Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Let's all just get along... and a free read!
It's all about what's good for you.
Not for your friends, or that author you just met on the internet, or that best-seller you keep hearing so much about.
It's about you. What's good for your book, at that particular time.
Some books do well in print, others are better in e-book. Some books do well at a higher price point, others suffer unless they're cheaper. Some books you want to make money from, others you're just after publicity, branding and copies sold or downloaded.
None of these things are better (or worse!) than the others. None of them are shameful, despite what some people say.
And you certainly don't have to choose just one.
I've been in traditional publishing for long enough to understand that some of my books will be attractive prospects for trad pubs, while others won't. That doesn't mean they can't all sell copies. It's just the nature of the publishers' business that some genres, or styles of book and concept, work well for them, while others can't and won't. And it's nice to have the option of getting those stories out there in other ways.
But the bottom line is: we're all writing books. Whatever choices we make, we can all play in the same pond, can't we? There's no need to exclude anyone, or rate anyone as lower than anyone else, just because they made a different choice to us.
In the end, for me, it's the books that matter.
Okay, rant over :) if you're into sexy paranormals, I've got a little free read for you!
Hellcursed is a prequel short story to my Shadowfae Chronicles series. It's about Jade, a headstrong girl who's just been tricked into a thousand years of demon servitude. Of course, she's not having any of it. As far as she's concerned, her demon lord can go straight back to hell... but she's yet to discover the true meaning of demon thrall.
You can download it free from Smashwords. It's an erotic story, so over-18s only please.