The paperback version of Snowflakes and Shivers went to my publisher today. I’m hoping to get the proof back in time for the Gift Fair at Romsey Town Hall on Saturday 18th.

The ebook versions are also ready and uploaded, waiting for you to pre-order!

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Buy Snowflakes and Shivers ebook:

Amazon ~~~ Apple iBooks ~~~ B&N (Nook) ~~~ Kobo ~~~ Scribd ~~~ Smashwords

Publication Date is Thursday 7th October 2021

How is the paperback made?

When you order one of my paperbacks, whether via my website for the short story collection, or via your favourite retailer, who will get it through the Ingram distribution system it is printed just for you. This is ‘print on demand’ – POD.

I really love POD, because it means that several million trees aren’t cut down to produce books that sit on shelves waiting to be sold for years, before being discarded – probably pulped, but it’s still a waste of all those trees (plus the inks, which are generally vegetable-based these days.)

I found this YouTube vid from Blurb Books, showing how the books are made. They feature some very snazzy photo books, but the system is the same for my ‘trade books’. I hope you enjoy it.

Another paperback is born!

12 thoughts on “Another paperback is born!

    • 10 September, 2021 at 4:34 pm
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      I really like the video too. I love watching people work 😀

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  • 11 September, 2021 at 1:49 pm
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    Congratulations Jemima – all the best and with your launch in October … cheers Hilary

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  • 11 September, 2021 at 2:52 pm
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    Looking forward to reading this, Jemima. I work with an independent publisher and books are only printed when there is a request from a bookstore or me ( I sell on consignment) and Amazon does not print a lot of books ahead. I was told some of my friends waited quite a while for printed versions when they ordered.

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    • 11 September, 2021 at 4:29 pm
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      They advertise shocking times for some of my paperbacks; 2 to 3 months when they should easily get them in one week to despatch. And I noticed Princelings #1 being advertised at £8 instead of rrp £5.25. There’s really no excuse. Although on Book Depository they are fine (and who owns Book Depository…?)

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