After a very exciting month, this Monday, October 31, the Spanish Early Pre-order campaign for The Stone Lotus came to an end. Now begins the next phase of production of this thriller novel that is the first fruit of my Asian adventure. And it is that the readers who have participated will be the only ones in the world to have a super exclusive edition personalized with their names, velvety binding and be included in the acknowledgments as ‘Pioneer Agents’.
Right now I am in the process of finishing preparing the layout and final edition of the novel, while my artistic director, Manu Nieto, gives the last brushstrokes to what will be the final version of the cover illustration. As soon as we have everything ready, all the files will be sent to my friend, Printcolor in Barcelona, so they can print this limited and exclusive print run.
After a few weeks I hope to receive all the copies to be able to dedicate them in a personalized way by hand. Then it will be time to prepare packages and organize the mass shipment of books. It’s going to be a daunting task, but one that I love to do. If all goes well, by the end of the month I hope all Early Bird readers will have their books at home. When that happens, we will also proceed to send the digital editions to everyone.
Yesterday I wanted to share a direct video with all the participating readers, which we have published today so that everyone can see it.
After this step, I will proceed with the publication of the standard edition of The Stone Lotus on paper through Amazon and digitally through the main external platforms, such as Kindle, Google Play Books, Apple Books and Kobo. Of course, you can look forward to an audiobook version that will be available soon after initially on Google Play Books and Kobo. Exciting weeks await me!