Today is a great Friday because I finally have a print edition of The Entity in my hands. I have been waiting a long time for this, perhaps since the day I started writing the book. That’s every author’s dream, isn’t it? To hold the physical book in their hands? It’s definitely true for me!
I didn’t do a video since I was re-organizing my home office (it now exists) but, I did take some photos of the book to show just how mammoth this paperback is.
As I talked about in a previous post, I did all the layout design in Scrivener using the compile for paperback option. I set the text at size 12, since I’ve personally been struggling to read trade paperbacks that have a minuscule font size. Most books use size 10 as far as I can tell, and this wasn’t so different. I also included the author notes after each episode, since they reminded me of reading monthly comics, or issues of Tales from the Crypt.
Enough blabbing about the edition. Below are more photos from a couple different angles.
The book is available today on the CreateSpace store, so you can pick up a copy if you’d like. It will be available on Amazon as well in the coming days (the estimate is 3 to 5 days to appear and be linked with the Kindle edition, so I will keep my eyes peeled for it).
Here is the link for the CreateSpace Store. Full disclosure – I get a higher royalty if the book is purchased through CreateSpace, as opposed to Amazon (even though they are both part of the Amazon ecosystem). Amazon takes 40% of the list price whenever a paperback is sold through them, and then the fees from CreateSpace are deducted. If you’d still like to get it through Amazon, be sure to leave a review after you read it! (Pretty please.)
I’m not sure how many people still read indie books in print. Since one of my goals for 2015 is to read more electronically, it is kind of funny to be advertising a print volume of my own work. But, I have to say it turned out as good as I had hoped, and I am glad to have a copy sitting on my desk. It’s good motivation to put fingers on the keyboard and a pen to paper in order to continue writing stories that I want to be told. As I have been learning for myself, there is always room in my life for another ghost story.