publishing? Will they ever compete with print books? Could anyone REALLY
stand using one of those. e-readers?
We'll see. But aside from the e-reader debate, there are a number of things
I think e-publishers do WAY better than print publishers. And one of them
is mixin' it up.
Not kickboxing in the parking lot, but mixing lots of different categories
under one publisher's banner, offering a variety of books, a variety of
lengths, a variety of genres, a variety of cross-genres, even.
And that's what Debra Kayne, Shirin Dubbin, and I are doing, too.
Take my upcoming June 4th release at Red Rose Publishing. It's called
Submission, and it's a Regency. But it's an erotic Regency. You're not
going to find many of those on the print shelves. Another June 4th release
is Keeper of the Way, by Shirin Dubbin. Urban Fantasy/contemporary romance.
Another June 4th baby is Betraying the Prince, by Debra Kayn. That's a
contemporary/muticultural. What do they have in common, other than their
release date? They're all emotional romances, they're all debut releases,
and they all rock!
So we're mixin' it up, and talkin' it up. Are we the least bit worried that
we write in different genres? That we might not reach each other's audience?
That we're too different? No way! I read as much contemporary as urban
fantasy as historical as anything else out there. And I bet lots of other
people do to. These three books are like the trifecta of new authors. Or
like the 3 sevens in the dollar slots. winner, winner, winner!
Bet you don't see many historical writers doing "book tours" with urban
fantasy and contemporary writers in the print world. Lucky for us, we write
for Red Rose Publishing.
The other thing e-pubs do to mix things up is to offer books of varying
lengths, from shorts to novellas to full length novels. Submission is a
14,500 word short. It'll sell for $1.99. Shirin's is a little longer,
$2.99. Debra's is a little longer still, at $3.99. Now, I don't know about
you, but I'm a lot more likely to try a new author for a buck ninety-nine.
Have you picked up a paperback lately? My hub and I love Jonathan Kellerman,
but we got a heck of a surprise at the register when we picked up his last
book. $10.99. Not a trade size, just a regular old mass market paperback.
Yikes! For less than one print paperback, you can pick up all three of our
books at Red Rose Publishing! And if you don't ordinarily read urban
fantasy, or contemporary, or erotic historical, you might find a brand new
romance addiction. or three!
Where else can you do that for under ten bucks?
Now.once the Kindle comes down to $129, watch out.
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