Here Come The Kindle Editions!
When it came to putting out e-versions of my back catalogue, I decided to take a similar approach to the Bryant & May Christmas annual of short stories, ‘London’s Glory’. Instead of merely sticking some tales in a book I added explanations and essays. So rather than simply transcribing the various novels and collections into electronic versions (not as easy as it seems, considering some were produced on typewriters and the manuscripts are now lost) I commissioned my pal Martin Butterworth to get involved with the project.
Martin’s an excellent graphic designer, and revisited the books, designing new covers to make them all match. That way, if the any of the books do well, we’ll produce hardcopies with matching covers. I also added new written pieces for every book, explaining how and why it was created, and placing it in the context of when it was published.
Best of all, despite all of the work that’s gone into the new editions we’ve been able to keep the price way down. They’ll sell for just £2.49, less than the price of half a London pint. The first novels to be available will be ‘Roofworld’ and ‘Spanky’, but if you look on Amazon you’ll find many more titles to come!