whitefox are pleased to announce UK publication of the first volume in Andrea Atzori‘s fantasy YA series: The Amulet of Sleep




The Amulet of Sleep is the opening book in the Iskìda of the Land of Nurak trilogy, a series of epic fantasy novels for YA readers. Already award-winning in Italy, Andrea Atzori’s home country, the books look set to join the booming market for genre fiction. Having found success after publishing traditionally in Italian, Atzori turned his sights internationally.


UnknownAndrea saw the UK’s ever-increasing appetite for magical fiction as the perfect fit for his venture into independent, foreign self-publishing. Set in an elaborately constructed world rendolent of The Lord of The Rings and The Hunger Games, The Amulet of Sleep will not disappoint fantasy fans of all ages.

This new translation has been formulated by the author, who has a master’s degree in Publishing, alongside Dr Paolo Russo, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, and in conjunction with whitefox, a publishing services company based in London.


 Whitefox Logo

Established to assist authors, content creators and brands, whitefox offers curated services across all realms of publishing, from editorial to marketing to design. whitefox match clients with experienced consultants, so that every project, be it enhanced ebook creation, cover design or a social media plan, will be completed to the highest standards of the publishing industry. For this reason, whitefox are a godsend for authors interested in self-publishing, or who are looking for a bespoke service for their manuscript.


Over the next few weeks, we will explore the processes that The Amulet of Sleep underwent, as well as find out some more about whitefox. In an interview with Lucy Cuthew, the editor who worked on The Amulet of Sleep, we get the scoop on how self-published authors can get ahead, as well as how to avoid some commonly made mistakes.

We also have Andrea Atzori in conversation with John Bond, director of whitefox, as they talk about the writing process and what publishing specialists can bring to a collaborative project.