Excited! Buzzing! Finally, after the best part of a year’s editing, re-editing, re-re-editing, re-re-re-re…you get the picture, Dory’s Avengers is due for re-release on Friday 30 September 2016. The manuscript has been professionally proof read (yes, I know what I do for a day job, but not even an editor can proof her own work) – many thanks to Julia Gibbs for her expert work, and the cover art is looking fan-blooming-tastic courtesy of James Willis of Spiffing Covers:
I’ve managed to upload the manuscript not only to Kindle Direct Publishing, where the e-book is all ready to pre-order (Amazon UK, Amazon USA, Amazon Ca, Amazon Au), but also to Createspace for those of you who prefer a yummy printed book – thank you to Mary Matthews (aka author Georgia Rose) of Three Shires Publishing for teaching me so much at her excellent self-publishing workshop earlier in the year. Hell, I’m even going to be releasing Dory’s Avengers on Audible once I’ve found the perfect narrator – watch this blog for further news on that particular venture. There’s no stopping me now.
But hang on a moment – wasn’t Dory’s published three years ago? About this time of year, with a book launch and signing sessions and lots of champagne?
Okay, I confess – yes, it was. I’m not going to go into details about what went wrong (mutters dark oaths about vanity publisher dazzling naïve author with false promises); suffice to say, about a year ago I decided to reread my literary triumph and ended up hugely embarrassed by the standard of editing, proof reading and, I have to confess, my own blunders. All the parts I’d been uneasy about but had left in; all the rambling scenes I’d included simply so I could air one amusing phrase; all were there, mocking me and making me want to…give the book a damn good structural edit and re-release it.
And so I did.
I can honestly say I am delighted with everything to do with the revised edition of Dory’s Avengers, and I’m looking forward to sharing more blog posts and snippets from the book on An Author’s View in the weeks leading up to the big launch on 30 September. If you bought a copy of the original and feel tempted to give the sleek new version a try, please contact me and I will give you a free copy, if possible in the format of your choice. If not, I hope you will purchase a copy, love it and leave me a peachy review, but I will be equally interested to know your reasons if you’re not keen. If people are reading Dory’s Avengers, I will be one happy author. You, dear readers, are after all the reason why I write.
Gonna order one to my mom’s house! Congrats!
Cool, I’ll be interested to hear what she thinks of it. Maybe one day I’ll even get over to Georgia and sign it for her 🙂
And I want the guy on the cover for myself. Phwoar!
Yeah, that’s Theo and he’s meant to be phwoar!
Wow, Alison, that’s big news! Great advice in this post, too. Wishing you all the luck with Launch Mark II 😀
Thank you, Tara. I’m so excited about this release – it’s taken a lot of work.
How fabulous! LOVE the cover too 🙂
Oh, the cover! Isn’t it wonderful? I would recommend Spiffing Covers to anyone; they’re a joy to work with 🙂
I love the new cover! Good luck!
Thank you, Cathy. I love the cover too 🙂
I am absolutely thrilled this is about to be re-released Alison – I have my copy on order and shall look forward to getting to read it. Thanks for the mention and I’m delighted you got so much out of the workshop – onwards and upwards!! I’m even thinking of trying audio myself 🙂