Archives for Britain’s Next Bestseller

‘Ignoring Gravity’: what’s going on

It is two weeks since I got the news that Ignoring Gravity was going to be part of the new publishing imprint Britain’s Next Bestseller. The launch is on March 28, 2014 so the countdown has started! I now have provisional front covers, which I am very excited about – I wrote a fairly tight brief and my graphic designer has done a great job. Out of the eight dummies he produced, I immediately discarded two.  I stuck the remaining six on the wall, so I see them every time I walk upstairs, and have already discarded another three. It is vital to get this right, as everything else seems to flow from the look of the cover. In order to write the brief,  I visited my local bookshop and looked at cover design: the new titles on displayed on tables by the door, and older titles in the bookcases. I didn’t worry about the title at this point, I was looking for covers that caught my eye – title, use of colour, image, typography. Then I went home, stood in front of my bookshelves and pulled out book after book. The subsequent pile yielded some covers I really liked,
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Categories: Book Love and On Writing.

IGNORING GRAVITY: next Bestseller?

I am delighted to announce my novel Ignoring Gravity has been signed to take part in the launch of ‘Britain’s Next Bestseller’ on March 28, 2014.This is a new publishing imprint where you, the readers, can select which books go into print. If I achieve a minimum pre-order target of 250 sales of Ignoring Gravity, I will be awarded with a publishing contract for book and e-book formats. You will be able to place your pre-order for Ignoring Gravity on a special website to be launched on March 28. Watch out for more details here. Ignoring Gravity is the story of two pairs of sisters separated by a generation of secrets. Start reading the story of Rose Haldane and her sister Lily from episode one, now, by clicking here. Sadly for those who have been reading the instalments here, you will now to wait for the book to be published before you find out how it ends! To learn more about Britain’s Next Bestseller, and how you can place your pre-order, click here.
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Categories: Book Love, My Novel: 'Ignoring Gravity' and On Writing.