Sunday 30 April 2023

The Crispin Chronicles by Dawn Knox


How we came to publish this one

This is a CaféLit serial. These consist of episodes that stand alone well enough but also have a story arc that spans all episodes. This is in fact the third by one of our regular writers Dawn Knox.    

The title

Dawn’s first serial with us was The Basilwade Chrionicles. In fact I suggested this title. Dawn has named her town as Basilwade. I thought “chronicles” had a nice ring about it. Dawn now refers to this series as the Chronicles’ Chronicles. The second is called The Macaroon Chronicles.       

Some notes about the process

Just as with every CaféLit story each episode is given a short copy edit before it goes on to the site. I also did another copy edit / proof read as the book was put together. Once the camera-ready design was finished it was passed back to Dawn to check. Before it was released there was a final proof read by two of us in-house. It’s a slightly shorter process than with many of our books but this is in part because much of the work is done as we publish each episode.     

The cover

The cover was designed by Neill C. Woods who in fact designed the covers for all three books, at Dawn’s request. The style of the picture really picks up the style of the stories themselves.  

Some notes about style

These stories are quirky and fun. Dawn is getting quite a following for these stories.  She is a prolific writer and covers a variety of styles. I’m curious as to whether her readers follow her in all of her styles.

Who we think the reader is

These stories will appeal to readers with a certain sense of humour. Somewhere between The Vicar of Dibley and Blackadder.

What else

We are using Amazon KDP for this book. It makes distribution to other countries a lot easier. It seems the appropriate choice for this book.  

Review copies

It’s always great if you can buy the book and give us a review. Just click on the link to be taken to Amazon. If you would like to review and you are strapped for cash, just get in touch for a free PDF or Kindle file.         




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