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Goodbye, Lovely Readers

Goodbye Graphic #21You might not be aware that when this blog was created, the original group of posters agreed to keep it going for 843 days exactly. We had done some pretty complicated calculations on the shelf-life of a blog about speculative fiction for teens and pre-teens, with some assistance from several persons (and a robot) who arrived from the future to warn us about impending utopian conditions.

So here we are at Day 843, feeling compelled to say goodbye so that we can enjoy the sudden utopia we have been informed is about to be created on Earth. (We’ve been told there will be free iced coffee and several Harry Potter sequels for everyone.) We’d like to thank you, blog readers, for following us for so long (two and a half years! over 500 posts!). We’ve appreciated your comments and silent visits alike. We feel this has been a great opportunity to explore our thoughts on various topics important to us science fiction- and fantasy-lovers, and to chat with people we otherwise would never had known existed.

We hope that you will continue to visit us on other places on the web so that we can chat about books and hear your recommendations for what we should be reading and share thoughts about writing and publishing. You can find links to our websites here. Thanks, lovely blog readers, and Happy Reading!

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More on Networking

My brother just mentioned that he covered networking on his blog for screenwriters. My brother (the original writer for Sweet Home Alabama) is a pretty smart guy, so check it out.

How Not to Network.

How to Network.

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Networking

One of the big concerns for authors is networking (often a bigger concern than writing well, which is bad but another topic, covered bluntly in this post).  Networking is important whether you’re trying to find a publisher for your work or readers for a published work, whether you’re publishing traditionally or self-publishing. And today social networking reigns.

Some people love it, some people hate it, many people debate what, if anything, is really successful. Obviously it’s hard to track. How many people have bought one of my books because of seeing my posts here? Any? But that’s not always the point. Social networking is more like real-life making friends. It takes time, it works better with some people than others, and you’re never sure quite where that friendship is going to lead.

I met Joni Sensel through our roles as SCBWI Regional Advisors and she later invited me to join The Spectacle, where we got to know each other better. Since then we’ve shared self-publishing information and exchanged a manuscript critique for proofreading. I’d call that a success, not because I can track hundreds of books sold due to the relationship, but because it’s been fun and interesting and educational.

Then there’s the woman I “met” through the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Chat Board. I mentioned that my Haunted series had been dropped by the publisher, so I was thinking of self-publishing the fourth book, The Ghost Miner’s Treasure. I was just asking for a bit of feedback on how middle grade e-books were selling, but I got a message from the editor of a small press who is interested in publishing the book. We haven’t signed a contract yet, but we are discussing specifics (and they’re even offering a small advance!). So there is a networking connection that may put money in my bank account.

But did you notice, that wasn’t my goal? Those of you who are long-time followers of this blog are probably here because you enjoy reading about and discussing speculative fiction, not because you want to hear sales pitches. Cynthia Leitich Smith’s blog has thousands of followers not because she occasionally talks about her new books, awards, etc., but because she covers all kinds of children’s book publishing news and features many other authors talking about their new books. It’s like a big, informative cocktail party.

So don’t be afraid of social networking, and don’t network just because authors are supposed to or because it’s the key to riches and fame. And if you’re not a writer — if you’re a librarian or a reader who loves to talk books — we love hearing your voice too.

So get out there and make some friends.

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Chris Eboch is writing an article on “How to Use, Not Abuse, Your Social Networks.” Any advice?

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Chris Eboch Talks With Linda Joy Singleton

Our interviews with each other continue–today Chris Eboch talks with Linda Joy Singleton, author of over 35 books, including THE SEER series, DEAD GIRL trilogy and the March 2012 BURIED from Flux Books. She has a continuing contest on her website plus free short stories: www.LindaJoySingleton.com.

Chris Eboch: The 6th THE SEER came out last year. Is this the end of your psychic series?

Linda Joy Singleton: While THE SEER ends with the 6th book, a favorite character from THE SEER, a Goth girl named Thorn, continues with supernatural mystery in her own book next March. BURIED, A Goth Girl Mystery, follows Thorn to Nevada with her family where she meets a mysterious masked guy and follows psychic vibes from a locket to a killer secret that’s been buried for a long time.

CE: In January your book, DON’T DIE DRAGONFLY, was a free download from Amazon. How did that work out?

LJS: It was a great experiment. It worked well for my books because there are 6 books in THE SEER series, so
offering one of them for free led to the other books gaining more sales. In fact, my publisher is going to do it again with DEAD GIRL WALKING, the first book in my paranormal trilogy. Beginning May 1st, DEAD GIRL WALKING will be free for one month from Amazon, B&N, Kobo and (perhaps) Sony. This will be a one month only offer, and I’m really excited for this opportunity to find new readers. DEAD GIRL WALKING is about a girl who wakes up in the wrong body then tries to find her way back to being herself, making new friendships and gaining insight into others along the way.

CE: What are you working on now?

LJS: I’m writing a futuristic book which is nothing like anything I’ve ever written before. Over 2 years ago I wrote the first 4 pages to this book and continued to think about it until I finally had the time to work on it. Some people will call it dystopian only it’s not a dark look at the future, but more of a question of a girl’s identity and a murder mystery, too. When I finish this book, I’m hoping to write another Thorn book…but that will be up to my publisher. I also have a picture book and middle-grade being submitted. Every day I wake up hoping something wonderful will happen.

Thanks, Linda. Our interview series continues next week!

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Linda Joy Singleton Talks With Chris Eboch

In the coming weeks, we here at the Spectacle will be interviewing… each other! It’s our chance to tell you a little bit more about ourselves and our books. Today, I’m interviewing Chris Eboch, author of a dozen books for young people, including the Haunted series, The  Well of Sacrifice, and the ghost on the stairs. She writes action-packed romantic suspense for grown-ups under the name Kris Bock.

Linda Joy Singleton: The Haunted series has three books out, The Ghost on the Stairs, The Riverboat Phantom and The Knight in the Shadows. But we haven’t seen a new book in a while. Is anything new in the works?

Chris Eboch: The Haunted series got dropped by Aladdin after major upheavals that included my editor leaving. A couple of months ago, I posted on Verla Kay’s blue Boards — a discussion board for children’s book writers — that I was considering self-publishing the fourth Haunted book, which I had already written.

Last week, I got an e-mail from a new, very small press, wondering if I would be interested in working with them to release the book. We haven’t settled anything yet, but Haunted 4: The Ghost Miner’s Treasure will eventually make its way into print, one way or another. I’d like to keep writing more in the series, but that depends on whether or not I can make enough money to support myself while I write them.

The Ghost Miner’s Treasure continues Jon and Tania’s adventures in hunting — or rather helping — ghosts. This time their paranormal pal is an old miner who struck it rich in life but then couldn’t find his mine again, so he’s still looking, a century after his death. The kids get to join the Haunted ghost hunter TV show on a trek into the Superstition Mountains to hunt for the mine — but someone dangerous is tagging along, and this time it’s not the ghost.

LJS: You did a series of blog posts recently on your decision to self publish after years of traditional publishing. How is that working out?
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In terms of the success of the books, it’s still too early to tell. For my first adult novel, the romantic suspense Rattled, I’ve been finding support in the community of mystery writers and fans. I’ve done guest posts on several blogs and have more lined up. It’s really hard to tell how often these things lead to sales, of course, but it helps to get the word out. I also have some great reviews on Amazon!

So far I haven’t seen a big difference in sales between Rattled and my SP middle grade mystery, The Eyes of Pharaoh. I need to contact some of the teachers who use my Mayan historical fiction, The Well of Sacrifice, in the classroom and let them know about the new book.

One of the big challenges is finding the time to promote the books properly, when I have to spend most of my time earning money by teaching, critiquing, and writing articles. But I figured it would be six months to a year before the books had a chance of reaching some kind of “tipping point” and taking off.

I’m still not convinced that self-publishing is the only way to go. I recently met an editor at a conference who is interested in seeing my next romantic suspense, and I’ll probably send it to her. It would be nice to get an advance and more help with the publicity, not to mention the greater distribution. In the meantime, I’ve gotten good feedback on both the SP books, and I’m pleased to have them available to readers. So no regrets, though the process is slow!

LJS: What are you working on now?
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I’m working on my next romantic suspense. Rattled is intended to be the first book in a series about treasure hunting in the Southwest, but the new book is a separate stand-alone. It’s similar in that it involves adventures in the Southwest wilderness — this time, Hovenweep, a small national park with Ancestral Pueblo People (Anasazi) ruins. The main character is a young archaeologist who is just trying to get away from it all, but she discovers that there’s a lot more going on in this remote area than she expected. Eventually I want to get back to the cast of Rattled. The main character may be on her way to Happily Ever After, but her best friend needs to star in her own book!

I’m also working with a book packager on a contemporary teen series. I don’t want to say too much about that yet, though. Just know that I haven’t stopped writing for young people entirely!

Thanks for chatting, Chris! I hope everyone will enjoy our upcoming talks with other Spectacle contributors.

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Inspired by Folktales and Fairytales

Yesterday I talked about novels directly based on fairytales. Other books are inspired by folktales but may range farther from the original source material. Deva Fagan was inspired by a traditional archetype for her novel, Fortune’s Folly (Henry Holt, 2009). “I was thinking about how many myths and fairytales involve a prophecy that must be fulfilled by the hero, and wondering what might happen if that ‘prophecy’ was actually a big lie,” Fagan says. “I think one of the keys to success was finding a story that had what I like to call a spark.” Fortune’s Folly succeeded because of a twist that took the story in a new direction and made it stand out.

Janet Lee Carey said of her novel, “Dragon’s Keep started out as a novelized fairytale about a princess with a dragon’s claw. The story begins in A.D. 1145 and takes place on a fictitious island that was once an English prison colony.” [Janet will guest post later this month.]

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Clare B. Dunkle set By These Ten Bones in about 1550 in the Scottish Highlands and used fantasy elements from the beliefs of the medieval Highlanders. She says, “Folklore-based fantasy has always been a favorite of mine. I made a study of the folklore of Britain when I was in school, so it was a natural choice when I decided to write.” Dunkle’s Hollow Kingdom trilogy, set in England from 1815 to 1854, uses the magical beings of British folklore.

Tracy Barrett looked farther back with her novel, King of Ithaka (Henry Holt, 2010) is based on Odysseus’ son Telemachus. “I tried to keep all the day-to-day details of late Bronze-Age Greece accurate and the centaurs, nymphs, sea-creatures, and other creatures that are in the story are interwoven with these realistic details,” she said.

Despite the fantasy elements, these authors do enormous historical research to keep things feeling real. “The fantastical elements require solid ground,” Carey said. “The reader needs to feel as if she’s in a real place. The filth and stench of the middle ages helped me ground the story in reality. Medieval times offered so many strange and often gory details simply as it was. I found the time fascinating from fleas and famine to bizarre medicinal cures—did you know that goose droppings liberally applied can cure baldness?”

Dunkle said, “Anchoring By These Ten Bones within a historical setting gave the book its strength. The Highlanders had a fascinating superstitious lore. They wouldn’t have been surprised to find a werewolf in their midst, and they would have known exactly which brutal course of action to employ.” She added, “I think the fantasy elements were what sold the books. They certainly were the elements that made me want to write them.” However, “A number of reviewers also mentioned the setting favorably. But I was surprised when an amateur reviewer on the Web called the book historical fiction rather than fantasy. Her review stated, ‘This is how it would have been if the legends of werewolves were actually true.’”

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Some other novels with strong fairytale/folktale elements:

Lament (Flux, 2008) and Ballad (Flux, 2009) by Maggie Stiefvater

Wildwood Dancing, by Juliet Marillier, (Knopf, 2007)

Impossible, by Nancy Werlin (Dial, 2008)

Chris Eboch, Halloween 2008

Chris adapted this material from her article Fantastic History: Bringing Legends to Life, first printed in Children’s Writers CW Guide to 2008.

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Folktales and Fairytales—for teens

This week we’re talking about folktales and fairytales. I wrote an article on the subject a year or so ago and heard that folktales and fairytales aren’t selling well as picture books. But fairytales have found a new home in novels for middle grade and young adult readers. You might say that fairytales have grown up.

Reka Simonsen, now executive editor for Harcourt, said in an interview, “Fairytales and folktales for younger kids are hard to publish successfully these days. That doesn’t seem to be true of novels for young adult readers, though. There are enough books, authors, and long-term fans to have turned the novel-length fairytale into a subgenre of its own, a particular type of fantasy that’s especially popular with adolescent girls.” Most popular are versions that give the classic tales a new twist–“a different setting or a stronger female lead character, for example.”

Heather Tomlinson, author of The Swan Maiden (Henry Holt, 2007) twisted a traditional story in Toads and Diamonds (Henry Holt, 2010). “In Charles Perrault’s original tale, a fairy rewards one girl with the gift of speaking jewels and flowers, while condemning her older sister to spew toads and snakes when she talks. I wondered what would happen if the two gifts were equally valuable–and equally dangerous.”

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Tomlinson points to “many successful novels and series drawing on fairytale roots. But I think writers can increase their chances of success by retelling a lesser-known story, or finding a really fresh angle on a familiar one.”

Simonsen said, “Some people in publishing and bookselling are getting pretty tired of fantasy of all kinds, including fairytale novelizations. I think that response is mostly from the people who never liked these kinds of books anyway. Fantasy has been the bestselling genre for the past decade and it’s still going strong, so clearly kids are not sick of it. It’s a crowded market, so it can be hard to stand out, but there is definitely a big fan base for fairytale novelizations.”

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Other fairytale-inspired books of recent years include:

Sisters Red, a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood by Jackson Pearce (Little, Brown, 2010)

Devoured, a retelling of Snow White by Amanda Marrone (Simon Pulse, 2009)

A Curse Dark As Gold, a historical retelling of Rumpelstiltskin by Elizabeth Bunce (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2008)

Beastly, a modern version of Beauty and the Beast (HarperTeen, 2007) and A Kiss in Time, a Sleeping Beauty retelling, (HarperTeen, 2009) by Alex Flinn

The Thirteenth Princess, based upon The Twelve Dancing Princesses story, by Diane Zahler (HarperCollins, 2009)

Beast, with Beauty and the Beast in ancient Persia, by Donna Jo Napoli (Atheneum, 2000)

Beast cover

Turning Old to New

So what if you want to write a fairytale based novel? Creative thinking can help writers break into the market.

Lise Lunge-Larsen, author of the picture book The Adventures of Thor the Thunder God (Houghton Mifflin, 2007) said, “The images and the plots of the old folktales are so compelling that they will never go out of style. Writers should feel like the storytellers of old, free to retell an old tale in their own voice and updated to suit our times.”

Natalie M. Rosinsky, author of Write Your Own Fairytale and Write Your Own Folk Tale, (Compass Point Books, 2008, 2009) advises, “Think globally. Examine every continent and the multiple cultures that may thrive within a country to find tales or ideas for tales that intrigue you.”

To update a traditional folk or fairytale, she suggests setting the story in a new location. You might also change the point of view, for example telling a princess story from the prince’s viewpoint. Humor is another bonus.

Ultimately, a story needs a unique concept, and something more. “Your characters have to sing,” author Maggie Stiefvater says. “We’ll read Sleeping Beauty one thousand times over if the characters are brilliant and different every time.”

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Chris adapted this material from her article Folktales and Fairytales: Old Stories with a New Twist, first printed in Book Markets for Children’s Writers 2010.

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Making e-Readers Social

I’ve heard that young people like print books because it’s a social thing — you can see what other people are reading and show that you are reading the cool books. Perhaps e-book readers need an app that can “talk” to nearby devices if those e-readers contain the same books. I also wonder if some young readers will turn to e-books because of the privacy, if the books they are reading aren’t considered cool. Can you imagine new technology to fulfill the reading/social needs of young people? Or a modern version of hiding your comic book in a textbook (or vice versa)?

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Chris Eboch doesn’t even have an e-reader, but she does like her smart phone.

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Follow-Up on Self-Publishing/Left Coast Crime

Joni asked: Suppose authors formed in groups of five or six or 10 and agreed to vette each other’s work prior to (self) publication?

Some authors are doing this. At the recent Left Coast Crime convention for mystery writers and fans, mystery novelist Pari Noskin Taichert mentioned that she’s part of a group of published authors who are critiquing each other and approving quality books. I’m not sure of the group’s name or the details, but she said that their goal is to have customers know that books published by the group are worthy of publication. (I’ll follow up on my blog when I get more details.)

At the convention, e-books were big buzz. A panel called “Publishing Today and Tomorrow” featured several authors who were enthused about self-publishing e-books. (I’m not sure, but I think all of these writers started with traditional publishing.) One audience member asked, “But are you actually making any money?” The panel answered with a resounding “Yes.” Several said they were making decent money for the first time in their careers. When asked about e-book piracy, most said they didn’t worry about it or even put digital protection on their books. Mystery/suspense author LJ Sellers noted that her books sell for $.99, so if someone wants to steal them, fine — maybe she’ll gain new fans.

I missed the panel of “Industry Professionals on Publishing.” I heard they had a very different view of self-publishing, as you’d expect. I did catch “Wisdom from Industry Pros” with Barbara Peters from Poison Pen Press and Keith Kahla of St. Martin’s Press. They were both very likable as they talked about trends in publishing, including mass-market fading in favor of trade paperbacks, and translations becoming more profitable. They felt that publishers are still necessary to screen manuscripts and help with the publishing process. They see e-books as part of their growing market.

I also attended a panel on “Who Wants to Be an E-Book Millionaire.” The audience contained unpublished and published writers. Some of the published writers had already dabbled in e-book publishing while others were interested, at least for their out-of-print titles. Obviously both new and established authors are curious about the potential, though many people feel intimidated by the technology. Expect to see more companies acting as middlemen. Perhaps even agents will take on some of this role?

Chris Eboch spoke at the Left Coast Crime panel, but not about e-books or self-publishing.

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Earning Money from Self-Publishing

So far this week I’ve covered why people might want to self publish (and when they shouldn’t), and I’ve offered a step-by-step guide to the process. One big question remains—how can you turn a self-published book into a success story?

Since I just released my books, I can’t claim success yet. If you want to follow along with my story, I’ll be reporting updates on my personal blog on Wednesdays.

In the meantime, I can tell you my plan. First though, some comments from experts:

On the Behler Blog, Lynn Price acknowledges changes to the industry, but offers a warning to self-publishers: “The big advance money is drying up and the big guys aren’t buying the kinds of books they did years ago.… [However] It’s one thing to heed the call to the battle cry and chant ‘death to publishers!’ and quite another to actually go out and do it. And be successful.”

Self-pub superstar Amanda Hocking adds her own warning: “Traditional publishing and indie publishing aren’t all that different, and I don’t think people realize that. Some books and authors are best sellers, but most aren’t. It may be easier to self-publish than it is to traditionally publish, but in all honesty, it’s harder to be a best seller self-publishing than it is with a house.”

On the other side, Joe Konrath writes adult mysteries. He started in traditional publishing but has become totally gung ho about self-publishing. He sees no reason why anyone would want a traditional publishing contract today. On the other hand, he fully admits that success takes a big dose of luck. He often features guest authors sharing their success stories. These are primarily adult genre authors, but it’s still interesting to see what people do—and often how little difference a big publicity plan makes.

Along with luck, Joe says you need a well-written book, a great cover, a strong blurb describing it, and a good price point. He considers the e-book ideal $2.99, the lowest price at which you can get Amazon’s 70 percent royalty rate (it drops to 30 percent for cheaper books). You can judge my covers for yourself and check out the description and sample chapters of the writing at my Amazon page. Now let’s run some numbers to figure out that price point.

The Eyes of Pharaoh coverI can price my work as a $2.99 e-book and make $2 per book with Kindle’s 70 percent royalty rate. My traditionally published books are available on the Kindle, but at $5.99 for each of the Haunted series (the paperback price) and $8.80 for The Well of Sacrifice (hardcover price $16). I don’t get many sales that way, but many people complain that e-books are overpriced. (For an explanation of why, check out this post by former agent Nathan Bransford.) With The Eyes of Pharaoh and Rattled, people may be more likely to try the lower-priced books.

POD copies will be priced higher, because of printing costs. I can price Rattled at $7.99 which earns me $.92 for regular sales through Amazon. I can order copies myself for $3.87 to sell directly. The Eyes of Pharaoh is priced a dollar cheaper but actually earns me a little more, because it’s 160 pages versus 260.

Rattled will most likely sell far better as an e-book than in print, because the target audience for romantic suspense, 20-50-year-old women, are big e-book buyers. When I told my agent I had decided to self-publish Rattled, which he’d recently read and been excited about, he said, “Chris—I’m totally with you, and support you on this. Romance writers are doing SO well with e-self, I think you should.” (No, he won’t make money off of me this way now—but he could still negotiate foreign and film rights, should those arise.)

The Eyes of Pharaoh may sell better in print. We’ll have to see. Anyway, I should be making $1-$2 per book, and the books are reasonably priced.

So how to sell them? I have an advantage over new authors in that I already have somewhat of a reputation. I’m certainly not famous, but I do have fans. The main trick is getting the word out about the new work. Fortunately, I already have a wide social network. I’ve been a regional adviser for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for eight years and have many friends among the regional advisors across the world and internationally. I have several hundred Facebook friends, two thirds of them children’s book writers or illustrators. I post occasionally on Verla Kay’s Blue Boards, I have a presence on Jacket Flap, Good Reads, and Library Thing. I recently joined a listserv for mystery fans and already got invited to do a guest blog post.

I also have a presence as a speaker/teacher. Next week, I’ll be on a panel and giving a solo talk at the Left Coast Crime convention for mystery writers and fans. I’ll also be hosting a table at the banquet, and I’m planning to give copies of my books to people at my table, with a request that they write a review on Amazon or other sites if they like the book. In April I’ll be speaking at a schmooze meeting and at a conference in Albuquerque, and at a workshop in El Paso. I’ll be teaching at the big SCBWI summer conference in LA next August.

I’ll also follow my usual habit of sending out press releases. Because I live in a small town, I usually get local coverage. I’ve even gotten covered by the paper in Juneau, Alaska, where I went to high school—though I haven’t lived there for more than 20 years (small towns are hungry for news). I send announcements to my two alumni magazines. I often write articles on writing and discuss my work when it’s appropriate as an example of a topic. Some of these articles I offer for free for the publicity.

I’m not trying to make myself sound like somebody special; this is just a realistic look at how a professional writer handles her career. If you have no social network and no time to build one, your book may sit there quietly doing nothing. I can’t make people like my book. I can ask my many writing friends—some of whom owe me favors because I’ve helped publicize their books on my blog or in the articles I write—to post reviews of my new books, mention them on their blogs, or whatever. Social networking doesn’t offer the key to the universe, but it can help get your book off to a good start. Once you have lots of strong reviews, the book may take off on its own. I believe both Amazon and Barnes & Noble have programs to help promote books that have great reviews but poor sales.

Joe Konrath (mentioned above) also insists that to increase sales, you want to take up as much shelf space as possible. In other words, if you have a dozen books available, you’ll sell more—not just because one person may buy all of your books, but because they have more ways to find you. Different people will find different books appealing, but once they’ve tried your work, they may explore farther. Sounds reasonable to me, so I’ll work to get some more romantic suspense published. (A note: I chose to publish my adult work under a different name. The downside is that I have no name recognition for Kris Bock. However, since the adult work would probably be rated PG-13 if it were a movie, I want to separate it from my children’s books.)

The Rattled Cover

I expect sales to start slowly, but hopefully rise steadily. In six months I should have a good idea of whether or not this is working, though it may take several years for sales to build. Here’s a nice success story from author Elizabeth C. Mock: “Less than a year ago, I published my debut novel (the first in a trilogy) and last month I breached 100,000 downloads/sales.” She also notes, “People want good stories and if a story resonates with people, then it will sell regardless of its origins in traditional publishing or self-publishing. If a story isn’t good, it won’t sell.”

In conclusion… I don’t really have a conclusion. I decided to try self-publishing because it fits my needs and my goals—and my abilities—right now. You’ll have to decide if and when it might be right for you. I hope I’ve given some ideas.

Can’t get enough of the topic? Next week, other members of The Spectacle will weigh in. Leave any questions you have on the topic and I’ll try to answer them the following week. As I mentioned, I’ll be posting weekly updates on my self-publishing journey on my personal blog every Wednesday, including specific challenges and solutions. Stop by or become a follower, if you want more insight into how this works out. Or if you decide to try self-publishing for yourself, let me know how it goes.

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Chris Eboch still loves her traditionally published Haunted series and looks forward to releasing book 4 on her own, since the publisher doesn’t want it (silly publisher).

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