In The Bookseller - editor's choice

I was stunned to see that SUCCESSIO had been selected as an Editor’s Choice in The Bookseller‘s inaugural Indie Preview on Friday.

I was checking Twitter – having a break after wrestling with an article – and saw my name mentioned by  journalist, Porter Anderson, associate editor for — the world community for digital development in publishing, and part of The Bookseller.

Clever, knowledgeable and insightful, his tweets are always worth reading. I stopped, read it and clicked through.

Surprised? Excited? Dull words for how I felt.
Here’s what they said:

“Carina Mitela is the heir within a leading family, but has chosen the life of an officer in the Praetorian Guard Special Forces. When a blackmailing letter arrives from a woman claiming to be her husband’s lost daughter, a youthful indiscretion turns into a nightmare which threatens to attack the core of the imperial family itself. I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller, the third in Morton’s epic series set in Roma Nova, a breakaway Roman colony established in AD395, which has survived to the present day. The series came about because the author—a self-confessed “Ancient Roman nut”—wondered what a modern Roman society run by women would look like.”

The Bookseller is the UK publishing trade magazine and has taken an innovative step, in conjunction with Nook, in introducing the Indie Preview. I am so proud that SUCCESSIO was included in the inaugural selection.

Here’s the full post on The Bookseller site.

UPDATE: Here’s the follow-up post on The Bookseller site with details of the discussion about the preview and self-published/indie fiction standards required for success.


Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers INCEPTIO, PERFIDITASSUCCESSIOAURELIA and INSURRECTIO. The sixth, RETALIO, came out in April  2017. Audiobooks now available for the first four of the series Get INCEPTIO, the series starter, for FREE when you sign up to Alison’s free monthly email newsletter. You’ll also be first to know about Roma Nova news and book progress before everybody else, and take part in giveaways.

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