After a minor glitch with the supply, the hardcover is now available to buy on Amazon. I noticed there's a quote from a bookseller review, which I haven't seen. Did I put a metallic dragon in the book? I'm trying to think of where and when I might have slipped such a thing in, but it's leaving me scratching my head.
Now all that remains is to see if anyone buys it. Personally, I'm very pleased with this book. And Larry Rostant's cover is just sublime. If I didn't already know how the story ends, I'd buy it myself on the strength of that cover. Heck, maybe I will.
I've been very lucky with covers. I absolutely loved Dominic Harman's work, too.
Anyhow, now the book is out, I'll do my usual and avoid returning to the amazon page. I just can't read reviews. I worry too much. Reading a bad review is like finding out they're going to open a Methadone clinic next to the house you've just built and put up for sale.
That said, I'm aware that there are reviews out there already, and I'd like to thank those of you who have taken the time to read the book and let others know what you thought of it. I genuinely mean that, whether you gave the book a good review or a good review.
For anyone thinking about buying Sea of Ghosts, how about going through a nice indie bookshop? We need to support these guys. Without indie bookshops, the world would be like ITV. Imagine the horror.
Back to work now.
If you run an indie bookshop and want to put a link in the comments here, please do so. Although, since I haven't updated this blog since September, and nobody reads it anymore, it isn't going to do a sodding thing for advertising.
If this book doesn't sell, I shall be tempted to ask Katie Price to ghostwrite the next one, which will either be about baking, Simon Cowell, or a cartoon rat.