As we reported last week, we were finally able to hit publish on the eBook version of our paranormal thriller, The Oculars. It all looks good and we are happy with the final product. We’ve got a couple of readers, and fingers crossed, they’ll be kind enough to leave a review.Then came the print version, which has been a minor headache this week. We made a lot of changes to the final manuscript, and amongst the casualties was an incorrect pagination sequence. We also needed an updated cover image with a higher dpi. We think we’ve got it fixed.
How will we know if we got it right? Well, we’ve hit publish and now we need to wait for the KDP manual review to tell us if we’ve fixed everything we need to fix. That usually takes 48-72 hours but can take longer. It just depends. And waiting is hard. Once that happens, we’ll order a proof copy because there is no better way to see if your book looks good than to hold it in your own two hands.
Meanwhile, we’ve got a few other housekeeping tasks on our to-do list. In our big news department, we’re pulling our horror novel, Holly Virginia, from KDP for a short time period in order to rename it and update the cover. We loved our title and cover for this book but it just doesn’t give out a horror vibe. So, the new title is…drumroll please…The Damnation Revival. We’ll keep you posted when it goes live and give you a sneak peak at the new cover next week on the blog.
As always, life has a way of throwing us obstacles. This last week, our mom, Nancy, went in for an emergency appendectomy. She’s recovering nicely but it’s going to take her a bit of time to get her energy back. Work on Enoch will have to wait for a bit. Anne is getting ready to start work on Servants of Gaia, the third and final book in our New Mother Earth series. Eric is getting ready to start a new job in the next two weeks. Lots of changes ahead for him, and all of them good.
That’s all for us this week. We’ll be running a free eBook giveaway soon of The Oculars. Stay tuned for the dates. Thanks for sticking with us!
Anne, Nancy, and Eric