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Nice Book Photos

Some photos of the actual book. Thought these were quite nice, so decided to mention them here.

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Girls Kissing Volume 1 is available from:
girlskissing.co.uk, Amazon UK, Play.com, Amazon USA, Amazon France, FAB Press

Signed Books Now Available

Just added some new book-buying options to girlskissing.co.uk. Decided it was time to offer a signature edition, for a limited time. Oh, and each book comes with a limited edition Girls Kissing Volume 1 bookmark and series of postcards. Almost forgot to mention those, which is crazy considering that they’re really nicely printed.

So if you want your copy of Girls Kissing Volume 1 signing by the author, trot over to here and click the appropriate Internet buttons.

Get Girls Kissing Volume 1 signed by the author

GK Vol. 1 signed edition - comes with limited edition postcards and bookmark

Girls Kissing Volume 1 is available from:
girlskissing.co.uk, Amazon UK, Play.com, Amazon USA, Amazon France, FAB Press

Making the cover for Girls Kissing Vol 1

A lot of work went into creating the cover for Girls Kissing Volume 1.

The final wrap-around cover for Girls Kissing Volume 1

The final wrap-around cover for Girls Kissing Volume 1

Here’s an exclusive, in-depth look at the process of designing it.

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Making of Girls Kissing Behind-the-Scenes

The Behind-the-Scenes page, as it appears in the book.

The Behind-the-Scenes DPS, as it appears in the book.

One of my favourite layouts in Girls Kissing Volume 1 is the Behind-the-Scenes Double Page Spread (DPS), designed to look like a cluttered pinboard – full of photographs (shown above).

It took a long time, and plenty of experimentation to make it work, though I think it was worth the effort.

Here’s a short sequence of screenshots showing how I made the Behind-the-Scenes spread.

Now buy the book to see this feature in its full, beautifully-printed glory! 🙂

Girls Kissing Volume 1 is available from:
Amazon UK, Play.com, Amazon USA, Amazon France, FAB Press

Sapphic Sleeping Beauty

Another look at the illustrations from the new Girls Kissing book, this time the work of Kristina Gehrmann from Germany. Kristina was commissioned to create “Sapphic Sleeping Beauty” an affectionate twist on the classic fairy tale.

Sapphic Sleeping Beauty by Kristina Gehrmann

"Sapphic Sleeping Beauty" by Kristina Gehrmann

As it appears in the book - Girls Kissing Volume 1 by FAB Press

As it appears in the book - Girls Kissing Volume 1 by FAB Press

Girls Kissing Volume 1 is available from:
Amazon UK, Play.com, Amazon USA, Amazon France, FAB Press

Impenetrable Amazon

When a company gets as big as Amazon, it can sometimes be difficult getting through to them.

A case in point is Amazon UK’s listing of Girls Kissing Volume 1, my new book.

When they first listed it (approximately 18 months ago) they called it “Girls Kissing V1”, which was wrong – it wasn’t version one, as they were saying, but VOLUME 1. So I filled in their Author forms, submitted them, and waited. Nothing happened, so I asked my publisher to put them right. Months later Amazon UK finally made a change, only this time with a further incorrect listing – “Girls Kissing: Volume 1: v. 1”! Volume one and version one…

You might think that something like this isn’t worth worrying about, but when you’ve spent years working on a project like this you don’t want the finer details ruined by idiots! Getting the title right is important

Anyway, since the revision I have submitted at least three author forms to Amazon, asking for a correction, and my publisher has tried too. To no avail. Amazon, for some reason, does not want to listen. It’s frustrating.

Maybe if enough people point out their mistake they might change it to the correct title – Girls Kissing Volume 1?

As a footnote: a similar thing happened when the book went on sale at play.com – the original title wasn’t right. So I emailed them and they changed it to something else that was wrong. So I emailed them back and they quickly put it right. At least play.com’s data entry people are reachable, and are capable of rectifying mistakes.

Whether Amazon is, or ever will be, still remains to be seen.

Will Amazon UK ever get the title right on my book?

Will Amazon UK ever get the title right on my book?

Girls Kissing Volume 1 is available from:
Amazon UK, Play.com, Amazon USA, Amazon France, FAB Press
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Geisha Girls Kissing

I worked with a number of illustrators when putting Girls Kissing Volume 1 together. They were all found online and came from various different countries. What I wanted from each illustrator was a classy ‘painting’, worthy of any leading publication, to punctuate certain points in the book. I was very pleased with the results, and thought that all the illustrations were top notch.

In this post I’ll take a detailed look at one of the illustrations I commissioned –
Geisha Girls Kissing by Th. Aurea at graphics-manufacture.com.

Drawn by talented Thai artist Th. Aurea

"Geisha Girls Kissing" - Drawn by talented Thai artist Th. Aurea

Girls Kissing Volume 1 is available from:
Amazon UK, Play.com, Amazon USA, Amazon France, FAB Press
🙂

Girls Kissing Volume 1 Promo Video

Want to see the new Girls Kissing book video? You do? Cool! Here it is …

Girls Kissing Volume 1 is available from:
Amazon UK, Play.com, Amazon USA, Amazon France, FAB Press

New book – Girls Kissing Volume 1

Dedicated to the art of Girls kissing - Girls Kissing vVolume 1

Dedicated to the art of Girls Kissing - Girls Kissing Volume 1

I’m really proud to announce the arrival of my new book, Girls Kissing Volume 1.

It’s lavishly printed in full colour, and contains over a thousand different photos of girls kissing other girls.

It’s the product of over two years work, and ten years of research and photography on my part. It’s a photo book, not a story book, and is very good value considering the size and weight of the thing!

Look out here, for some exclusive behind-the-scenes material from the making of the book.

Available from:
Amazon UK, Play.com, Amazon USA, FAB Press