Let me tell you a story about a book of stories.
These twelve stories totalled over 93,000 words, which is a lot of words. When these words are read as an ebook they take up a very small amount of physical space, if any. When these words were first formatted to create a paperback of physical proportions, they took up over 400 pages. That is a lot of pages, and a lot of pages mean more paper and more paper means more money that has to be exchanged in order for those pages of paper and the 93,000 words to be yours.
I wanted to keep the price of these words as low as possible, so for the last few weeks I've been re-jigging the formatting and layout of London Eyes: Short Stories to chop as many pages as I could while also making sure the book was still readable. The book is now 322 pages long.
Although it took a lot longer than I thought, it was definitely worth the wait, the late nights, the headaches and the toe-tapping and lip-chewing as I waited for proofs to get sent to me from the US... twice.
London Eyes: Short Stories Paperback Available NOW!
But we got there and the physical book is now something I'm deeply proud of, and something I'd love for you to add to your own cherished book shelves. If you buy from Amazon.com, the kind Amazon Gods have already discounted it a little bit!
It's available (with worldwide shipping) from CreateSpace or in the following Amazon stores:
I also have a small number of signed copies that I will happily send to you for $10 USD + P&P, if you would like a few extra, personalised words in the front cover of your book. Just email me bird AT asthebirdfliesblog.com and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.
And finally THANK YOU!
For buying the ebook, for leaving reviews on Goodreads and Amazon, for telling your friends and spreading the word in any other small, medium or large way. It's very much appreciated.
Frances M. Thompson
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