anonymous asked:

If I remember corretly, you said that, before publishing the book, you bought an ISBN number. Is there something else you have to do before publishing it? Like a trademark or something like that?

No, all you have to get is an ISBN number. It’s used for libraries and other universal book indexes to know your book exists. You also need a different one for every format of the book (e-book; paperback; hardcover)

The ISBN for my book’s e-book version is  0998332798. The paperback’s is  9780998332796

I guess you do need a cover of some kind. Either hire someone to draw it, draw it yourself, or buy a stock photo or something.

Other than that, it’s highly advised to get a professional editor. But that’s technically optional.


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themardia replied to your post: how you get six books into Rivers of London and…

i mean. the whole point of those books is that Peter is dragging the Folly into a modern policing era and that he wants to do things the right way. that is a KEY part of his character, that he’s a mixed-race police officer that’s an idealist who believes in a better way. how is this a surprise to anyone?!

that’s LITERALLY THEIR POINT OF DIFFERENCE from urban fantasy generally, that a key plot thread is how you integrate policing by consent with goddesses and magic, rather than just an escalating series of boss challenges for the hero. 

and maybe that’s not for you, and that’s fine, but…it’s like picking up an Agatha Christie and going “I really like the depiction of interwar British life, but why are there so many dead people?”.

Mathematicians call them twin primes: pairs of prime numbers that are close to each other, almost neighbors, but between them there is always an even number that prevents them from truly touching. Numbers like 11 and 13, like 17 and 19, 41 and 43. If you have the patience to go on counting, you discover that these pairs gradually become rarer. You encounter increasingly isolated primes, lost in that silent, measured space made only of ciphers, and you develop a distressing presentiment that the pairs encountered up until that point were accidental, that solitude is the true destiny. Then, just when you’re about to surrender, when you no longer have the desire to go on counting, you come across another pair of twins, clutching each other tightly.
—  Paolo Giordano, The Solitude of Prime Numbers