The paper copy of 'Milkshake has arrived'!
A month to the day since it was published online.
The cover is a little fuzzy compared to the sharp online image on Amazon (both Tim and I suspected this and could not see how we could correct it)
I was keen to see how thick the book has turned out to be - 260 pages is an average -sized book.
I also think the paragraphs look too close together.
I also think i'm being an overly critical parent and accentuating the negative rather then the positive!
I'm pleased I've gone for a fairly vivid cover - often I've seen self-published (or rather self designed) covers attempt mean and moody and end up plain dull.
Also glad I went for cows not people - people instill a false sense of a character's identity in the readers' mind in my opinion - leave that to the readers' imagination (The publisher disagrees about faces).
On the last page Creative have added the actual print date - 20 Oct 2011 - 20 days to cross the Pacific. The pigeon must have struggled.
Overall, a pleasing but somewhat surreal experience.
Not only do I now own a first edition, its currently the only copy in the world