Thursday, 26 June 2014

Busy Redrafting and Publishing

I've been neglecting both my blog and visiting other people's since last week as I've been redrafting my very first full length Regency novel, Dangerous Deceit, since getting my rights back. Not only did I change it back to British English but I found my writing had improved since this first novel - as it should do! Must say this is still one of my favourite books - and my daughter agrees it's one of her favourites.


I also did the new cover myself and have now uploaded the novel to Amazon but I only previewed it this morning on my kindle and I think the spacing is a little wide between sentences, although the chapters begin on the correct new pages, so I might change that later. Happy to see I was told there are no spelling mistakes (they kindly give you that information on the Amazon page after uploading).

So that's my little bit of news for now! Must find a way of retrieving all the great reviews I had on Amazon for the first edition of the book.

POSTSCRIPT: I've now changed the spacing and daughter says it looks fine. And Amazon are now showing all my lovely reviews from before!

Rosemary

15 comments:

Frances Garrood said...

Oh, well done, Rosemary. And I wouldn't worry about the spacing. I've yet to read a Kindle books where it's all been done properly. Seems to be a Kindle problem.

Great cover!

Julia said...

Excellent use of your time, Rosemary. Congrats. Love the cover - she does look a saucy minx!

Joanna said...

Congratulations, Rosemary, on this beautiful cover - she looks absolutely gorgeous and suitably alluring. It must have been a lot of hard work to redraft Dangerous Deceit, but immensely satisfying. And I know it will be very successful - well done. xxx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks so much, Frances - I like to get it as right as possible so I think I've fixed it! But you're correct - so many e-readers have different configurations anyway.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks, Julia - she's an innocent but falling in love and there's a scene where she has to lower the neck of her gown from her shoulder...

Thank you so much for your support, as always, Joanna - it's very satisfying to have it back in British English, especially since it's a historical set in Britain by a UK writer!

ange said...

Love your new book cover Rosemary. It'd certainly make me pick up the book and read the blurb.

Did you see my tweet to you about choosing you as one of five writers to state five facts about their latest protagonist? If you pop to my blog you'll see what I mean.

Ange xx

Jean Bull said...

What a fabulous cover, Rosemary! Good luck with Dangerous Deceit!

Wendy's Writing said...

How lovely to be able to give an old friend a new lease of life.

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susanjanejones said...

I love this cover, but I treasure my green one. The original, and it's signed by your lovely self, so it's precious. Is my review on there?? Will take a look.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Ange - and huge apologies, I'd completely forgotten about that! Will look at your blog.

Thanks a lot, Jean!

I enjoyed doing so, Wendy!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Ange - and huge apologies, I'd completely forgotten about that! Will look at your blog.

Thanks a lot, Jean!

I enjoyed doing so, Wendy!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

What a lovely thing to say, Suzy - thank you! At least you know you have a limited edition!

Carolb said...

Lovely cover, and good news you can bring it out yourself.

The spacing issue is never going to be perfect, so don't worry too much. When the reader puts it on their device to read, they will probably have it displayed in their preferred font and size. :)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Carol! I think you're right about the different devices - I'm going to get some print copies too.