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Cover Blown.

Monday, 18 September 2017

People, despite all accepted wisdom, are wont to judge books by their covers, and it is time to reveal the jacket artwork for “All the Perverse Angels”. 

The illustration is by Joe Wilson, under the art direction of Mark Ecob. It shows… Actually, I’m not going to tell you whom it depicts, or where, or what’s going on: you’ll have to read the book. The good news is, you’ll be able to read the book (relatively) soon. Unbound are still aiming to have the special subscriber edition sent out in December, and the trade edition—for bookshops, Amazon, etc.—will be launched on 22nd February, 2018. (If you want proof, you can see it on Amazon.)

In the meantime, we are:

  • distributing initial proof copies to generate interest in the book and, hopefully, acquire some quotes which can be used on the cover; 
  • finishing proof-reading and edits (see this post for what that means);
  • completing all the bits of the jacket which aren’t the front cover—a synopsis of the book, a short biography and photograph of me, a text excerpt for the back, etc.;
  • figuring out the PR/advertising approach around the launch;
  • drinking lots of tea.

The novel (and various rewards) can still be pre-ordered from Unbound, but the time for getting one’s name in the back of the book came to an end yesterday. If you have already supported the book, thank you again. You have not only made the publication of this book possible, but helped me to acquire a wonderful agent at Felicity Bryan Associates, with whom I’m already discussing the early drafts of my next novel.

As ever, I’ll keep you posted.

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