Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Work Proceeds...Albeit Slowly

Work on my next anthology has been proceeding at a snail-like but steady pace. I have just about put the finishing touches on the ebook and I'm about to turn my attention to the paperback version. The formatting for kindle went surprisingly well and I didn't have to redo it a bunch this time, but the paperback version is still always a pain. Got to mess with headers, footers, page numbers, and make the papersize work before making the .pdf. Blech!

I have also been working on artwork and come up with a second cover candidate, pictured above.

While I like the old-timey look of the other cover candidate, I'm not really sure it captures the mood of a horror anthology as well as this one does. There is also the matter of this cover fitting in with the rest of my books covers better. I might need to move the background picture up a tad though. So there are decisions to be made on this front as well.

Next week is Spring Break for the kiddos, so you can imagine what that is going to do to my production. I'm lucky to string a sentence together with those two little hooligans swinging from the rafters. But I knew this was coming, and I think I'm still on schedule to have this out before the end of March. 

We shall see.


  1. Hi,

    sorry to be off-topic, but was wondering what has happened with your Lords of Khrem novel and why The Ways of Khrem is no longer on Amazon as an e-book?



    1. The publisher of The Ways of Khrem has gone out of business, and I just recently got the rights back. I'm looking into republishing it later this year, but I'll need to look into new cover art and things like that. Unfortunately The Lords of Khrem is currently shelved until I find a satisfactory way to go forward with it. The good news is that Spiderstalk was once shelved for over a year and I did get back to it, so don't give up hope. Thanks for asking!
      D. Nathan Hilliard.