Conflict of Interest

January 12, 2012 Uncategorized

Here’s a surprising announcement for the New Year:

Conflict of Interest, the Docks sequel, which I withdrew for re-editing after several critiques?

It’s back up on Amazon, it hasn’t been re-edited and it’s up in its original form.

It sounds like an odd move, but while the editors suggested a lot of changes, the betas didn’t like the edited versions. Since the beta readers are more representative of my audience, and I was going round in circles getting nothing else written because of the back and forth over COI, I’ve decided to take the decision to push it out the door and move on with something else.

The other reason for that decision was the christmas sales figures – while I may have pulled it most of the third parties didn’t and it’s building a steady fanbase.

I wrote it to deadline, I wasn’t happy with it, and I just kept nit-picking, which really wasn’t very productive. It isn’t as if I don’t have enough other manuscripts to work on, and I got into this to write what I wanted to read, not what I can already buy on shop shelves.

The other issue for me is an obvious spelling error in the Smashwords description for The Docks. While it is entirely my fault, I am somewhat nervous about updating it in case Smashwords proceeds to pull the entire book from premium and re-apply it for the sake of one missing “l”.

I’ll let you know how it goes…