Tuesday, 2 August 2011
More uncorrected proofs
I got some uncorrected proofs in the post today. They are the American edition of The Dead of Winter, which will be published early next year. I haven't actually read these particular copies but I am guessing that they are identical to the UK editions and the 'uncorrected' aspect simply refers to the fact that changes have not yet been made to spelling of the colour/color, grey/gray variety.
My feedback from the States has always been that they have found it difficult to sell the idea of my books of short stories, so I will be intrigued to see what Americans make of The Dead of Winter and Mister Creecher.
Although I have always been a bit mystified and disheartened by the supposed reluctance of Americans to respond to a book of short stories. America is such a champion of the short story! The Tales of Terror books are in part a homage to Edgar Allan Poe, after all. It is a source of constant frustration to me that Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror in particular, was not more successful in the States. I hope it may yet have its day.