January 26th, 2017 by C. M. Harald

I am delighted to announce the availability of my first paperback print book.  The Butcher’s Funeral is now available on Amazon in the UK, US, Germany, France, Japan, Spain and Italy.

Why did the butcher die?  Was it his wife or one of his many enemies?  Intent on delivering justice, friends Judd and Law become entwined in a situation far more complex than they first realised. As they delve deeper, they soon find themselves at risk of harm.

The Butcher’s Funeral was initially published as a series of short stories on Amazon, before being compiled as an electronic book.

Medieval murder book

Now in paperback, The Butcher’s Funeral

Why a paperback matters?

Obviously as a writer, it’s one of the landmark moments you look forward to, your own book in print.  I have now published several stories electronically and it would have been easy to go down the old fashioned route of vanity publishing.  Indeed some friends have done this in the past.  One friend has a very nice collection of beautifully bound hardback books mouldering in his garage.

Fortunately, it is Amazon to the rescue yet again for the independent writer.  Amazon have recently integrated their CreateSpace offering into the self-publishing toolkit, it is now really straight-forward to convert electronic books into a print offering.  Furthermore, as it is print-on-demand, the up-front costs to the writer are a few hours of work.  This is much better the thousands of pounds that may be required for a vanity print run.

Regardless of how many books sell, I am one happy author.  I am now off to put a paperback copy of my own work on my bookcase for the first time.

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