It’s been some time since I’ve written, but I’ve been busy behind the scenes.
Five years ago, I was approached by one of the world’s largest and most prestigious publishing houses to write the ‘Sisters for Sale’ story as a book. I expected the story would be around 80,000 words – an average book length.
As I wrote the story, however, it grew – and grew – until it became a series of four books totalling a quarter of a million words.
These books have gone around the world, and have been extremely well-received by readers – but not everyone is willing to commit to a four-book series.
Some people asked why none of those books was called ‘Sisters for Sale’. The answer is simple: the ‘Sisters for Sale’ book is yet to come.
Since the release of the fourth book last year, we’ve been working to edit the four-book series down to a single volume.
I’ve personally made five full revisions, and several other people have been working through the story with me. It’s been a long, challenging process, and I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved.
Since it’s taken five years to finish this story, I wanted something extra special for the book’s artwork.
You can see the cover here, and I’m delighted with the way it has come together. Some of you might spot the elements included from our previous book covers, alongside a few new ones.
(We even redesigned the ‘Sisters for Sale’ logo for the occasion, though the differences might only be obvious to the design nerds out there!)
The ‘Sisters for Sale’ book will be the first of our books released not only in paperback and in digital formats, but also as a hardcover.
We’ll begin taking preorders for the hardcover and paperback versions in the coming weeks, ahead of the book’s November launch. Early orders will be delivered before the Christmas holidays, and will make a beautiful gift.
Our previous four books will remain available for those of you who want to learn more about May and Pang’s stories and the broader issues that have impacted their lives.
One last thing…
If you’ve read and enjoyed our previous four books, I’d like to ask you a favour. We’re now collecting reader reviews of these books, and I’d love to hear your thoughts. It could be a sentence or it could be several paragraphs: it’s up to you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – thanks!