So many exciting things are happening this year and it’s only March 3! 😀
As many of you know, I am an independently published (indie) author. That means I do not have a big, traditional publishing house looming over me. I am the publishing house. There are many things that I love about being an indie author. Mostly, I love the fact that I have complete control over everything from content to covers to the price of my books.
One of the drawbacks of being an indie author, however, is that most major bookstores, such as Barnes & Noble, will not stock paperbacks published by indie authors. It can be done, but it is a very long, hard, difficult process. I’d rather spend my time writing.
Last fall, I met with a wonderful woman named Mary, from the publishing house, Ever After Romance. I was intrigued with what they had to offer. I would be able to maintain rights to all of my digital books while Ever After took care of the print versions and get them into real brick and mortar bookstores. Real brick and mortar stores.
I decided it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Getting my paperbacks into ‘real’ brick and mortar bookstores has been a dream of mine since I published my first book in December of 2011.
So when you visit an online bookstore and look at the paperback versions of my books, you will now see Ever After Romance listed as the publisher. We have a few stragglers, but I can promise you that soon, very soon, you’ll see all of my paperbacks as being published by Ever After Romance. And soon, you will be able to purchase my books from major brick and mortar stores around the world! I cannot express to you how exceedingly excited I am at this prospect. Note: If you don’t find the books on their shelves, just ask and they’ll order them for you. How cool is that?
I also decided now was also a great time to ‘freshen up’ the covers for my first several books. I will be doing cover reveals for these within the next week or so. I cannot wait to share these with you!
Moving forward, I guess you can now consider me a hybrid-author. I am still in charge of my ebooks, but I have a ‘real’ publishing house for my print books. It’s a brave new world, aye?
These are exciting and thrilling times, indeed!