Acute Angle Books was set up in 2009 by Mike Harris to publish The Cypress Branches, an epic novel written by his grandfather, William Thomas.
The project began by printing William's epic book as a hardback. Mike worked on the book himself, using his copy-editing, proofreading and creative skills to produce a beautiful book, of which 108 copies were printed. The aim was to allow William to see his work in print before his illness became too bad.
Those books were sold to family and close friends, and that's where I thought the journey would end. But feedback from readers was incredibly positive. It turned out Mike wasn't the only one who loved reading William's books! So, attention turned to releasing the novel in paperback and ebook form.
Since 2009, Mike has been working hard to turn William's panoramic book into a series of shorter novels, transforming it into a trilogy whilst retaining the integrity of William's original concept and vision. Pegasus Falling, part one of the trilogy, was released in 2012 and work now continues to release the follow up, It Never Was You.
Proceeds from sales are being invested back into future efforts to finish the trilogy and promote William's work. The current plan is to release the remaining two instalments in 2013.
This blog is maintained by Mike, and all posts (except where credited) are written by him. The aim of the blog is to chronicle the journey, taking William's work out into the world, the lessons learned along the way, and hopefully pass on our wisdom to others who venture into the self-publishing realm. Sadly, William is unable to contribute to the blog himself because of his illness.
Mike would love to hear from readers, so if you have any questions, if you are a blogger interested in featuring William's work or his story, or you'd like to find out more information, please drop us a line by visiting the main site here.