I could go into the hundreds of minor and not so minor amends that went into the second edition of The Gamblers, but unless you’re academically inclined you’d probably be bored by it all. Some of the amends were purely typographical (correcting small spelling mistakes or grammatical errors that the various spellchecks didn’t pick up first and second time around); some shortened and refined sentences that were in terrible danger of tipping over because of the weight they were carrying; some corrected ambiguities that were kindly pointed out to me by previous readers; and others shortened or deleted paragraphs that either hindered pace or provided pointless repetition.
But the upshot is that the novel is now four pages shorter and a much better read, but considering previous readers have told me that it is already a bloody good crime thriller, I think you’ll find it very enjoyable.
It’s on sale at Lulu now for £10.99 and it should soon be up on Amazon too.
Oh, for those that want to taste before they buy, here’s the first 200 pages as a PDF. Enjoy!