Thursday, April 09, 2009
Miss Bennet & Mr Bingley
This is the cover of my latest book - Miss Bennet & Mr Bingley. I am thrilled with it- many thanks to Jane Odiwe for doing this for me. Publishing this book has been fraught with difficulties - it's as if someone doesn't want it to be seen. After many hours spent removing various glitches from the manuscript I proudly released it on the world - only to discover that there was a line of total gibberish on the first page. When I'd been reading it through I'd spoken to my husband with my voice recognition still turned on. I had to remove the book from circulation and start the process all over again. I eagerly awaited the final, final proof copy to arrive. To my horror (and amusement) it arrived with an extra book attached to the end. I don't think fans of Jane Austen would appreciate reading the views of 'the democratic left', do you?
Now I have to wait, again, for another proof copy to be sent in order to get it back into the distribution system. Hopefully Miss Bennet & Mr Bingley will be available not only on Lulu.com, but also everywhere else, by the end of the month.
I would also like to tell you about my new website. The wonderful Aimee Fry, of siteamigo, redesigned it for me. I think it's perfect for a historical novelist. Please go and have a look and see what you think.