TRUST – limited edition hardcover details

Okay, here at long last are the details for the Infected Books limited edition hardcover of TRUST which will be released on Monday 3rd September.

The release is strictly limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. The image you see here is just for effect – the real book is far better looking with a full wraparound dust jacket designed by Craig Paton. As well as the 2012 version of the novel, the limited edition also includes an exclusive (and snappily titled, I think!) 5,000 word essay about the novel: ‘Standing on the Edge of a Cliff, Thinking About the End of the World.’

The book will be priced at £25 plus postage, and will be available direct from Infected Books. You can click here to pre-order. There’s a 10% discount and reduced postage rates on all orders received before the end of August.

One more thing… several other Infected Books releases are being planned for the next couple of years, with three titles already in the pipeline – two for 2013 and one in early 2014. There will be limited edition hardcovers of each of these books, all numbered and signed as per this release of TRUST. If you pre-order TRUST, you’ll be invited to buy the subsequent IB releases before general pre-orders for those books begin.

Hope this is all okay. Thanks for your patience. Sorry it took a while longer than planned to get these details out. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

TRUST – chapter 3 now online and limited edition news

Good evening. Just a quick post to let you know that the next chapter of TRUST is now available to read over at Hope you enjoy it.

Come back here tomorrow when pre-orders for the limited hardcover edition of the book will open. I’ll be able to let you know how much it’ll cost, what’ll be in it, and when you’ll be able to get your hands on it.


TRUST – next chapter now available

The next instalment in the continuing serialisation of TRUST is now available to read over at Click here or on the graphic below to go there now.

This seems like the ideal moment to apologise for the fact the eBook remains unavailable anywhere in the world but the US. It has me stumped and, more worryingly, it has Amazon stumped too. As soon as there’s any update I’ll post here and on Facebook and Twitter.

Got quite a lot to tell you about next week. There will be further chapters of TRUST posted on Monday and Friday, of course, and I also hope to announce pre-orders for the limited edition hardcover release of the book.

Have a great weekend!

TRUST – out now!

The long awaited, completely revised, rewritten and expanded version of TRUST is now available.

You can order the paperback from all the usual online retailers now, or pick up a signed copy direct from Over the course of the next day or so, the book will appear online at all the various Kindle stores around the world.

Don’t forget, the book is being serialised over at between now and the end of the year, with the first chapter already posted. Subsequent chapters will be added every Monday and Friday.

And finally… there’s a TRUST giveaway over at Goodreads. Click here to enter.

Hope you enjoy the book. Don’t forget to let me know what you think.

TRUST – available from Monday

A final post for the week to let you know what’s happening with TRUST – my Infected Books reissue/experiment.

The book is primed and ready to go. Unfortunately, because of recent time constraints, the limited edition hardcover won’t be available straightaway. More information about that in a moment. First, here’s a very brief recap of what the book’s about…

The most important event in human history takes place in the middle of nowhere. Perspectives are altered. Perceptions are changed. Nothing will ever be the same again. Is this a moment of deliverance for the human race, or the beginning of its end? Tom Winter thinks he knows, but if he’s right, then seven billion other people are wrong.

Early on Monday, the book’s website – – will be refreshed with the opening chapter. Subsequent chapters will appear on the site every Monday and Friday from now through ’till December when the whole novel will have been serialised.

The paperback edition is available to order now from all the usual online retailers such as Amazon, The Book Depository, etc. On Monday you’ll also be able to order signed copies direct from

Also on Monday, the novel will be available worldwide on Kindle for $2.99 or similar depending on your local currency. Other eBook formats will follow in due course.

Finally, about that limited edition hardcover… Pre-orders will open in early August, and this edition will be strictly limited to 500 signed and numbered copies priced at £25.00 plus postage. The hardcover will also contain exclusive content – an essay about the history of the book, it’s influences and more.

I’m really excited for this release. It’s felt unexpectedly liberating to be back behind the wheel of Infected Books again. I have a few more mainstream projects I’m working on right now, but if TRUST is a success, then STRAIGHT TO YOU will get the same treatment in late 2012/early 2013.

See you on Monday!

Goodbye! (For a short while)

I know I’ve not posted here with much regularity recently, but I wanted to let you know I’ll be around even less for the next couple of weeks. I’m moving house tomorrow and, as I work from home, I’m moving offices too. It’ll be at least a week before I’m back online.

I’ll be able to keep a cursory eye on my emails, so please do keep sending stuff through, though it’ll take me longer than usual to reply. And if you’re in Birmingham on 8th July, don’t forget I’ll be at the Shock and Gore festival at the Electric Cinema (see the poster below and click here for more information).

Plenty to let you know about when I get back, including a few new releases and some long overdue ISOLATION news. Of course, then it’ll almost be time for the launch of TRUST, and pre-orders for the limited edition hardback version will be opening.

Right. Got to turn off the computer and get shifting. See you on the other side.

TRUST cover art

I wanted to give you a glimpse of the fantastic TRUST cover art which has been created by Craig Paton, one of my favourite artists and someone I go back to time and again. I think Craig’s done a great job with this cover, and his illustration has captured the look of the aliens (if that is an alien…) perfectly. There’s also a lot of background detail which you’ll get to see more of in due course. Click on the cover to see a bigger version of the image.

More information on the release of the book will follow in the next few weeks, including pre-orders for the extremely limited hardcover edition which will include exclusive additional material. In the meantime, please keep an eye on and use the buttons at the bottom of the page to share with your friends. After all, who doesn’t like a free book? Remember I’ll be serialising the entire novel online between 23rd July and mid-December.

Trust – new website and blurb

Less than two months to go now before TRUST is re-released. Over the coming weeks I’ll be drip-feeding information about the book. A new website is now live: – please head on over and, if you don’t mind, start spreading the word.

For those of you who weren’t around when TRUST was originally released and don’t know anything about the book, here’s a brief blurb. More details to come very soon.

“Stephen Hawking said “If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”

A world brought up on stories of alien invasions and wars with other planets is asked to open its arms to three hundred aliens who are stranded in their crippled mining ship. The eyes of the entire world are focused on the village of Thatcham: the site of the first confirmed contact with an alien species.

Their arrival affects everyone. Barriers are broken down, perspectives are altered, and the life of every single person on the planet is changed forever as science-fiction becomes science-fact.

But not everyone is convinced. Some people are more cautious. Tom Winter knows that if he’s right about the aliens, more than seven billion others are wrong.”

With huge thanks to Dan Boucher ( and Craig Paton (


I promised to tell you about two new projects this week. Here’s the second.

Ten years ago, I started out by giving books away. When that strategy began to work, I set up Infected Books and moved into self-publishing, though I preferred to call it independent publishing, not least because of all the negative connotations self-publishing had (and, to an extent, still has).

Since then I’ve been fortunate to have been published traditionally in a number of different countries, and I’ve sold more books than I ever dared dream. I still get asked constantly about my self-publishing days, and I often find myself wondering what would happen if I did it again today. The marketplace has changed so dramatically over the years and has grown so much, and recently I’ve been wondering how an Infected Books release would fare in 2012.

It’s time to find out. It’s time for an experiment.

This coming July, I’ll be releasing a fully re-written and expanded version of TRUST – a book which has been unavailable since 2008 – through Infected Books. TRUST will be available from launch as a low price eBook, a mass market paperback, and a limited edition hardcover. Not only that, the entire book will also be serialised free online, with chapters being posted each Monday and Friday through until the end of 2012.

This doesn’t mean I’ve given up on traditional publishing (nor, hopefully, that traditional publishers have given up on me). With both the AUTUMN and HATER series recently having come to an end in quick succession, this is the ideal time for me to stop and consider all my options. Right now I’m working on a number of projects which I hope will find homes with other publishers, but equally I have a lot of other material in development which I think might benefit from this independent approach.

Exciting times. Who knows where this will lead! More details to come shortly…