Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Nic's Sticky Notes: The Last Gasp

White Knuckle was finalised last weekend and made its way to the printers, so we can all lie back and breathe easy. Cy and Valia, exhausted, are currently being replenished with the blood of innocents in a secret location, so here am I holding the fort... or at least the blog.

Some of Valia's original watercoloured pages.
The last few days before a work-in-progress becomes a "book" are always the most nerve-wracking. Will some kind of hideous problem, previously unnoticed by anyone, pop up at the last minute? Will the technology gremlins decide to play some kind of horrendous joke on you? Will the sky fall in and ancient terrors from beyond the stars return to ravage the Earth?

Luckily, none of these things did happen. But it pays to be aware of the possibilities!

Even more luckily, we have one of the best pre-press people in the business! Ladies and Gentlemen, please give a big hand to the incomparable Mr Ian Sharman.

Midwife to almost all our bloody darlings, he delivers them kicking and screaming into the world, makes them all beautiful, and sends them on their way, teeth gleaming and claws all polished.

He is superhumanly unflappable, incredibly accommodating and a fantastic designer. If you get the chance to have him work on your book, grab it with both hands!

White Knuckle will be launched on the 12th of May at The Bristol Comic Con as part of The Markosia Showcase. More on that very soon. There are still a few days left to pre-order at the launch price of £10.

If you are a reviewer and would like to request a copy of the book, please contact us.

If you are a retailer and would like to order copies of the book, please contact Harry Markos, publisher, through the Markosia Enterprises website for details, special offers or to discuss signings and events.

Demon Con

This Sunday (22nd April) We will be at Demon Con in Maidstone and there will be previews of both White Knuckle and  Cancertown 2 on the table, as well as books to buy and new projects to find out about.

See you around...

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