For those of you who missed the moment last night, I Tweeted and Google plussed about my book, News from Gardenia, which was slowly heading towards launch on the Unbound website.
I’m very happy to announce it got there, it is now guaranteed to come out. For those of you not familiar with the crowd sourcing ethos (I certainly wasn’t) until the project reached 100% it was always in the balance. If after the allotted number of days it didn’t make it, all the money raised would be sent back to the donors. End of story, end of book and great sadness would have consumed the shaven headed one.
Thankfully, due to the generosity and foresight of quite a few hundred people it made it, New from Gardenia will be published, all the people who supported the book will get it in February.
There will be a launch party, there will be a special day on a racing circuit with some truly phenomenal electric cars, driven by proper racing drivers, I can’t say more yet but that is turning out to be fairly momentous.
Once we have supplied all the books to the supporters, I will then be trolling around book festivals, bookshops and booky events attended by people who did their homework and went to school regularly, unlike myself, promoting the book to the wider world.
It will be available in regular bookshops in paperback form, it’ll be on Amazon globally, it’ll be a kindle book, an e-book and an audiobook. The audiobook probably won’t be on Audible.com or .co.uk just yet although talks have taken place, but it will be on iTunes and available through Audioboo in DRM free Mp3 form.
So that’s it, this is the first book I have published without going through a publishing company with a big office in central London with massive overheads, this is the first book I have published where I feel I can have a direct relationship with readers.
So to all of you who have supported the book at this stage, massive thanks, without doubt it would not have happened without you.
It’s certainly not too late to order News from Gardenia now if you are interested, you’ll still be among the exclusive know-all elite to get the book first.