Update: The winner of Avenging Angel is…RUTH GUTSCHER. Congrats, Ruth!
The publishing industry is undergoing a massive change–I think we’ve all noticed that. 😉 Writers are exploring publishing options. They can indie publish, they can publish traditionally–or they can put a foot in both worlds and be a hybrid author.
For the last two years, I’ve been a hybrid author. I write books for my NY publishers, and I write and release books on my own.
More and more authors are releasing indie books. The opportunities out there for writers are vast–like I said in my title…it’s a great time to be a writer.
I like indie publishing for quite a few reasons. I’m a fast writer (if I don’t write every day, I seriously feel lost). So I am able to release more of my stories on a much more advanced time schedule when I do my indie releases. Indie publishing also allows me to have complete cover control and price control. I LOVE price control. Actually, I love all of the freedom that I’ve been getting with my indie books.
Once upon a time, if you wanted to be a writer, NY was the path for you. Now, that isn’t true. Now you have multiple paths that you can take–it’s all about what *you* want. You can have NY. You can have your indie releases. You can have ’em both.
Speaking of releases…I’ve got a few stories coming up, so I thought I’d share.
First, I’m participating in a very special book deal–DARK NIGHTS, DANGEROUS MEN–this bundle of books will release on 5/20, and when it releases, it will be on sale for just .99 (this is a limited time sale!). This anthology is a collection of “firsts”–stories that were our first indie books, our first tales in a new subgenre, etc.
The stories in DARK NIGHTS, DANGEROUS MEN range in length (some are novellas while others are full-length tales), and the bundle includes paranormal romances and romantic suspense tales. We were hoping to have a little something for everyone in our bundle. 😉
On May 28th, I’ll have a new release from my New York publisher–AVENGING ANGEL. I loved writing my Fallen angel series, and in AVENGING ANGEL, my heroine has the chance to get some much needed vengeance on those who have made the mistake of wronging her. Go, vengeance go!
Then, later in June, I’ll have another indie release. (See–I’m all about mixing up my NY and indie releases!) I’ll be releasing a very dark and sexy romantic suspense novella–MINE TO TAKE. Here’s a peek at the cover:
Did I mention that it was a great time to be an author? There are so many opportunities out there right now! So many options! If you’ve ever wanted to write, then do it. No more waiting. Sit in the chair, type, and let your stories break free.
And, to wind things up here today…how about we offer a giveaway? I’ll send one commenter a print or digital copy of AVENGING ANGEL. To enter the giveaway, just tell me…what dream have you had, that you’ve always wanted to pursue? For as long as I can remember, writing has been my dream, and I feel so lucky to spend my days telling my stories. Now, please, tell me–what’s your dream?