10, 9, 8... Countdown to launch has begun. Everyone is strapped in, the lights are flashing and there's plenty of fuel on board.
Ghosts of Chechnya will be published by Unbound early this summer, I'm delighted to announce. Hopefully in June, before everyone goes on hols and good for launch parties (thinking I'd better do something) though it's possible there will be delays.
My novel has been allocated an editor who will be pouncing on any plot holes, dodgy characters, irrelevant flights of fancy and long boring bits. I'm bracing myself for her findings - nothing received as yet. She has a great track record in the publishing world, which bodes well for my book, and I'm sure she knows how to deal with difficult authors. (I'll do my best not to be, but I've not done this before...) After that there'll be pernickity editing of various kinds and a designer will set to work on the cover.
The book will come out as an e-book and will be on sale (price to be decided) in Amazon, Kobo, Apple etc and also via the Unbound site. All the book's supporters will automatically receive the e-book in the format you prefer. (You can read on a Kindle, i-phone or other device, or your computer/tablet.)
I'll make this post short and sweet, as the dog keeps jumping up on my lap and licking my ear. Also I have a pile of reading to do while I still have the opportunity...
Before I go, please note that there's a few weeks left for people to get their name into the special edition my book and pledge for rewards (don't yet know the cut-off date) before the content is finalised. I'm still recovering from the effort of getting to 100% and have needed a break from pestering people about my book. However, any further pledges will be very welcome! My book will be one of the very first to be published under Unbound's new digital list, in case I haven't mentioned it before. Who knows, that first e-book edition may be valuable in years to come, when we've all moved onto some other technology or dare I say back to the good old paperback :)
Speaking of which, the more Ghosts of Chechnya sells, the more likely it is that at some point it will be available in a physical version. A lot of people have asked me whether the book will be available as a paperback. The answer is that it may be if it sells enough digital copies. I'd love this to happen so all you technophobes out there can turn 'real' pages (I know, not everyone carries a Kindle). I'll be doing my best to let people know about my book as publication time approaches. In the meantime, any help to spread the word about Ghosts of Chechnya will be much appreciated.
Now I really have to go, the dog is about to chew up my boots for lunch. One last thing - for anyone who hasn't come across it, I have a blog on my website jennieensor.com. (It's a vastly inferior specimen compared with this lovely Shed, of course, and entirely lacking in video bits n bobs.)
That's all folks. Any thoughts, queries or whatever, please don't hesitate to click on the Comment button, I'd love to hear from you.
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