Sunday, March 05, 2006

In Good Company


I’ve just discovered another self-published romance author…one who shares my general outlook on the maze that must be navigated in order to get one's first book into print. Talk about jumping through hoops! Susan Rose's debut, Confessions of a Frog Kisser, looks--as far as I can tell--just like any other book. Imagine that! It has a great cover, an attention-grabbing title, and appealing concept. I’m anxious to give it a try. The author used booklocker.com and so far is very pleased with their support and happy with her decision to self-publish. I’m very happy for her—she seems like a really nice person, and it’s inspiring to see someone make it outside the “establishment”. Publishers really have a lock on the industry, and I’m curious to see how long it will last.

Just recently I decided to pursue offering my book as an e-book. After all, the book is already written. It just needs some formatting and then--voila!--more promotion. Of course I’ll offer it on my own site, but I’m also going to find out what is required to offer it on Amazon as an e-book. One of those little advantages to owning the rights... Then I suppose I’ll pursue getting it reviewed and mentioned on e-book review sites. I myself have never even seen an e-book reader, and so obviously never tried to read a book that way. I’d be interested to hear from anyone who has…particularly someone looking to experiment with a new Regency author (wink wink).

1 comment:

Susan Rose said...

Hi Alyssa,
Thanks for the plug...I hope you're enjoying the book as much as I'm enjoying Unladylike Pursuits.

The self-publishing thing is very interesting and I'm really glad I've done it. I'm experimenting the promotions via MySpace...check out Sam's profile. George Clooney is one of Sam's friends :)
Susan