Right now, things are all a bit of a whirlwind of activity as we try to get the business properly up and running. There’s lots of very boring stuff going on with accountants, Companies House, banks and HMRC, plus a variety of tedious adventures with legal documents I’m not even going to get into.
Along with that, we’re in the process of putting this here very website together, trying to fathom the ins and outs of book printing and distribution, and all while I work on the next book in the Dan Deadman Space Detective series.
One nice surprise today was the arrival of a sample pack from Clays, the book printer we’re almost certainly going to be using. We got to sit around drinking tea and eating biscuits while we debated the merits of different cover types. We’re reckoning matt with Spot UV at the moment, if anyone’s interested, but we haven’t completely ruled out foil, depending on price.
I found myself getting a little stressed about just how much is still to be done to get us properly up and running, but have reminded myself that it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and am trying to focus on doing the most important things each day, rather than try to do everything.
Although, I should point out that neither marathons nor sprints sound in any way appealing, and a nice sit down would be far more enjoyable all round.
Not entirely sure what that has to do with starting a publishing company, but I don’t have time to delete it, so there you go.