Cover of Johnny Ruin

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Jacket required

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Just a short update to let you know, we have a cover! And a release date! 19 April 2018 is the public release date. Fear not, backers, you will get your copies early. But for now, just take it in. I love it!

Can't wait for you to read it the book. If you know anyone who hasn't pledged but might enjoy it, they have until Sunday to pre-order and still seee their name in the back...


Copy that?

Friday, 28 July 2017

The copy edit is the part of book production process when your manuscript is turned over to a specialist who goes through it with a fine toothed spelling and grammar comb. They also look at word use and repetition, check facts i.e. "are you implying this was a Jon Bon Jovi solo album? Because here's a link to an article that says it was the whole band" (I wasn't, and yes it was), and make suggestions…

Stand and deliver

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Hello! If you've seen your email, you'll know that I have delivered the 'final' edited manuscript to Unbound.

This being publishing, the 'final' manuscript is not in fact final. What happens next is the book goes to see the copy editor, who does a line edit (a very close edit that looks at spelling, grammar, word repetition, consistency of style, that sort of thing).

That's not to say it…

Yes but what happens now?

Friday, 24 March 2017


Hi team,

Since my book funded I've had a fair few of you asking, another whisky, really? And, what's happening with your book? Sober so far today, I thought I'd elaborate some on the process. 

You'd be forgiven for thinking that after a 9 day funding storm I finally got some sleep, but this is not the case. See, Unbound, underneath all the shiny tech and cool crowdfunding stuff, is much…

Publication date: March 2018
106% funded
271 backers