I have to say that I love these second editions. The books feel nice and solid in the hand; the matte finish is way more pleasant to touch than the gloss finish; and the covers are such a success. Looking at the second edition next to the first edition books, you can see that the first time around I gave the cover designer much more complicated concepts to work with. With the second editions, the cover designer and I went as simple and striking as we could: one central image, which is repeated throughout each book at the chapter heading. I've also come to realise the background colour is very important as well and really lends something to the feel of each book. The cover designer and I carefully worked on each background colour, making sure it complimented the central image and the book's content.
It's a great feeling to hold my four paperbacks again, and it's so thrilling to see them looking great. I'm looking forward to my next book release, which actually won't be that far off. I have met the editing deadline for book five, and it is now with the publisher for typesetting, formatting, and so on. The cover is already designed and will look great alongside the other books in the series.
Book five was originally a huge 176,000 words. However, the publisher has asked me to split it. Hence, my seven book series is actually going to become an eight book series - although both parts of book five will be labelled as part one and two of the same volume. Hopefully this spreads out the fun, rather than diminishes it.
For those of you who might want a second edition copy of Rafen, I have several signed copies up for sale. Contact me through this website or through Facebook to secure yours. Alternately, you can buy it through Book Depository or Amazon. Happy reading!