A fresh look

I’m super excited to show off my updated A Quiet Rebellion books. 4 years after releasing Guilt, I reckoned my writing skills had improved enough for me to polish up the text and give the cover a makeover. And since it made sense to update all three covers together, I did a light polish of Restitution and Posterity while I was at it.

Guilt has had the largest changes: no surprise since it was my first book, and I had little creative writing experience before it. I’ve trimmed about 1k from the word count and done some minor rephrasing. With the other two books, I corrected a couple of typos (no doubt introducing new ones ๐Ÿ˜› ) and trimmed maybe a couple of hundred words overall. The most time-consuming part of the process was getting my head round how to bring the ebook text into Affinity Publisher so I could format the books for print. At least doing all 3 books together meant I could apply those newly acquired skills without the chance to forget them in between. (Needless to say, I’ve taken copious notes on the process so hopefully the next book will be straightforward).

The new covers are a real treat. Ken from Creative Covers did a fantastic job of taking my vague concepts and putting them together to symbolise my stories. Thanks, Ken!

And here are the covers for you to admire! Plus buy links, of course ๐Ÿ˜›

A Quiet Rebellion: Guilt

A Quiet Rebellion: Restitution

A Quiet Rebellion: Posterity

The paperbacks are live as well.

I still find it a weird experience holding physical copies of my own books. Not sure that will ever wear off. Not sure I want it ever to wear off!

7 thoughts on “A fresh look

    1. Thanks, Chuck! Unlike you, I have no artistic skill and very little “visual appreciation,” but when I saw these ones I danced around ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I think they really do a great job of capturing the sense of place and mood in your stories. I can see why you are so happy with them. And having actual books that are your own, is also a great feeling — especially, at least in my case — they’re very rare editions:)

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          1. I don’t know if they will be collectible, but hopefully they will be on someone’s, or some used bookshop shelves long after the ebooks are lost and we’re gone. For that reason alone, I am thinking of actually spending money to offer some of my paper books to specialized SF bookstores for free, just to get some out in the wild. Though I will probably wait until I could have them printed by Draft2Digital when that becomes available. I also want to re-do them in a smaller format. We’ll see. Anyway, good luck on getting yours on people’s shelves!

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