Launch! INCEPTIO special edition hardback is now out!

Well, here it is. It’s a big project for me – a celebration of 10 years publishing in a niche part of the book world. Although the ‘alternative history’ label could put people off, a thriller is a thriller is a thriller. But essentially, INCEPTIO is a story of people; young/old, tough/sensitive, daft/clever, thoroughly bad/honourable […]

Choosing the colours of book covers

It’s a well-worn statement, a cliché even, that it’s the book cover that sells the book.

I’d refine that a little. What a cover does first is grab a browser’s attention, nothing more. You’ve made them pause, even stop to investigate further. If they pick it up or click on its image, that’s a second […]

RNA Conference pictures

Although it seems ages ago, the Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference was only a couple of weeks ago! It took place at the Harper Adams University, a renowned agricultural college near Telford, Shropshire – a beautiful setting, plus a light whiff from the animal areas! Needless to say, our meals had the shortest food mileage ever […]