Saturday, 22 October 2011

LIVERPOOL 5... MANCHESTER 6... now THAT'S entertainment!

What a game that was!

Yep, the secret's out (unbeknown to me, all over Facebook, while I was still editing the bloody stories - and, yeah, they're bloody alright!). So, after dragging my feet on the ebook lark, I've finally succumbed and am so proud to say, my own collection is imminent... MANCHESTER 6 will be out in the next couple of days.

I've been thinking about it for a while, after seeing a lot of my good buds bringing out ebooks.  My issue was simply not wanting to disrespect my agent, Nat Sobel, who I'm still working with on a prospective crime novel series.  So, I asked for Nat's blessing and, he said, "Go for it". Things moved fast then...

Thursday afternoon I emailed my proposal (for a series) to Trestle Press. An hour later their head honcho, Giovanni Gelati accepted, and by the evening 'Gio' (he's me mate now, innit!) designed the snazzy looking cover.  I was up all night editing, tweaking, cutting, tightening the six stories, and, after doing a blurb and bio, by the early hours of Saturday morning, it's all been sent to Trestle.

As us Mancs, say, "Am well chuffed".

I felt Trestle would be a good choice as many of my trusty writer buds are already with them. Which brings me to LIVERPOOL 5.

This developed for Luca just hours after I posted the interview with him below.  So to update his rapid rise to 'Authordom'... his collection is available to buy, for the price of a bag of chips, over at Amazon... here.
I love chips, so have already bought mine. What? You didn't know Amazon sold chips? They're doing everything now... e-chips are amazing... eat all you want 'n' yer don't get fat!  No? Okay, good night.

19 comments:

Paul D. Brazill said...

Great stuff... I'll have to do Hartlepool 1

cathbore said...

It's brilliant that north west writers are getting stuff out there, nice one

Robin B. said...

This is great news - I'll be enjoying a good read soon!

Matt Hilton said...

Great news Col, and another for my Kindle (I know I succumbed, damnit!).

David Barber said...

Well done, buddy. Made up for you. Technology finally caught up in Manchester! Haha!!

Chuffed 4 You! (See what I did there?)

Col Bury said...

Paul,
LOL! Cheers, bud.

Cath,
Great innit? This is just the start... watch us go! :-)

Robin,
Thanks you - hope you like it (gulp).

Matt,
Getting one for Chrimbo off Mand. I use Kindle for PC at the mo. Us dinosaurs have to move with the times. Ta, bud.

Dave,
We have plug sockets 'n' all sorts now! Cheers, mate. :-)

Paul Grzegorzek said...

Awesome news Col, am pleased as punch for you!

Robin B. said...

Do you know the release date for your book, Col?

Col Bury said...

Cheers, Paul. Hope yer good, bud.

Robin,
Next couple of days. Will announce it here.

Groovydaz40 said...

My collection Hull 7 out soon! Nah...Hull would never get a scoreline like that.

As Cath says pleased to see Northern writers doing so well. I look forward to reading it Col.

Col Bury said...

Cheers, Daz. :-)

Howzabout... 'The Rumba on the Humber'...? No, that's a dance innit... and 'Rumble' dunt really work... oh, forget it!

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Bit congrats and best wishes to you Col. Man-6 will def be finding a home on my nook!

Col Bury said...

Cheers, Sean. I hope you like it, bud!

David Barber said...

Just had to take the comments up to 14. I fucking hate having 13 comments. Yeah, think I'm OCD. I cant have 13 on the volume in the car or an odd number on the volume on the TV. Don't tell anyone though, I may have to make you my 13th victim, in which case you'll cause me to kill another to get off the 13 mark.

Later!!

Col Bury said...

Dave, LOL. You psycho! :-)

Just checked Amazon - no sign of it yet...

Ricky said...

Trestle are releasing some very cool titles.

Jeanette Cheezum said...

Congrats, Col. You just keep on cranking them out. I'm sorry I didn't get here sooner, I lost a modem.

Jeanette Cheezum

Clarissa Draper said...

I bought Liverpool 5 and can't wait to read it. I'm going to start following you so that I can stay up-to-date on new releases.

Col Bury said...

Ricky,
Of course, I agree! Nice to seen you here. Cheers.

Jeanette,
Thanks for your support, as always. x

Clarissa,
Cool. Thanks for the follow.

Regards,
Col