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My first book!


So what if I published it myself. At least I did it properly. See:

That’s 100 paperback copies and 100 hardback copies of Whippleshield Books’ first, er, book: Apollo Quartet 1: Adrift on the Sea of Rains. Well, that’s what I ordered. There may be more, and sometimes the printers do over-run. It looks like more. But I won’t know the exact number until I actually count them.

Anyway, I’m really pleased with how it’s come out. Not bad for a first effort. The cover art is actually more effective than I’d expected:

Having said that, I’ve spotted a few things I’m not completely happy with, but… lessons learned. I shall make sure not to make the same mistakes when I come to publish the second book of the Apollo Quartet, Wave Fronts.

For now, I have 75 copies to number and sign before the Eastercon…


9 thoughts on “My first book!

  1. Lovely looking volume and I wish you the very best with your imprint.

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  3. Congratulations. I shall look for a copy.

    • It’ll be on sale at the Eastercon and alt.fiction. Some time towards the end of April, I hope to have a website up to sell copies. Meanwhile, it’s on Amazon and can be ordered from there.

  4. When will the ebook version be available?

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