Thursday, 6 December 2018
Ten Little Astronauts Now in Print!
Good news, everyone! Ten Little Astronauts has been printed and it's looking great. I was really pleased with the cover when I saw it as a PDF spread, but it's still not quite the same as a finished book. In particular, it's hard to get an impression of how the cover will look when wrapped around the spine, which as it turns out is very good indeed.
I held off sharing the back cover before, largely just because it was difficult to crop it out of the full PDF spread. However, that also looks good in print. I like the grooves and rivets. They add just a little extra detail without distracting from the blurb. You can see the same border on the front as well, but it stands out better on the back.
This batch of paperbacks is the lot I'll be taking to book fairs and other events - the first of which will likely be the Hampshire Writers' Society Published Members' Book Fair, two days before the official trade publication date - but I'm expecting an even larger box tomorrow. Those I'll be signing so they can be sent out to everyone who pledged at a level including a collectable copy. Your books should all be on their way very soon!