Monday 8 April 2024

Old Man Jasperson by Jim Bates


How we came to publish this one

Jim submits to us often and is a frequently published by us. This is one of our ‘fast track’ books; all of the stories in the collection have bene pre-edited, either by us or by another publisher.

The title

This is the title of one of the stories in the collection. This is a common way of finding a title for a collection of short stories. Often it will be the same as the title of the first story as is the case here. Sometimes it might be a story from elsewhere in the book, perhaps the strongest story or the most representative one.    

Some notes about the process

As the stories were pre-edited we only needed to do a proof read. Well, actually four. The author does one and an editor does another after the author has completed theirs. We also run a couple of technical edits before the author and editor check.  

The cover

Jim’s brother supplied the art work for the cover. It is rather an effective impression of Old Man Jasperson.

Some notes about style

There is quite a mixture of stories here though all of them are told in Jim’s distinctive voice.   

Who we think the reader is

Jim has many fans and followers. Those readers who like a literary voice may also be tempted by these.

What else

This is one of the first of our ‘fast track’ books. We’ve used Amazon KDP for the paperback. We nearly always do this for fast track though there are a few exceptions. In addition, it’s easier to sell overseas via Amazon KDP so it’s a good option here.  

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 our bookshop. 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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