Friday, April 23, 2010

A Very Special Announcement

I am extremely excited to announce the Librifiles edition of The Sylph is now available to order. This is the same edition as the Girlebooks ebook now available to download for free, but in print form for those who enjoy a good old fashioned book. I had a wonderful experience working together with the fabulous Laura of Girlebooks to put this out and was overwhelmingly flattered when she suggested distributing a print version with a introduction by myself. You can immediately begin to order The Sylph on Createspace.com now and for those Amazon.com addicts like myself, the book will soon be available to purchase there as well.

For those who are interested, especially participants in The Sylph Group Read next month this is great opportunity to get your hands on a print copy of the book that also supports humble bloggers, and more importantly, independent publishers.

Don't forget to use discount code 95Y8NF33 at checkout with CreatesSpace to get 20% off!


A Note About the Cover
Thomas Gainsborough, Elizabeth Linley (later Sheridan), ca. 1775
The portrait of Elizabeth Linley was not only selected for the beauty of both the sitter and the painting but for Elizabeth's many similarities with the main character of The Sylph, Julia. In the many images Gainsborough painted of Elizabeth, she is portrayed with her curly locks loose and a natural glow. In this portrayal of the singer, she is made up with the high hair and makeup of the latest fashions and therefore, looks slightly out of her element, and almost uncomfortable. The process of this primping process is described in detail in the book from the perspective of a girl who had lived her life in the country, unused to the extreme fashions and unable to cope with them. Julia's similar discomforts with a rake husband, a malicious high society, and leaving a loving family match those of Elizabeth Linley Sheridan's, making her portrait an appropriate selection for the book's cover.

8 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

...was just over at createspace.com and read your lovely introduction- it's perfect! Compliments my dear!

Laurel Ann said...

Congrats Heather. The cover is stunning and the writer of the introduction sublime. Glad to know about your group read. Hope to participate.

Vic said...

How fabulous. Congratulations, Heather. Reading your intro is a lovely way to start my Saturday.

mythosidhe said...

I ordered mine this morning, can't wait to start reading it ^_^

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Congratulations! I love the cover.

Heather Carroll said...

Thank you everyone!

@Laurel Ann, I would love to have a book group veteran like you there!

Heather Carroll said...

@Lucy, I can't take credit for that introduction, Laura did that gem!

Laura said...

You can read an excerpt of Heather's excellent foreword on the Girlebooks site (currently the latest post).