So The Two Empires is officially one week old.
I'm absolutely delighted with the response so far. I've had seven sales on Amazon (and I don't think my Mum has bought any!), plus a very nice review. I've also launched the book on Kobo and if the report can be believed I've sold a copy to someone in Thailand.
Traffic to the website has also been very good, so I hope that people have been downloading the sample chapters to read. I've certainly had a lot of people telling me that they're reading them, which is great, and telling me that they're enjoying them, which is amazing.
I'm currently working on the paperback version, which of course requires a full wrap-around cover design, and so I'm back to tearing my hair out in GIMP, an open-source graphics program for Mac. That's one of the things about self-publishing: you're not just the author, but also the graphic designer, chief marketer, sales manager, social media guru, accountant and IT support. And I quite like that.
As always, if you know anyone that might be interested in The Two Empires, please let them know. Also, if you or anyone you know are into reviewing books, let me know and I'll more than happily provide a copy. And if there's anything in particular you'd like me to write about here, whether about the book or about the publishing process, let me know by email or in the comments.