It’s interesting, self-publishing.  The number of decisions that you have to make with very little idea of the implications.  For example, I was wondering what to put down under ‘Publisher’.  I was thinking of putting my ‘other’ business name down but found that there were other people using it in the USA, so it might cause confusion or worse.  Fortunately the idea I’d already had of calling it Princelings Productions or Princelings Publications was more promising.  Both seem to be available.  Just as well I’ve claimed copyright under my own name really.

Under Kindle I can select two categories for people to search in for it, and a number of keywords.  This I find difficult.  My blurb for the book, sorry, product description, uses “fantasy adventure for age 8 years and upwards”.  I don’t think a search on Fantasy would work though… it’ll probably become obvious which to use when I get to this stage, hopefully at the weekend.

Any comments on my latest ‘product description’ would be welcomed:

The Princelings of the East is the first of a trilogy telling of the adventures of Fred and George.

When the King’s Birthday feast is ruined by an unnatural power drain, our Princeling heroes leave their scientific experiments to set out in search of answers.  They encounter the enigmatic businessman Hugo, the impressive Prince of Buckmore, the wise Lady Nimrod, the irrepressible barkeep Victor, but find themselves threatened by those with vested interests.  The scene shifts from a rural, feudal setting to the towers and heights of the curious Isle of Hattan, but where, or when, are they?  Time is of the essence in solving this puzzle, and our heroes must keep their wits sharp and their heads clear if they are to survive.

Suitable for ages 8 and over, The Princelings of the East is a fantasy adventure combining the charm of the Wind in the Willows with the action of Indiana Jones.  It will also be enjoyed by readers of Bob Burke and of Marcus Sedgwick.

Towards a published book

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