Friday, April 26, 2024

No longer traditionally published

The month of April brought about news on my traditionally published books - and the news is now I will no longer be represented by publishers. This was my decision based on the book market and the cost of what it takes to publish and pay for my author copies. I have a hard time charging almost $20 for a paperback, so after talking and voicing my concerns, I've asked for my contract to be terminated.

I loved the idea of having a publisher, but reality brought into light the amount of work the author must do (all advertising, marketing, book events, etc.) on their own. 

author dilemma - Imgflip

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 With this decision, it will now fall to me to put my first two Wizards of the Vatican back on the market and get book 3 edited to the best of my ability. I am unsure of covers at the moment. I'll have to figure that out once all contracts have been signed.

I am encouraged to have control over size and font once again. Even though this results in more work for me, I am delighted to welcome my books back into the fold. I simply need to remind myself to take a deep breath and never forget that this was my decision... good or bad. (sigh.)

On that note, Read On!


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