The shiny new preview copy of the paperback version lands on my doorstop.
The weight is impressive if nothing else.
I have already spotted one/two minor tweaks that needs to be made to the cover (the publishing logo is fractionally off centre and I am going to experiment with different colour verbiage). Update, see result below. I was sorry to lose the purple, but the white stands out more front to back.
I also realise now that both front and back covers work really well, the front is a boy alone, the back is two boys together, which sort of sums up the plot. Combined I think it says a lot. A chance frame as it happens.
Now I am really, really pleased with how the cover has come out. It gives a clue to what lies within, which was my main aim, and I hope it stands out. That is a tough challenge in today's crowded e-store, but I am trying
I hope there are not too many more corrections to be made but I aim to scrutinise once more before unleashing this copy in due course. Friends, you know what my Christmas prezzie might be this year!