My new book Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John, is now a reality!
I went to the printer's this afternoon and inspected the proof copy, agreed it, and gave the go-ahead for the print run. They let me bring the proof home, and told me that it was accidentally printed on heavier paper, so it's more substantial, and I treasure it.
In the last two days I have uploaded the ebook version to both Smashwords and Amazon, and successfully passed the vetting. The Smashwords versions are available now on their site, and will be sent out to the major distributors over the next week or two. The Kindle version is being processed at Amazon.
I have also produced a new ebook edition of the first book Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth. I've worked out how to do endnotes and added them in, as well as changing the ebook to mirror the print version. This has also been uploaded to both Smashwords and Amazon.
I have booked my book launch, at the same venue as last time, the Oxfam Bookshop on Castle Street in Swansea - actually only a few yards from the ruins of Swansea Castle. The launch is on Tuesday 17th September at 7pm. Now I have to prepare the publicity.
As part of the online publicity I updated my Smashwords profile and discovered that they now do interviews. You can read my interview here. I also did an interview recently for the Welsh-American Bookstore, which has some of the same information, but some different things too.
Now I have to post the new book in the same online places as the first one, and contact all the stockists of the print version. Lots to do!