The Final Publishing Process.


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.



About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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2 Responses to The Final Publishing Process.

  1. tigers68 says:

    thanks for taking us on this journey of yours…now get back to work 🙂

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