Just a quick note of housekeeping to tell you about the page I’ve added to serve as a landing strip for anyone interested in the revised eBook edition of my tome The Science of Middle-earth.
It’s been out in print since 2004, but never before available for an eReader. The chance to get it into the Kindle store – where it’ll be for sale from 14 December – prompted me to do a thorough revision, correcting errors, smoothing some bumpy text, and adding some necessary updates. So, not only will you be able to look at it on your Kindle, you’ll be getting a second edition.
A quick note about the cover picture. The cover art for the first edition was painted by my friend Luis V. Rey, with whom I had worked on A Field Guide to Dinosaurs. The cover for the new edition was all my own work. It is a picture of some woodland near Cromer, which I made all spooky and elvish in iPhoto, added the lettering in Keynote, and squirted it over to my agent, who is acting as the publisher.