make sure the layout is OK - it is - and I have to immodestly say that, even 18 months after I finished writing it, I am still very pleased with the book itself.

I am pretty sure that the next 3 books, which I hope to publish during 2012 and 2013, will be published simultaneously on Kindle and in paperback via Lulu.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Coming Soon To An Amazon Near You

News Flash.

Spent all day yesterday with Peter, my book designer.

The paperback version of "Vic's Big Walk" has now been put to bed and is with the publisher. I hope it will be available for reading by the end of June.