The latest from Leg Iron Books, ‘The Mark’ by Margo Jackson, is now available in paperback on Amazon. Eventually the print and Kindle listings will combine
One good thing about paperbacks is that they don’t stop working when the power goes off. That happened here tonight, no electricity for over an hour. It drove home a couple of things – the water supply comes from a well via a pump. An electric pump. The heating is oil, but the pumps and controls are electric. It’s not just internet that goes off when the power goes off here.
Furthermore, the area covered by this outage meant that the cellphone mast also went down. No mobile phone signal at all! Fortunately I have an old style phone that is wired into the phone lines. That’s powered by the line itself so that was still working.
If I’m going to stay here a while I’d better get a generator. Might be a useful thing to have around anyway. Also some water cleaning materials in case I have to go to the river with a bucket.
But I digress. There’s another thing that’s good about paperbacks. You get a back cover too. Ebooks don’t have those.
The Mark’s back cover looks like this:
Why does the back look like that? You’d have to read the book to find out 😉
Of course, the best thing about print books is that if one offends you, you can buy loads of copies and have a bonfire. A mass deletion of eBooks really doesn’t have the same visual impact or news appeal. So, if any of the books I publish offend you, feel free to buy hundreds and have a big fire. I promise not to get upset. The authors won’t get too upset either.
June is Mark Ellott Month. I have updated ‘Ransom’ with a new cover image (actually the same image but processed from ‘bland’ to ‘dramatic’) and a new interior, with the last few typos fixed and a dedication page. If you have a print copy with the old cover it’s a rare book now. I’ll post an update when the changes filter through Amazon’s systems.
Next is ‘Blackjack’, a collection of short stories. I’m getting better at cover images, and I have all the parts to make this one. The back cover…
I’ll think of something.