I hope you're all enjoying the early bank holiday (and the glorious weather).
Dan and I are working hard on our current work in progress. In our latest story, a body is found in Hackney Marshes. The body is badly decomposed, and the police are faced with great difficulty in identifying the body.
We'll be showcasing some great police procedure here, with the return of Detective Chief Inspector David Morton from Dead on Demand. This book will be gritty, but not so focussed on suspense.
It'll be coming out in early September in both paperback and eBook (Amazon initially, all formats to follow). But you guys can get your hands on a copy early: Both Beta and ARC copies will be made available.
Today - May 4th. WIP is unfinished. We're working on a write/ review cycle with Sean doing initial write up and Dan reading/ evaluating. A full outline is complete, so this is a 'write by numbers' task to finish the storyline, with only subplots and other character development elements being added.
May 31st - Alpha manuscript goes off to the editor. We then have 3 weeks to make any significant changes.
Early June - Artwork will be commissioned for both eBook and print wrap around.
From June 21st, we'll be making Beta Copies available. This is our uncut manuscript. We're giving this away to readers who would like some hand in shaping final story elements, but the critical story elements will all be finalised. These will be supplied electronically - and only to those who can return feedback within a two week turnaround. Formats available include .pdf, .ePub and .PRC for use on virtually any device.
The story will simultaneously go to a line edit, and several rounds of professional proofing.
From August 15th, we'll be giving away ARC copies. These are finalised edition, with any revisions limited to latent typographical errors. Anyone with a book blog, or willing to post an honest review on Amazon in exchange for a review, is welcome to request a copy. These are available in eBook and print formats.
On September 1st, we'll be going live on Amazon. Print and eBook will launch simultaneously (or as close to as it as practicable given propogration timeframes.
From September 1st to 30th, we'll be running significant promotion for the book, with all details of that to follow.
To summarise, Beta and ARC copies are available on the dates listed above. If you want a copy then tweet us @90daysnovel, leave a comment or email us on EarlyLook at 90daysnovel.com