A lot of authors talk about holding their books in their hands. In the early days of digital publishing, some authors thought it was too bad that you couldn't hold your own, physical book in your hand if you epublished. And I used to agree with them. After all, there's something lovely about holding a bound book, even a paperback, feeling its weight and inhaling its scent.
But I'm not sure if it can still be argued that authors can't hold their ebooks. Because I got to hold mine in my hands. :-)
Earlier this month, I got my author copy of THE LAST SLAYER from Carina Press. The production coordinator sent me two different versions -- PDF and epub. I was a little nervous. As some of you may know, I have self-published and formatted some of my other books, where I had 100% control over everything from cover to layout, etc. Here, I had some control -- such as suggesting back-cover blurb wording changes -- but I wasn't the one coding everything from scratch.
When I double-clicked and opened both formats of The Last Slayer, I squealed at how beautifully they've been formatted. Since I have a Kindle, I converted the epub version to mobi on Calibre and sideloaded it. The book looks perfect there too.
Thanks to advancements in technology, it no longer matters if you publish in print or electronically. Either way you can hold your book in your hand. Isn't technology wonderful? :-)
Ashera del Cid is a talented demon hunter, but when she kills a demigod's pet dragon, the hunter becomes the hunted. Her only potential ally is Ramiel, a sexy-as-hell demon. Now the two must work together to battle dragons and demigods...and the chemistry crackling between them.
Ramiel has his own reasons for offering Ashera his protection. He knows her true identity and the real reason the demigods want her dead. What he can't predict is how she'll react when she discovers he knew who she was all along...
Ashera is shocked to discover that she is the only daughter of the last slayer. To claim her destiny, she and Ramiel must join forces to face down danger and outwit their enemies. Only then will she be able to truly accept her legacy...
I'm giving away a copy of THE LAST SLAYER (open international; pdf, epub or mobi). Please ask me a question about the book, writing process or anything else you wanted to know about me and/or The Last Slayer to enter! Thanks!
A big thank you to Nadia for stopping by the blog and offering a copy of her book. Please leave an email in the comments if you are entering the giveaway.
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