Friday, August 9, 2019
"Taghri's Prize" is now available in a print edition
My latest book, "Taghri's Prize", is now available in a paperback edition, as well as an e-book.
It was not fun getting it ready. Amazon uploaded my text file, then sent me a template for the right cover size based on page count. I had my cover designer prepare the print cover to that specification, which he did very precisely; then I submitted the cover for approval. It was rejected because its dimensions were wrong - even though they conformed exactly to what Amazon had specified! That was very frustrating, for both my cover designer and myself. Fortunately, he was able to adapt the cover to the new requirements, and its second iteration was accepted.
I ordered proof copies before launching the print edition, just to make sure all was in order. I'm pleased to report they look very good indeed. When Amazon folded CreateSpace (its former print subsidiary) into its KDP e-book publishing arm last year, initial reports were heard that print quality was not as good as before, with both authors and customers complaining about it. That seems to be a thing of the past. The copies I got were clear and crisp, well bound, and properly cut.
Click the link above, or in the sidebar of my blog, to be taken to the book's page on Amazon.com - and stand by for the imminent launch of the third Western novel in my Ames Archives series.
"Gold on the Hoof" will be published later this month.
Thanks for your support!