I was plenty excited to open the box that came in the mail yesterday from Amazon. I knew it contained the proof copy of my novel but was still pretty nervous for some reason. I suppose that after investing a year of my life into this project that I didn’t want to let myself down. Failure is about the hardest thing for Special Forces guys to accept, literally a fear worse than death! Thankfully, I think this is a product I can be really proud of and I hope that readers feel the same way.
The book is in the 6×9 format with full cover art, the interior is creme colored paper (I hope it is easier on the eyes for some readers) and comes in at exactly 400 pages. There were a couple mistakes in the proof copy though. I’ve since corrected those and re-uploaded the files. I will show you what they were so you get an idea of how this whole thing works.
Notice that the text on the back cover came on a little messed up. Rather than being centered it is squished over on the far left hand side.
Doh! I’ve since centered the page numbers so that won’t be an issue. These are aesthetic mistakes that perhaps many readers don’t even care about but I want to put a professional product in your hands, as well as a novel that you can enjoy of course, so I fixed these things yesterday afternoon. Once Amazon approved the corrections I made the book for sale. If you look at the menu on the left hand side of the screen you can buy the paperback or kindle edition of the book.
I am really happy with the quality of the book and I think that you will be too. If you would like an autographed copy please leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I know how many copies of the book to order. Thanks for supporting this book, it’s been a long journey but worth it!
6 responses to “Paperback edition of Reflexive Fire is now avaliable!”
Badass! And I’m a big fan of the trade paperback size – they are in my mind simply easier to read and look better than the “bricks” you get with overly thick mass market paperbacks.
I’m a big fan of the 5×8 size for novels. When I tried that with RF the page count was almost 900 pages which kind of scared me off! Of course, you can play with the margins, font size, ect to get a reasonable page count but I ended up going with the 6×9 so I could get it down to a easy 400 pages at a lower price for readers. I have to say, it does look damned good in 6×9.
Rock on, Jack.
My step father just stole this proof copy to read…
Well Heck yeah – put me down for a copy!
Just let us all know how the logistics will work…..
Got your name down, I will be in touch once I finalize the list. Thanks!