|The Runaway Chapatti, by Susan Price, Illustrated by Adam Price|
Here it is at last!
After much discussion, arguing, editing, proofing, arguing - well, this is a PriceClan production - alterations, rewriting, arguing - the chapati is on the run again.
It's been out of print for a while, but the wonders of indie-publishing make it possible for me to bring it back.
There has been a bit of delay in getting the book on sale. It's a collaboration between me and my brother Adam, the illustrator. For the sake of convenience, it was published from Adam's CreateSpace account - and that caused the problem.
To their credit rather than otherwise, Amazon almost immediately 'suppressed' the book (their term) while they checked whether either or both of us had the necessary rights. We both emailed them, quoting our membership numbers and explaining - and although I've heard nothing from Amazon, I see that the book is again available.
It's an early-reader book, making use of the story's repeated refrain to emphasise several basic words, such as 'Come back!'
One reason for republishing the book is that I'm frequently asked by teachers where they can buy copies - I had another enquiry a couple of days ago. There are second-hand copies on sale - on Amazon, where else? - for £88 each.
Educators of the nation! - You can now buy copies from Amazon or, if you're not allowed to place orders with them, you can order directly from my website, here.
Meanwhile, the scaffolding is still up on PriceClan's other picture book, the Billy Goats Gruff, but I'm very happy with it, and hope the goats will be tripping, trotting and tramping along soon.
So far, The Runaway Chapatti is only available as a paperback, but I hope it will be on Kindle .
The Runaway Chapatti UK US
My website - where other books, such as The Wolf's Footprint and the Carnegie winning The Ghost Drum, can also be found for sale.