Okay, so I’ve been trying to go about this self-publishing business “thoughtfully.”
As in, I waited until I had two solid books plus two novellas written before I tossed those babies out on the market. My theory being: if people read one book, they’ll want to read the next book. And if the next book isn’t already there? Well gee, that’s a wasted opportunity.
But waiting to have those books done almost killed me. In fact, waiting did kill me — I meant to have the first three books of the Immortal Hearts series written before I published them.
Since waiting’s never been my strong point, I didn’t quite make it through To Heal an Immortal Heart before testing the self-publishing waters. Nope, To Heal’s going to appear somewhere around September, if the my editing-math is accurate. (I think the equation reads something like Editing Divided by Time = Need-More-Chocolate-Please-Gasp-wheeze…anywho.)
A while back I wrote Roses Before Dawn, which is a prequel to the Immortal Hearts series. Now that I’ve polished Seth Kade’s story up, and am ready to submit it, I am thinking…
KDP Select, por favor?
(“Say what?” you say, “I thought that program was evil.”)
Well see, I don’t know if KDP Select is evil or not. And Roses Before Dawn is very much a niche book. Hard to describe, hard to market, but a good read. One really never knows if something is evil unless they try it. Hence, my chocolate addiction.
Also, Roses Before Dawn sets up a good portion of the overriding plotlines for the rest of the Immortal Hearts series. I won’t actively be disrupting the records for any already-published books to test my “experiment.” I plan to add Roses Before Dawn to B&N and Kobo (and maybe iBookstore, if my blood pressure survives another foray into that submission program from hell) after Amazon’s 90-day exclusivity is up.
Finally, Amazon has been good to me while B&N sales are slower than, ah, well…hell. As for poor little Kobo — which I have only very recently added my books to — well, Kobo hasn’t really had a fighting chance yet.
Okay, so…KDP Select, here we come.