It suddenly occurs to me that not everybody who follows Things Of Interest also follows me on Twitter, or even follows my dedicated book announcements account. That being the case, you may not be aware that there are now paperback editions of my books!
Click through to each book's dedicated page for purchase links:
These paperback editions are provided using Amazon's print-on-demand service. This is my first foray into paper editions for any of my books so producing actual printable manuscripts, and then carefully examining proofs, was an interesting new experience for me. The source for all four books was originally HTML, which took significant effort to convert to something which Amazon would consume (Microsoft Word or PDF). I had to develop some desktop publishing chops, and much of the special formatting in these books had to be redone from scratch. I also had to return to each of my cover artists and ask them to extend their original artwork to the left a bit to make the existing front cover wrap around the spine and back cover too. This was a new challenge in each case.
These four books all have the same dimensions (height and width at least), cover, paper, typefaces and general overall formatting, so they work well together as a quartet and sit well alongside one another on a bookshelf. The dimensions are those of a standard UK small paperback, which, for some unearthly reason, Amazon considers totally nonstandard. I think they turned out pretty well, all things considered.
I consider these a reasonable first attempt at self-publishing. Some things I'm considering for the future:
If you have questions about the process, comments on the quality of the paperbacks, or suggestions for the future of this site and my fiction in general, comment away.
In fact I altered the author byline on the other three books. They are now all credited to qntm.