Zanzibar’s Rings is due to for release in one month’s time.
It’s finally ready! Take a look inside the paperback by clicking the diagonal arrows (a couple of chapters).
Ebook or Paperback?
You can buy the ebook here:
And order the paperback from your favourite retailer using the ISBN 9798210005601
It should be available through the Ingram distribution network at most retailers (including Book Depository) within a couple of weeks.
Has it been easy to produce?
No. It seemed so, but the more I looked at the final draft, the more problems I found with it. So I got those sorted out to my editor’s and my own staisfaction, and turned to creating the paperback.
That always introduces errors, especially with the Viridian series where several aliens speak in italics. For some reason the transfer from wordprocessing file to the paperback’s system leaves whole tracts of italics after a correct one. And when I thought I’d cleaned the file up, and got the first proof back, I found a good number of places where I’d missed a non-italic inset between dialogues. Like:
- Are you ready to go, Baby? He listened to the sounds of the engine. Good, we’ll go.
I’ve made that up to demonstrate. But finding those interim pieces was easy when reading a book, and almost impossible when reading the screen.
And worse – more places where the indent for the paragraph was missing. One where it was there, but in the middle of a paragraph.
The trouble was, the more times I read through the script, the more things I found in the writing I wanted to tweak. These were mainly because I’ve been working on giving you the character’s point of view more meaningfully. That can always be improved. And as I could, I did, till I cried ‘No More!’
And it was done.