As those of you who follow me on Twitter will know, the book of my England’s Dark Dreaming series of drawings is now available to pre-order. It’s due to be published in early/mid August priced £14.99, but pre-orders are available now at the discounted price of £12.99 (both prices exclude shipping, but shipping is free in the UK).
The book will be an A4-sized (297mm × 210mm, or about 11.69ʺ × 8.27ʺ for those of you in the US) paperback and will contain high-resolution copies of all twenty-four England’s Dark Dreaming drawings, along with a short essay about the series and assorted pieces of text about each drawing. I’m also including a much-extended and revised version of my Deep England article, and David Southwell of Hookland has kindly agreed to write a foreword.
Since I’m self-publishing this (the Lazarus Corporation serves as a publishing house, amongst many things) the pre-orders are really important to me because they help subsidise the printing costs and they also give me a really clear indication of how many copies to get printed. Since printing costs per copy decrease as the print run gets larger, getting quite a few pre-orders is also really important financially.
I don’t have a marketing department — it’s just me — so getting people’s attention is difficult. So I have a couple of favours to ask:
- If you can, please pre-order a copy!
- If you can, please tweet/post/blog etc about it if your friends/followers are into this sort of thing. And please include the link to order the book - http://www.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/shop/40
The book is only available from the link above, and while it may be listed on Amazon etc you can’t buy it from there. When it’s published I might look into the possibility of having it stocked in a small handful of independent bookshops, but margins are very tight and I doubt I could give them the discounts they are used to (another reason why it’s not for sale on Amazon!)