ebooks

October 2015

Ebooks published - October 17

 Yes it's a RED LETTER day.  It's actually happened. These books are out in the market,  They're available now on most ebook platforms.  The best place to go is probably one of the Matador pages (Matador are handling the distribution and unlike some seem to know what they are doing!)  

Below is the Matador sales page for the novel where you can find links to all three books:

http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=3747 

Or you can read more on our website www.njeanius.uk 

Make sure you buy several copies of each book.  Hooray hooray says |Nick, this has lasted forever!!! But now it is done.
About our ebooks

There are three First World War books planned.  
  • Schoolboy into War - the novel
  • Schoolboy into War - the autobiography
  • Poet into War - a life of Siegfried Sassoon
These were all written by my father H E L Mellersh.  He fought in the war and wrote about his experiences first as a novel ten years or so alter then an autobiography, written when he was 70.  The last book he wrote was a biography of Siegfried Sassoon the war poet.  As he had fought a few miles away from where Sassoon was fighting, he was well qualified to write such a life.  We plan to publish later this year - a hundred years after my father joined the army.

Covers for the ebooks done at last

April 21 2015
Here are the covers for the three ebooks.  Jeanie is really pleased with them and so am I.  They have a similarity and a difference that is just right so they are plainly all one of a series but noticeably different.  Also they work at small sizes.
As you can see when you compare it with the original cover done for the Sassoon book and shown below, the colours are more vivid, the text tighter, and the background more dynamic.  They look exciting.  A bit of work needs doing on the introductions and appendixes for the text, but soon we will be ready to publish.  This page and the main blog will keep you up to date.

 

Covers for ebooks on World War 1 now almost ready

April 2015

 Posted April 1

Jeanie has been working on the covers for the ebooks we will be publishing soon. These are a real designer's problem because the books will be sold on the Kindle store on Amazon and the Apple equivalent.  In these "stores" (they are really just websites) the books are shown very small, almost postage stamp size.  Furthermore most of the older Kindles that were sold as e-readers, only show black and white so the covers have to work in grey-scale. And to make things worse, people are starting to read e-books on mobile phones so the "cover" pictures there are even smaller.

We decided that the answer is to have a distinctive shape and we have more or less settled on a central oval with a strong shape against white and a big word "War." The example at the top shows the life of Siegfried Sassoon at a reasonable size with smaller versions below in both colour and grey-scale.

The three World War I books will be published later this year on the 100th anniversary of the day my father joined the British army in 1915. We are thinking of setting up some goody for those who pre-order so watch this space.  We will show the three covers together and give details of the books soon.





E-books we are planning

Earlier post Feb 2015.
We are planning to publish a number of ebooks.  

There are three First World War books planned.  
  • Schoolboy into War - the novel
  • Schoolboy into War - the autobiography
  • Poet into War - a life of Siegfried Sassoon
These were all written by my father H E L Mellersh.  He fought in the war and wrote about his experiences first as a novel ten years or so alter then an autobiography, written when he was 70.  The last book he wrote was a biography of Siegfried Sassoon the war poet.  As he had fought a few miles away from where Sassoon was fighting, he was well qualified to write such a life.

There are also some of my pantomimes and a children's book in the offing.  Most importantly there is an electronic version of Illustrated Fluteplaying.

More news and details soon.

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