Print Cover Reveal

November 16, 2014

The digital market continues to grow from strength to strength, and there’s no denying that ebooks have earned their place, but I must admit a physical book will always hold a special place in my heart. There’s something wholly satisfying about holding a physical book in your hand that touches all your senses. From the look of a beautifully designed cover, the reassuring weight of the copy, the smell of the print to the visceral act of turning each crisp new page, you can’t help but form a deeper connection to a physical book. Yes, they’re bulky and take up more space on your bookshelves, but I love to see all my favourites sat proudly on my shelves. They are part of my history, part of who I am, like old friends from whom I’d never want to be parted.

The first book in my trilogy, The Caves of Tavannar has been out in ebook format for a year now. Readers have asked when I would be publishing a paperback version. It’s something that I have wanted to do for a while now, but haven’t had time to make it a priority amongst the many other diverse challenges of becoming an indie author. This last year, I’ve been beavering away to make my ebook available to readers across various platforms, running promotions, creating a website and starting a blog. Not to mention, finding time to write my second book – well you get the idea.

If only I were a Time Lord with a Tardis of my own. Oh, the possibilities…

It’s been a nail biting wait, but I can now reveal the finalised print cover. Should really have a drum roll or a clever fade in for this beautiful moment, but that goes beyond my digital skills. Ah well, here it is.

Ta, da!

I think it looks fab, but I’d love to know what you think. Please leave a comment on the blog. It’s looking a bit lonely as yet. 😥

My graphic designer, Nahum Ziersch has done a fantastic job. If you’d like to check out some more of his brilliant illustrations, please stop by his website here: I can only hope it looks as good in print as it does in its digital format. As soon as I receive and approve the proof copy, the print version will be available on Amazon. Assuming there are no delays or setbacks, readers should be able to order a copy in time for Christmas. 😀 I’ll post an update when I have a fixed release date.

I have a feeling it will be an emotional moment when I see the paperback copy of my own book for the very first time. Not just to see my name in print, but after all the years of toil and trouble to reach this point, I will finally be able to hold something tangible, something I’ve put my heart and soul into, and now get to share with all you lovelies. This is definitely one book I will be proud to make space for on my bookshelf.  😛

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