I’m beginning to get some feedback from people who have finished reading In The Land Of The Penny Gnomes. Waiting for this feedback is one of the most agonizing things I’ve ever done, but I’m pleased to say that people seem to enjoy the story! In fact, three separate people have said there were scenes which had them laughing out loud. This is about as great an affirmation as I could hope for. Writing satire is difficult. If the humor lacks bite, or doesn’t connect with the reader, then the story falls flat. If the humor overwhelms the story then it ends up looking like a series gag reels rather than a plot. Since people seem to enjoy both the humor and the story, I am pleased.
One of the more embarrassing elements of this release, however, were the number of typos which remained in the text. Many of these I know I fixed during editing, so I’m not sure how they managed to carry over to the finished work. I wanted to assure folks that the presence of these errors is all on me, and not my amazing editor. I must have gotten crossed up at some point, for that I apologize.
I took the paperback off sale late last week so I could correct the errors, and have to thank a member of my congregation for flagging them so they could be fixed. These errors have now been fixed and the paperback is back on sale. The fixed version will read “2nd Printing” on the copyright page. The eBook has also been updated and should be pushed to people’s devices.
As with any book, reviews help produce sales. I’m not looking to make money off of Penny Gnomes, but recouping my costs would help me take steps toward funding my next Realmian Adventure, which will be titled either Put A Sock In It or The Darned Conspiracy. So if you’d like to read some more adventures in The Realm, please consider writing a review!