December 02, 2011

"Engage Smug Mode"

Sir Ralph seems to be making a habit of being the subject of the header pictures in my rants and general posts recently. This picture shows him being SO smug, I just had to share it with my readers. With special thanks to Dean Walker, the stories' superb artist.

Why is Sir Ralph so smug? You'll have to find out when the first book goes on sale! Trust me, he doesn't stay this smug for long...!

I am in the process of finalizing the pictures, story, and a new addition to the Colour version of the e-book - an appendix with some history of the characters and locations seen in the book.

This will, I hope, become a normal fixture. Haven't as yet decided on a title for it - my first instinct was to make it narrated by Stephen and call it "Stephen Says" (as "Simon Says" might be a bit too self serving!!!)

I can confirm that the e-book will be published on the Kindle, in a supremely cheap grayscale version, and a slightly more expensive full colour version. Both will work on the original Kindle, but the Colour version will be of course, at its best on the full colour Kindle.

I am also working on an iOS (that's Apple) version of both e-books to be sold on iBooks. I can't guarantee it will be out at the same time as the Kindle one as there is slightly more paperwork to put through, but hopefully it will not be too much longer.

I can also confirm I will be releasing a full colour paperback version of the book, in a limited amount, release date to be confirmed.

You'll also notice I have enabled comments on the blog for the first time. I have put in place settings that will allow users to comment without fear of reading vast amounts of spam.

Thankfully, with everything now set up on my smart phone, I can moderate the blog and Facebook group while on the move, so my fears about the blog being unmoderated at any time can finally be laid to rest.

Until next time!


Daniel Lee Blues said...

wonderful news mate but any word on a version for those without a kindle or apple device?

Copley Hill said...

There is the physical copy of which I am doing a limited run of. I have my hands full with the two e-book versions at the moment, so a third is unlikely at present.

Daniel Lee Blues said...

well then any ideas on how much for one of the physical copys? so i know how much to put away each week?

Copley Hill said...

I can't say until I have my final costings. Rest assured, I will let people know. It is unlikely to cost more than £10 for a paperback book, equally I would not have thought it would be as cheap as £3 or £4.

I don't have exact figures yet, I will make the cost available when I know them myself.

Daniel Blues said...

aright cool count me in as a confirmed order for one of the hard copys then