One of the things I do to feed my family is produce books for other authors and publishers. It doesn’t pay a lot and it take up a lot of time, but I love to be a part of the creative process (which is exactly what I predicted in my original musings: On the Importance of Making Things). I mean, let’s face it, I’ve had a part in creating far more books in the past 6 months than I could possibly write myself in a lifetime.
Unfortunately I have so many people wanting me to lay out their books for them that I’m now at the stage of having to turn away work. My turnaround time for laying out books has lengthened to 4-5 weeks. Clients who have contacted me already are fine because I’ve reserved slots for you. If you were considering employing me to produce your books, then feel free to get in touch to check the latest situation.
One of the clients I’ve worked with over the past few months has been author Jeff Noon and his artist friend, Curtis Leon Fee. A couple of his back catalogue titles have just been published in Kindle editions. They were a lot of work but I’ve very pleased with them, and I think Curtis did such a stunning job on the artwork that I’ve shown off his artwork here. (and just wait till you see the new website he’s creating for Jeff…) If you click on the images, it should take you to a Kindle Store. If you then click on the image in the Amazon sales page you should be able to zoom in to an even more detailed version.