Johnny Mackintosh goes Soft

Tomorrow, another milestone is reached in the young life of Johnny Mackintosh. Up until now, you’ve only been able to read about his adventures in one of those beautiful, but slightly bulky, hardbacks. From this point forwards, all good bookshops wil be selling the paperback as well.

Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London in paperback

The soft cover of Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London is every bit as handsome as the original, but also features additional text on the front reading:

“Alex Rider meets Dr Who in an incredible adventure across time and space”

When I first pitched the series to my publisher, Quercus, is was as “Harry Potter meets Star Wars”, but I’m equally happy with their wording and the Dr Who reference admirably captures Johnny and Clara’s time-travelling adventures.

You might notice this announcement is the first entry for a while as I’m still very busy finishing off Johnny’s second story – oh to be able to travel in time myself, taking the manuscript with me, in order to complete it well ahead of schedule.

As I explain in the Science of Johnny Mackintosh, that’s sadly not possible, but I have had great fun during my school visits recently, talking about how any of us should soon be able to take a trip into the far future – but only on a one-way ticket.
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~ by keithmansfield on January 7, 2009.

One Response to “Johnny Mackintosh goes Soft”

  1. Hello Keith! great to see you back on the blogosphere!

    Can’t wait to hear about the new book… But lovely to see the paperback coming onto the shelves

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