Phew, what with lockdowns and school holidays, we were a little MIA for a while there! Did you miss us?
Sometimes we sit around poking at the holes in our socks, dreaming of the day when we earn a living wage and can afford giant ads on the sides of London buses…
I’ve fallen out with Amazon!
I don’t think it’s hard to tell the difference between an ebook, a paperback and a large-print (dyslexia-friendly) paperback. They all look different, different sizes, etc. The dyslexia edition has a huge sticker on the front stating what it is. Waterstones and other bookstores have managed to tell the editions apart and list them successfully… so what is it that Amazon finds so tricky to fathom?
A huge thank you to writing.ie for featuring our guest article on our dyslexia-friendly titles. This amazing site for writers and readers is a veritable font of knowledge for anyone interested in books from any angle… You can read our little interview here:
I’m so excited to be able to reveal the cover for the first Scorpius Classic… Wuthering Heights.
We had a nice delivery from the printers yesterday of Darkness Forbidden paperback and dyslexia editions… it was like Christmas had come early!
Here at Scorpius we never do things by halves, which is probably why we committed at the start to publish 15 titles in our first year… eeek!! We must have been mad!
We’re really excited to annouce that our first title, Darkness Forbidden, has been released in a dyslexia-friendly format.
The first time I heard of Wuthering Heights, I was around 10 and watched the 1939 film adaptation (great as it was), depicting a doomed love affair and hauntingly romantic reunion after death of the main characters, Heathcliff and Cathy…. Continue Reading →
A few snippits of news from Scorpius towers this week, with our eyes firmly fixed on our upcoming titles over the next few months: