Earlier this year, I was delighted to be invited to work on an ultra-secret-squirrel project – the debut publication of a brand new publisher, Wavesback!
Wavesback is a new digital-first publishing imprint launched by Nick Bates ex-Harlequin UK and HQ (HarperCollins UK) Sales & Marketing Director. Publishing commercial and literary fiction, Wavesback aims to combine what have become the hallmarks of quality modern digital publishing by working with the best editors (why, thank you) and on bespoke marketing campaigns. Wavesback’s ambition is to innovate in all aspects of the publishing process and, in particular, to discover new audiences for the authors they work with.
Wavesback’s first book is published on 4th June, a debut crime fiction novel by RJ Dark that introduces two heroes for the modern crime-writing age in the form of Malachite Jones (the foremost – and only – psychic medium on the gritty Blades Edge estate) and Jackie Singh Kattar, as they seek to discover the whereabouts of a winning lottery ticket almost everyone on the estate is prepared to kill for.
Nick invited me to work on this inaugral project, and it was an absolute pleasure. All I can say is that A NUMBERS GAME is absolutely brilliant. In a busy market, Dark is a fresh voice; gritty, gripping but downright funny too, this is one novel you can’t miss. I’m not going to say any more because you’ve got to go pre-order the book now. Go on, pre-orders are open.
What’s even more exciting is that Wavesback are accepting submissions, so be sure to check out their website for more details.