I get discovered by Amazon’s Lake Union Publishing
I sign up
I discover that editing is not as painful as I thought
Before I started on the editing process I had a phone conference with two managers from Amazon Publishing: Thom Kephar, the Marketing Manager and Gabriella Van den Heuvel, the Author Relations Manager. They were full of ideas and energy and great to talk with. They outlined the process of getting published and a brief overview of how my book would be marketed. I had cause to call on Gabe a lot over the next few days to help clarify all the questions running through my mind.
At the same time I found out that ‘A Love Most Dangerous’ would be released in an audio version and also that it would be translated into German. All this was happening very fast indeed.
I won’t go into the details of the marketing campaign apart from to say that it makes use of some pretty exciting concepts and technologies.
And then, it all began to fit together. The new cover was done, the final copy was sent off and the book became available for reviewers.
A couple of weeks ago I received complimentary copies of the paperback and the audio edition. Here I am, taking a look. I seem to be a little bit pleased by seeing the final versions:
My wife and I spent several days listening to the marvellous story-telling of Heather Wilds. She was terrific, reading with great verve, sympathy and invention. If you like to hear a book read in a wonderful way I recommend you check out her work.
Yesterday, I received a gift from Lake Union Publishing to mark publication day. It was a blank leather notebook, very like the notebook Alice Petherton was given for her poems. It was the perfect gift.
And today, ‘A Love Most Dangerous’ is republished in the new edition.