Month: July 2011

Success? On the magazine article front.

A while back I submitted an article to Latitudes and Attitudes, a California based sailing magazine. Today I had an email asking for more photos as the article was just a bit on the short side (3500 words) for a…

Mid August e book

The final ‘quality check’ is being done on the manuscript. The publisher has emailed me and said that they’ll pull a couple of random chapters and proof read. Provided nothing ‘comes up’ then ‘we are good for publishing mid-August Houston’.…

Signed, sealed and almost delivered.

The signed contract has now been returned (hurrah!) and the book should be out in August. I’ve given final approval for the book cover, which is the one you’ve all seen earlier, but without the ‘stock photo’ imprint. Now I…

Where does the time go?

Not a lot to report on the book front I’m afraid, although I have sent a ‘howgozit?’ email to Emma the Agent. I’ve managed to get some work done on the follow-on book, revising all that’s been written so far,…

All systems go?

I’ve signed the contract and I believe Emma the Agent has as well, so just waiting for the publisher. I’ve seen a new proposal for the front cover, which both Emma and I like so that’s pretty much settled, and…

Exciting stuff!

I now have a slightly amended contract following a couple of questions I put to Emma the Agent. I’ve also seen a proposed mock-up of the front cover, which both Emma and I felt was a lacking a certain ‘je…

I have a contract!

Great news, this morning Emma the Agent emailed a contract, so todays ‘boat jobs’ will be primarily printing off a copy, signing it, scanning it and emailing it back. Then I guess I’d better post off a hard copy.The book…

Thanks doesn’t begin to cover it.

Carolyn & Andy are off early tomorrow morning, so we had a farewell lunch/beer and they dropped me off back at Rose & Vince’s, nobody likes protracted goodbyes. All I can say is that a lot of ‘boat jobs’ have…