Hooray! I can confidently state that my book Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros is now available from numerous book retailers worldwide (as demonstrated by the screenshot I took from the Barnes & Noble website). This took a whole lot less than the projected two to four weeks by Lulu, but I’m definitely not complaining about that!😋 Anyway, I know that I’ve labelled this post as the final update on Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros, but that only refers to its release (which took a little bit longer than I had anticipated). So I will continue to post information on it every now and then because obviously I need to promote it in whatever way I can. And hopefully people will be interested in it enough to want to purchase it.😊
Well, after a frustrating couple of weeks, Lulu has finally approved my book, Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros, for Global Distribution. This means that (and I quote the email Lulu sent me) “it is on the way to Global Distribution retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Nobel.” They also state that It should be available on those sites in 2-4 weeks. As you can probably imagine, this makes me quite happy!😄
I will make another post when I know for a fact that Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros is on Amazon etc., but if you are interested in reading it ASAP, please don’t forget that you can buy it directly from Lulu right now.😊
OK, so things haven’t gone as smoothly as I had hoped. The print version of Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros is now available on Lulu’s online bookstore (Yay!), but the process for making it available at other stores (such as Amazon) is proving to be a little bit tricky and at this point, I have no idea how long this process will take to complete. Also, I had assumed that I would be able to offer the print version as an ebook automatically (you know, by ticking a box somewhere). But apparently this is not the case, so now I will need to prepare the ebook version manually, so to speak. This won’t be difficult to do, but it seems a terribly inefficient way of doing things.
Anyway, I guess I should be happy that in one form at least, Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros is finally out! Click the link below if you are interested in purchasing a copy of the print version from the Lulu bookstore. This version is priced at USD 11.99 / EUR 11.99 / AUD 14.99 / GBP 10.99 / CAD 15.99.😊
I have finished proofreading (and correcting) Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros! This means that the February 1 release date is pretty much fixed. My only concern now is how smoothly the process for making a book available to the public will be. I’ve done it once before, but under slightly different circumstances, so I guess I’ll see what happens on Monday.😊
Oh, I promised a look at the interior of the book, so here it is…
Being an illustrated novella, Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros, has a total of 36 monochrome illustrations through out it, like the one of Tristaria you can see above. Incidentally, this particular illustration is actually the very first illustration in the story, so I guess it’s kind of a sneak peek?.😄
Well, I guess the next post on Tristaria will be on Monday, when it will be officially released! So, bye till then!
Today I received the “author’s proof” of my illustrated novella Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros, which I ordered from Lulu just under 2 weeks ago. I’ve only had a quick look through it, but I’m quite happy with it! I’ve ordered from Lulu before, so I know they produce quality books; the only real anxiety I had was about my data files. But apart from one little problem, the book appears to have turned out just as I expected.😄 Anyway, I took pictures of the front and back covers, which you can see below.
Although it may be hard to tell, Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros is a large softcover book. It is A4 in size, which you may know is 21.0 x 29.7 cm (or 8.3 x 11.7 in) and is 56 pages long, although the pages are not numbered. The front cover is in full colour, but the interior is entirely in black and white (I will upload some photos of the interior at a later date).
Incidentally, you may have noticed that on the back cover, there is a dark black box around the image in the centre. This is probably due to the fact that the image was a png file with transparency; Lulu warns that transparency can cause problems in the printing. I will try to think of the best way to remedy this before I release the book for sale. And speaking of release…
At this point, I can confidently say that the release date for Tristaria Volume 1: Of Palantaros will be Monday, February 1! I think that this date will give me ample time to read the copy I have and correct any other errors I may come across. In any case, there will be more updates before the release date, so stay tuned!😊