June has been another spectacular month for the book. Much of the attention drawn in April helped push Captain James Hook and the Curse of Peter Pan to its 38th review on Amazon.
New Paperback Edition
The book interior of the paperback edition received a complete overhaul thanks to Adobe InDesign for CS6. During this month, I taught myself how to use it and I couldn’t be happier with the result. Check out the new book interior (and read the whole first chapter) here. You can read more about my Adobe InDesign journey here.
For a long time, I was intimidated by a story written by J. V. Hart, titled Capt. Hook: Tales of a Notorious Youth. You might know J. V. Hart as the screenwriter for small film projects like “Hook” (1991), “Dracula” (1992), and “Contact” (1997). The book never did much, but it was supposed to be the first in an ongoing series. This month, Captain James Hook and the Curse of Peter Pan surpassed J. V. Hart’s novel in number of ratings and higher ranked ratings on Amazon and Goodreads. It is cause to celebrate.
Book Two in the Captain James Hook series has 57,000+ words and is in a serious need of editing. The goal is to whittle my mad ravings down to about 45,000 words of enjoyable text. I am hoping that the July update will have the words “I’m done with Book Two” in it somewhere. We’ll see. The challenge of writing at this speed scares me a little and I recognize that it’s a good thing.