Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A lot on the plate ...

The Monk finds he has a lot on his plate at the moment. Firstly, the good news, is that his book, A Baltic Affair, seems to have found a steady market. It is selling well in the US and even in the UK. It isn't in the 'Best Seller' lists yet, and it cvertainly hasn't recovered the cost of publication, but it is building up a nice head of steam.

The publisher, IndieGo Publishing in the US, is very pleased with it, and has taken on the publishing of the next in the Harry Heron series of adventures, The Outer Edge. The Monk is delighted, to say the least, but, now comes the difficult bit - the publisher's edits. Fortunately, the editor, Janet Angelo, is, like the Monk, a scifi fan - so they see eye to eye on almost everything she suggests to improve the reader experience, add descriptions, or modify the narrative.  It's a rewarding experience and the Monk wishes his earlier books had received this kind of polish. The Outer Edge is likely to be the best yet of these stories, so watch this space for news of publication.

Now, back to the grindstone, there are deadlines to meet and a lecture to be delivered on Thursday in the UK.

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