To Shine with Honor by Joseph Scott Amis has been receiving great reviews. This is book 1 of a trilogy of dramatised works exploring the political and military workings of the First Crusade, as told through the eyes of a minor French nobleman. Learn more about Scott through his author interview on the Portfolio tab.
The second book in the King's Jew series by Darius Stransky has now been released. As thoroughly researched as ever, In the Shadow of the King takes the story of Edward the First, from 1265-1274 with the aftermath of the Battle of Evesham and as far as the Ninth Crusade. It is an immersive and fascinating world, and told by the master.
Redfern by GD Tinnams. The machines have taken over and mankind is cast out. Millennia later, the inhospitable planet of Redfern is in the process of being made habitable for the proposed rebirth of the entire human race.
Teach a Teacher a Lesson by Cat Nicolaou has been published in paperback and Kindle. This is a steamy love story with a twist, highlighting the problems facing a newly-qualified teacher and the far-reaching effects of an innocent rejection.
Amazon seem to be playing with their authors again. Amazon UK has produced their own paperback publishing process, which appears to be in competition with their own Createspace. The royalty calculations are complex and look unfavourable compared with the Createspace model. That, coupled with their recalculations of page reads means you might find your book apparently isn't being read at all. One is beginning to wonder when a viable alternative will appear on the stage. If anyone has tried a promising alternative, please contact us so we can have a look.
Italics: There is an increasing trend for publishers to be put off if a manuscript contains italics. Try using single quotation marks for single words, and indentation for the content of letters or long speeches instead. You can create a style for this. The new template now has one called 'Verse', which you can try out. This creates a permanent indent to make the content stand out.
Welcome new Inca, GD Tinnams. GD's works are fully science fiction based with emphasis on action, adventure and plausibility. To date GD has three novels. We are showcasing the latest, Redfern, where humanity is struggling to survive against the domination of the robots.
The Inca Template. Please use the latest version of the Template available for you to download. Pasting your text into this will ensure that your manuscript can be uploaded in PDF form to Createspace for an impressive end result. Remember that the presentation of your work is critical. There is also a separate instruction booklet now, rather than having it in the template itself.
The Inside Story. A new site, featuring interviews with characters from a diverse selection of novels is now available for viewing on Wordpress. Rather than reading the ‘blurb’ on the back of a book, you can actually ‘hear’ what a particular character thinks about things. You’ll learn his/her ‘Inside Story’. In fact, you’ll get an insight into his thoughts: thoughts and ideas that were never told to the writer. There are links to individual interviews on the Portfolio tab.