Welcome to another jam-packed Monthly Meow! Let's see what's been going on behind the scenes this month as we creep closer to the end of lockdown in the UK!
In Universe in Paperback!
I love a snazzy hardback with a beautiful dust jacket as much as any reader, but I appreciate they can be more expensive to buy and more awkward to read. So, I listened to the feedback you all provided and decided to release a paperback edition of my self-publishing guide, The Universe Doesn't Give A Sh*t About Your Book.
Read the blog post here: https://www.erachaelhardcastle.com/post/the-universe-in-paperback
From June 1st, you'll be able to buy both a hardback edition (with the previous cover) or a paperback edition (with the cover below) of the title, which is a 'crash course' and desk guide for self-publishing your first book. The title will also continue to be available in e-book with the new white cover.
PRE ORDER NOW FOR £9.99: https://amzn.to/3m0Iz1K
Bluetooth In Schools
My co-writer David and I would like to thank this teacher @bexrowlands18 on Twitter for posting about the books she received for her school's PSHE lessons. Mrs Rowlands purchased three copies of Bluetooth and the World Wide Web, our fun children's book with an insect and technology theme, signed for three different classes.
We hope you all love the stories and enjoy the bonus goodies available through the erachaelhardcastle.com website. If you or someone you know has purchased any of my titles, get in touch to access the extra features through a special link!
Let's Talk About Failure
Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works for a lot of creative entrepreneurs this year and last, so I wanted to reach out and offer a heart-felt bit of advice from one businesswoman to another about the acceptance of 'failure' and how we define and judge our success against other people.
I did this in a YouTube video at the beginning of the month, which I hope helps those feeling stuck and disappointed. There is a light at the end of the tunnel... keep going!
Noah Finn in Audio!
This month, I've been working with a local voice actor to record the voice of Noah Finn for both my visionary novellas, Noah Finn & the Art of Suicide (1) and Noah Finn & the Art of Conception (2). I'm pleased to offer an exciting update: the recording of book one is now complete, and we're ready to move on to the next stages!
Watch this space and my social media platform/s for clips of the audiobook coming soon, and for the release of the cover, which I'll hopefully be posting in the next few weeks.
Check out the announcement on my blog: https://www.erachaelhardcastle.com/post/an-exciting-announcement or refresh your memory in the YouTube video below!
My Love of Comic Books
You may have seen also on my blog and social media that I've been buying and enjoying comic books in various genres this month. I needed a way to get back into reading due to my busy schedule rarely allowing me the time or energy to get stuck into paperbacks right now.
So, I purchased the Walking Dead compendiums, all 18 of the TrueBlood comics (plus the pre-TV show comic 'The Great Revelation', both Extinction Parade graphic novels by Max Brooks and a bunch more!
Read part one of my comic book discovery post here: https://www.erachaelhardcastle.com/post/comic-books-1
Read part two of my comic book discovery post here:
That's it for the March update - stay safe, stay curious, and I'll catch you again in April for more new and exciting updates! Thank you for reading.