So, here's the thing! I have a new book out! Yes, that's it on the left - or the right if you're reading this over your shoulder. Well, when I say new - I mean nearly new - does that count? When does "new" run out? When is it considered "old"? Is there a stipulated period of time? Are there statutes that . . . ? Old people don't half ramble on about nothing in particular!
So listen! Come closer! I'm thinking of revamping my covers. Is that exciting, or what? Now, I have over 30 books, so you can imagine I'm not going to commission people who charge £000,000's for one cover, so I've been thinking - and I don't know if this is a good idea or not, so I don't want anybody to get offended by my idea - that there might be art student(s) out there who would like their artwork all over the internet . . . terms to be agreed!
Now, it wouldn't be too shabby to say that the majority of my books are available in print and ebook format across the majority of online book retailers and usually become bestsellers on Amazon during the first month of publication, so we're not talking about a kid living in a cardboard box under the railway arches here!
Anyway, I usually do my own covers (don't say those horrible things under your breath), and here's one I made earlier:
Here's the plan: The above is an early prototype of a cover for my next book (Parish & Richards 12: 'Silent in the Grave', which is due out around mid-March 2014. Anybody who's interested registers said interest below and designs a cover - Closing date: 28 February i.e. the end of this month for the hard of hearing. You send me a copy of the image, I take a look, if I decide to use it we'll discuss terms and conditions. If I don't decide to use an image, I'll respond with thanks within a week (as long as there's not a million responses) in which case I'll just delete the images. And I promise not to use anybody's work without their permission. Have I forgotten anything?
If anybody wants to ask me a question here and there - feel free, but remember - I prefer writing to answering dumb questions. Not only that, I'd like people generally to know that I'm a nice guy - most of the time!
Also, I've put the first nine Parish & Richards books into three trilogies, which are obviously cheaper than buying them individually, changed the names (previously 'Congeries of the Dead', which seemed like a good idea at the time), and revamped the covers.
So, that's it. Hope to hear from you!
Hi, I'm Tim Ellis - I write a lot and I hope you enjoy what I write.