Re-readers: around the buoy again!
As I travel around various events for the launch of Pasha I’ve been struck – and humbled – by the number of readers who tell me they’ve read the earlier titles in the Kydd series all over again in anticipation of the new book (sometimes more than twice). This is a large investment in terms of their time – some 1.4 million words or 150-200 straight hours!
I’ve also had many emails from re-readers. Here’s just one:
‘Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed recently reading Command again. Brought back very clear memories of being first in command myself. I enjoyed the description of the voyage down from Sydney, including the ‘southerly buster’. Have experienced the impact of that wind myself!’
I’d love to hear which is your favourite title if you’re a ‘re-reader’. And what particular characters – or incidents – stand out for you.
And while we’re on the subject of feedback…
Did you find the maps and glossaries in the last few titles useful?
Is my author’s note something you read after finishing the book or do you dip into it before getting into the story?
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any thoughts on these – or reply to this blog if you prefer.
As a small thank you for your feedback I’ll have a draw of all respondents at the end of the month for an unabridged audiobook set of Caribbee.