Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Breaking News!

The Cupcake Coven (a new and improved version) is being released this week! ARe (All Romance ebooks) has it here: click on this handy link or KOBO's link here or Bookstrand here
Amazon and B&N will follow shortly.

Because I took down my self-published version and gave it to an epublisher (only because I'm a terrible business person, and would rather write more books than keep track of sales, distribution, etc.) Amazon and B&N are making sure my publisher has the right to republish it. It's in their review process.

I'm actually glad these outlets make sure our books are legit. I've heard about some unscrupulous imposters stealing book's rights and republishing them under their own names. This is, of course, highly illegal. Copyright infringement carries a penalty of $250,000 and 5 years in jail. Don't even think about it! Readers do contact the book seller or author to report the book they already read and loved has popped up again--usually with a different cover.

My cover is the same as before. Because it's so unique I hope readers will recognize it as a book they've already bought. Although, if they want to buy the new version too, I won't be upset. (wink)
I love the new book. I paid for an editor before, but the new editor did an even better job. And she was paid for by the new publisher.

That's why I've decided I love traditional publishing instead of Indie publishing. I have a whole new appreciation for all the work a publisher does for me, and they take the financial risk! Yes, I give up some of the royalties, but as far as I'm concerned, they earn their share.