So what has happened in this last two months? Well we have been busy getting a lot of the back-of-house stuff organised. From becoming a limited company at the start of April, we have also had to organise things like registering for tax, setting up bank accounts, getting business cards, setting up mobile phones and IT systems.
Crucially though, we have also been busy nabbing our first author! It's not signed on the dotted line yet, so I can't reveal too much - but everything is provisionally agreed. Our author has had considerable success self publishing his police procedural eBooks series, and we will be working with him to take on the print rights to the first of these, as well as selling the eBooks of all of his books through our own website. We are sure you will love his work, and hope to be able to make a proper announcement soon!
Alongside getting our first author on board, we have had to learn the art of the publishing contract and negotiate a great deal for both of us. Also, as we are now nearly ready to go, we are busy updating and finalising our business plan so that we can make the most of the support available from organisations such as Business Gateway and Youth Business Scotland (formerly Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust) to help the business progress as successfully as possible.
We are hoping to get back into regular blogging again soon, and will be working on getting a final website in place ready for our first book, which we are hoping to be able to publish by around Autumn this year! If all goes according to plan, we should be able to make pre-orders available shortly after we have the contract signed.
So kick back, relax, and 'enjoy the ride' - as we bring our books to you in a unique way. We are extremely excited, and hope you are too!