Progress Report: Paperback Editions
As you probably know, I’m testing the service provided by FeedARead and Skoobebooks. Having submitted my manuscripts to both (a different one to each), I was pleasantly surprised to get feedback fairly quickly – on Monday, in fact. Now, the first comparison is possible. The email from FeedARead gave the reason why the manuscript needed revision – somehow, the page numbering had gone wrong and I had a book full of Page 1s. It was sent from an automated system, which meant that emailing back would be pointless. That struck me as being very impersonal and not a pleasure to deal with. The response from Skoobebooks was entirely different. The initial email was from the person who had reviewed my manuscript. They indicated three corrections they had made, which included correcting a couple of typos, and offered the PDF proof for my approval. As it happened, I had since spotted a couple more minor alterations that I wanted to make, so I supplied a revised manuscript. This involved several emails back and forth. A much more personal service! I’m now waiting for the revised PDF proofs for my approval.
Progress Report: Writing
I am no nearer resuming work on my novel, which is very frustrating. However, I should be releasing my new novelette, and my longest work to date, very soon. It follows on from Shade of Evil and takes up the story of that mysterious group, the Guardians. It involves their top team – G1. The series of stories will, in fact, be entitled G1: The Guardians. The tales of this group of warriors for humanity will take them into some extraordinary situations. The first two novelettes are merely the beginning! Meanwhile, the adventures of Captain Henri Duschelle are waiting in the wings, always ready to be told. What lies in wait for him and his crew is a mystery, for now. Finally, I am considering bringing the Thief short stories together in a single paperback volume. If I do so, then I regret to say that I will have to withdraw them as free ebooks, so get them while you can.
New! A General Blog
Yesterday saw the first general post on what was my knitting blog and which will be a general topics blog henceforth. I will be revising its look and changing its name (if I can), to reflect its new mission. I won’t cross post between the two, but the general blog might make the occasional mention of things happening here on Imagineer-ing. The posts over there will reflect things other than writing that feature in my life. I haven’t yet decided on a new name for it but I hope to shortly – possibly even later today! I would be very happy to see you over there from time to time, if you’re interested in my thoughts outside of writing, or what some may see as being trivial posts. You are likely to discover more about me, and my family, there.