Well it’s been something of a day of days for me, Some Will Not Sleep and Ritual Limited. I am still flying under the “coming soon” flag for the collection in all of its editions, but I felt as if I am really getting somewhere today.
My samples of the SOME WILL NOT SLEEP paperback arrived this afternoon, and I will say that print-on-demand has come an awful long way over the last few years. These books are as good to my eye as the better B format paperbacks from the trads – lovely velvety matte finish on the cover, and real easy-on-the-eye cream paper inside. If you picked this up in Waterstones you wouldn’t think P.O.D. I’m giving Ingram Spark full marks. It feels real good in the hand and the perfect bound binding is great. I may have stroked it …
And I’m awarding full marks to Pete Marsh of the Dead Good Design Company who resized the amazing jacket artwork from the hardback, and his own text design for the hardback, to fit this paperback edition.
I’m publishing this paperback at the same time as the limited edition hardback and the eBook on Halloween, 2016. The paperback’s availability worldwide will be impressive.
And if that wasn’t exciting enough (for me, admittedly) after the last seven months of many very long days, involving much trial and even more error on this indie venture, the Ritual Limited Black Metal T’ sample arrived too. I’ve splashed out on the manufacture of my merch’ so that the Ritual shirt is made on ring spun, soft style cotton, like a good tour shirt. And it’s a beaut’.
My all singing, tap dancing store, will be opening soon for presales, and I will be taking delivery of the hardback very soon … If you want to get in first, my mailing list is a good place to be (and you get a free book). Signup is on my homepage.