The Amulet of Sleep is the opening book in the Iskìda of the Land of Nurak trilogy, a series of epic fantasy novels for YA readers. Already award-winning in Italy, Andrea Atzori’s home country, the books look set to join the booming market for genre fiction. Having found success after publishing traditionally in Italian, Atzori turned his sights internationally. He saw the UK’s ever-increasing appetite for magical fiction as the perfect fit for his venture into independent, foreign self-publishing. Available this month from Kobo, The Amulet of Sleep will not disappoint fantasy fans of all ages.
This new translation has been formulated by the author, who has a master’s degree in Publishing, alongside Dr Paolo Russo, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, and in conjunction with whitefox and Kobo.
In a new series of posts appearing here and on Kobo Writing Life, we will explore the processes that The Amulet of Sleep underwent. In an interview with Lucy Cuthew, the editor who worked on The Amulet of Sleep, we get the scoop on how self-published authors can get ahead, as well as how to avoid some commonly made mistakes.
We also have Andrea Atzori in conversation with John Bond, director of whitefox, as they talk about the writing process and what publishing specialists can bring to a collaborative project.
Read about the specific services whitefox supplied to Kobo and Andrea here.