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Note: what follows is a re-post of a post that was posted to booksandtales.com a couple of years ago. Okay, so I finished a first draft and formatted it to get a general idea as to what the page count was likely to be. This is usually a fairly straight forward process, but this time around the results were kind of borderline. Font size is a known quantity, as is line spacing, but the margins are a different matter. I admit that with my longer books I try to keep them to a minimum in an attempt to keep the prices down (that extra space really adds up when you are talking about a book that’s more than three hundred pages), but at the same time I do realize that wider margins make for a far more pleasant reading experience. The thing is that while with shorter works that’s not usually ...
Someone’s missing from this book list

Someone’s missing from this book list

read, write, publish, repeat
Okay, if you've been following me for a while you may have noticed that there is someone missing here. That would be The Shadow Walker. The Spanish version is listed but not the English one, why? Well, because it is being effectively rewritten, or maybe expanded would be a better word. What happened was that I decided to write a sequel, but releasing a sequel to a 24,000 words long novella as a separate book felt more than a little silly, so I decided to rework the whole thing into a two part story that incorporates both The Shadow Walker, and its sequel. That one should be ready in a few weeks, though for the time being I chose to leave it out, especially because right now I'm struggling with the question of whether the new version should keep the same title, which I feel fits better, or ...
So how did we get to this point?

So how did we get to this point?

Front page, Personal, projects
Okay, so maybe I should be saying 'Welcome to my new home on the web!' or something along those lines, and I do welcome you, but I also wanted to take this opportunity to explain why, after so many years, I decided to move to a new site, rather than keep updating booksandtales.com as I had been doing since the dawn of the millennium. The reason itself is simple enough: in the fourteen years since that site came online the web has changed too much, and booksandtales itself has accrued too much dead wood. The problem is that it's a kind of dead wood I don't really want to get rid of, not entirely. There is the print on demand comparison, which is now ridiculously outdated, but which was once a useful starting point for people looking to self-publish, and also my early attempts at writing ...