For those of you that have bought my eBook or paperback copy of The Caseworker’s Memoirs, then I offer my most heartfelt thanks. You have the first edition, of what was only meant to be a side project of sorts, but later turned into a feature length novella. But, as happy as I’ve been with the progress with the book, one thing I’ve been feeling for a while now, is that the cover lacks the professionalism and mood of the book. The book is about different phobias, of course, and the first edition cover (I think) matches that impression. It’s dark, it’s eerie to some extent … but I think I may have taken the wrong angle.
As much as this book is about phobias, it is also about loss, fear, grief and ultimately about moving forward through the pain and fear. It is predominantly Malcolm’s story, and although one comment about the new cover was that it was slightly “unadventurous” I do believe it is more appealing, and more professional. I don’t know, perhaps I’m biased? Let me know what you think.
And also, whilst we are talking about The Caseworker’s Memoirs, I have taken the paperback copy off sale for the time being. On Amazon, for example, it is still in stock, but in the next fortnight or so, it will be removed. I’m re-doing the paperback with the new cover, and slightly different formatting. I’ve also changed a few things, which means the manufacturing costs are less, which means I can also put it on sale for a much cheaper price – roughly £2 to be exact. Currently, it costs £7.00 or $10.73 – but the new price will be £4.99 for the UK and $6.99 for the US and Australia.
I need to wait for a proof copy to get to me and see if everything looks OK, but when that is done, the paperback will be back on sale. Although, if you wish to own a first edition, get buying now before they are removed – you never know, they could be worth thousands in my later career.
Dan lives in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire with his young daughter and his shabby dog, Skye.
He is the Author of the charity poetry book Life is all but a vast array of Colours and phobia Novella The Caseworker's Memoirs. His first full length novel, A YA Fantasy entitled The Black Petal, is currently in the hands of his Editor and will be available soon.
A lover of YA and fantasy fiction, you can often find him writing on his blog, writing book reviews and connecting online with other writer-type people.Dan grew up reading Enid Blyton's The Famous Five series, secretly coming up with his own inventive adventures,and R.L Stine's The Goosebump series, before turning to the works of Philip Pullman, Eoin Colfer and Marcus Sedgwick and slipping away into alternate realities. He also loves a good Historical Thriller.
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