I couldn't have done it without the help of very many people. I love cooperative projects. Being part of a team makes me really happy. It's part of what I love about being an editor. It's a kind of collaboration with another writer. I lend them my expertise on crafting sentences and give them a fresh set of eyes to look over their work.
With Red Phone Box, I did this times 30, just about. I had a co-editor on this project. There's nothing else to call Tim Dedopulos. He's a genius, literally. After working on the book for so long myself, I needed a fresh set of eyes, too. He's also the king of structure, and this book was a huge challenge in the structure department.
Anyway, it's coming out on Saturday. To be honest, I care more about people reading it than I do about making any money off of it. Because I love fiction. I want books to be amazing, not just cookie cutter stories made from templates, but new, exciting and different. It's a new world all the time. We live IN THE FUTURE. Surely there's so much new stuff to be made use of in books.
That's what we've done -- or tried to do -- with this one.
I'd love you to read it and tell me your thoughts. We're planning a second one and I'd love it to be even better thatn the first. But that can only happen if people read the first one. If you'd like to review the book for your website, you can actually get a free eBook from Ghostwoods Books. Just go here to request a review copy.
We're trying to get some bigger name writers to work with us on the second book, but this can only happen if the first book does well. There's nothing in it for a well-known writer if it only sells a few hundred copies. So please, if you love fiction and want to help it grow, if you like the idea of a fair-trade publisher, that aims to help writers earn a living from their writing and isn't owned by a huge corporation, spread the word about Red Phone Box.