Friday, April 25, 2014

Second Edition of Dancing the Sacred Wheel is almost available

Cover to the second edition of
Dancing the Sacred Wheel
It has been a rather interesting journey over the last six months.  Towards the end of last year I was under the impression that a local publishing company was interested in picking up the manuscript for Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats.  However, they changed their direction to one where they "assisted" upcoming authors to get published which was not what I was after. 
 
Having already self-published the first edition, I was actually looking for a publisher to take over the publishing of my nearly sold out book.  With Australian-based publishers few and far between, I decided to take matters into my own hands again and venture into the world of Print-on-Demand (an area of book printing that is quickly gaining popularity).
 
Working with a new template provided by the print-on-demand company, the second edition has become slightly larger in size from its original 13.4 x 20 cm (5.3 x 8 inches) to 15.24 x 22.86 cm (6 x 9 inches) and with a slightly larger font for easier reading.  The second edition will be some 296 pages as opposed to 270 pages in the first edition.  A few sections have been expanded, especially with respect to suggested Pagan alternatives to Christmas for those with small children, but except for that (and the correcting of some typographical errors) the two editions  are basically the same.
 
Cover of the first edition of
Dancing the Sacred Wheel
The second edition also comes with a slightly different cover due to the templates that were provided by the print-on-demand company in that the by-line of the book was not been included.  However, I am delighted that I have been able to retain the original image that was designed by local Adelaide artist Anthea Wright.
 
Currently I am waiting for approval from the print-on-demand site that the files meet their approval.  Should everything goes to plan, I should be able to order a proof copy by the end of this week, with the second addition of Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats envisioned to be available again from May 2014 through Amazon.com as well as Amazon.co.uk and other associated sites.  A kindle or ebook version should shortly follow.

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