Toby Gentle and the Winter Assassin by C.G. Hickling is available NOW on Kindle and Kindle app. (Yay!!)
I'm astonished that we made it before the deadline and the ebook is now available to purchase on Amazon. There's a couple of tweaks to fix, but after pulling an (almost) all nighter to get it finished, my brain is frazzled so I think I will face that tomorrow. There were some last minute stresses with a lost chapter, a duplicated section, and a contents page that wouldn't link to chapters - but the publishing to Kindle bit was surprisingly quick and easy. (Phew!)
I'm walking a little taller knowing that at last I'm a real publisher, and I'm sure C.G. Hickling feels the same way as he is now officially a real author. Although that's all nonsense I suppose - if you create something you are a creator, regardless of whether you make money or get recognised - that's all just icing on the cake. The real joy is in the creation, and I know that (even though I'm completely exhausted) I've really enjoyed this whole creative journey from signing contracts 11 days ago, to pressing Publish on a laptop today.
So tomorrow is the official launch, at Libanus Primary School - and I'm really enjoying talking to the Year 6 pupils and getting their feedback (they've had a sneak preview). But right now I'm just longing for a bath and then bed.