Revised 04/20/23

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Independent author Zephyr Thomas and illustrator Michelle Thomas doing business as ZMT Books.

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octave of stars paperback

NEW: Paper-exclusive Bonus Material! Additional story material at the end of the book that you won’t find in the ebook version! You’ll also get the bonus material included with the ebook AND an ebook copy as well.

  • Book Length: 134K words, approximately 370 pages.
  • Reading time: Approximately 9 hours.
  • You are purchasing a physical book. It’s a 6×9 paperback, and very nice.
  • This is a print-on-demand product, meaning it doesn’t exist until you order it. This allows us to offer it to you for a fair price, but it also means the wait time will be about two to three weeks from when you place your order.
  • If you order a signed copy, if will ship out right away. Please add any dedication you want at checkout.
  • The book will ship USPS Media Mail, meaning you won’t get a tracking number, but you will be notified when it’s been dispatched from the printing facility.