Today I posted a hardcover copy of my recently published novel, The Buddha’s Bone, to the British Library. There’s a process called legal deposit and – fascinating fact – it has been part of English law since 1662. Publishers have to send one copy of every new book to the British Library within a month of publication. You can read more about legal deposit here.
For me, this process is simply one more way of making my publication feel ‘real’, especially since, because of the current covid restrictions, I haven’t been able to organise an official book signing event at a local bookstore. I had previously done a book launch event at Waterstones in Belfast with my debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road, right before the pandemic struck and we went into lockdown. How lucky I had been with my first novel back in 2019 that I had been able to have a celebration with all the works! But now, in the covid era, the bulk of my promotion is online. It’s quite a different world out there, both for literary endeavours and life in general.
So, on that note, please feel free to check out my latest book! It’s available in Ebook, Paperback and Hardcover from all of the major online retailers – you can find all the links here. If you read it and like the book, please do leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. It would make an Indie author very happy!