I am finally home and very exhausted so bear with me.
First, thank you to all of you who emailed me or commented following my post on Friday. You did not read that wrong. I was recently offered a publishing contract that I did accept and in April my books will be available in print!
So what does this mean?
Here are a list of questions I was asked following my grand announcement that you might also like to know:
Q. Will the price of my eBooks change?
A. No. I still control the eBooks and their pricing. The only thing they price and sell is the paperback copies.
Q. How soon will these paperbacks be available for purchase?
A. If all goes as planned, the first of April.
Q. How much will the paperback version cost?
A. As of now, I still don’t know. Since this is not a Mass Market publishing company (as of today anyway), these books will be priced as trade books which will make them a bit more than the 7.99 grocery store novel–that’s all I do know.
Q. What about future books?
A. This is still a gray area as I have not contracted any future books with them, either in print or digital. As it stands now, I’m not willing to relinquish my digital rights to any book, current or future, so if this works out and they approach me again about selling them my print rights to future books, I probably will.
Q.Will the content be changing?
A. No. Other than yet another proofread, there will be no changes.
Updates on Works in Progress
As you might have guessed, getting these books ready and approved for print has become a major time-suck in recent weeks, which explains a lot of why I haven’t been able to write as often as I’d have liked. So yes, my books are way underwritten at this point. However, I am now in the “wait” stage with these books so it looks very hopeful I should be getting back to the most important aspect of my job: writing!
When should they be available?
I’m shooting to have the first one out in May at this point. In April, I will be out marketing books or attending conferences/conventions for a good portion of the month, so once again my writing will be slow at that point.
I think that’s all for now. As you know, I just returned from my first writers’ conference in Pensacola Beach, FL and I have LOTS to say about it! From being asked if I was on “Girls Gone Wild” to accidentally opening up a porn site while in a meeting to meeting an 80-something year old woman who writes risque paranormal to nearly being ripped off, if you can imagine it, it happened on this trip! Oh my goodness! I’ll be sure to tell you all the best stories this week and next!
Have a great Monday, everyone!