There's been so much talk these days about self-publishing. Haven't heard about it? Well, you can check it out here or here. And it's something I've been thinking about for a while. Ever since my imprint closed (RIP, Red Dress Ink!!) and I got the rights back to my first two novels, I've been thinking: what do I do now?!
Last summer, I sold my third novel in a two-book deal to St. Martin's, so there wasn't much time to think about it. My third novel, RECIPE FOR A HAPPY LIFE, comes out July 2nd and in anticipation of the launch, I've decided to do something I never thought I'd do.
I'm going to release SCOT ON THE ROCKS and JACK WITH A TWIST myself. Now, I know what you're thinking-- it's easy to do since the books were already acquired, edited, and then copyedited to within an inch of their life. And you'd be right. The books are ready to go. I read over them and made a few tiny tweaks here and there, but the truth is, all I really had to do was to format them for e-readers, get new covers and then hit "publish." Easy as that.
So, I reached out to the fabulous Malena Lott over at Athena Buzz (seriously, how gorgeous are her covers?!) and voila!, she created an amazing new cover for SCOT!!
And man, do I love this new cover! I think it really conveys the sense of fun and romance that are the heart of the book. I'll be publishing SCOT sometime this week (with JACK to follow closely on its heels) and I'm really excited about this new journey!
So, tell me about your thoughts on self-publishing. Are you for it? Against it? Have you tried it yourself? I want to hear everything!!
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I’m the author of SCOT ON THE ROCKS and JACK WITH A TWIST, now in the process of being re-released by yours truly. My third novel, RECIPE FOR A HAPPY LIFE, will be published by St. Martin's on July 2, 2013. My work’s also appeared in the New York Post and Publisher’s Weekly. You can find me at brendajanowitz.com or on Twitter at @BrendaJanowitz.