We did it! Toby Gentle and the Winter Assassin is out now on ebook from Amazon.
In 12 days, we signed contracts, created a cover, edited and proofread a manuscript and pressed that all important publish button on KDP. But the best bit of the whole process was today, launching the book at Libanus Primary School in Blackwood where I worked as a teacher until April of this year when I began Burst.
It was so amazing to see them mesmerised by C.G. Hickling's story, asking questions and getting excited about reading - and coming up with their own ideas for stories too. I feel like it embodied all that I want Burst to be about; finding amazing new authors (which I think C.G. Hickling is) and also getting out there and inspiring children.
So now I'm left with the exciting (but also quite daunting) task of getting the word out there about how great this book is. I also want to be able to get the ebook out on iBooks and other digital distributors, as well as a printed version - all as soon as physically/financially possible.
There's lots of work still to be done, but I'm relieved/thrilled to have got this far - it feels like a massive achievement. I don't think I'll be embarking on another 12 Days of Publishing project anytime soon though!