Tuesday, May 12, 2015

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor...ME!

Since making the move to self-publishing, Collin and I have found that 99% of our sales came from ebooks, so we stopped bothering with doing print editions--though in recent months, we've had several requests for paperbacks. I'm very happy to announce that I heard from Miika Hannila, our publisher at Creativia, this morning. Four of my novels are now available in ebook format at Amazon, and in paperback via Ingram, which means these books (and more to come) will be available through thousands of outlets worldwide, including Amazon...and bookstores!






Am I excited? You bet! Though at this point, our contract with Creativia only pertains to the backlist books, if all goes well and both sides are happy with the results, they may be publishing all of our future works.

And there's more news. I've been considering options for doing online novels--serialization--to test readers' response to new and different projects from what I normally write. In a few weeks, I'll be relaunching my WordPress blog as Beishir Books, a place for Collin and I to introduce our new works, chapter by chapter. 

And I recently did a blog interview with fellow Creativia author Lorelei Bell at author Lena Winfrey Seder's blog, Pearldrops on the Page. Check it out! 


 


23 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Sounds like you're busy, busy, busy!

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    1. Trying to be, Cheryl--doesn't help when I keep sleeping most of the day!

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  2. Congratulations. I'm happy for you! Also congratulations to Collin for going to graduate school. Hooray!

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    1. He'd been in college before, but trying to work full time and be a full-time student took its toll. Now, he's taking online classes and it's working for him.

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    1. I'd recommend Creativia to anyone. It's not perfect, but excellent for anyone who, like me, wants the freedom of self-publishing without all the grunt work.

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    2. Norma: I may consider them for my next two novels.

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    3. I think you'd be more than satisfied. Miika is great to work with.

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  4. Excellent. You are going to be busy, busy! I may try them when I have the rights back to Gather The Children.

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  5. That is so cool Norma. Congrats.

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    1. Thanks, Carole. Hope you sell a lot of books at the conference!

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  6. Norma what super news. Congratulations.
    Goodness I wrote a comment (?) I think I have been hitting the back or exit key.
    Turns out I am having such brain problems I can't remember stuff. My sleep study came back "iffie" I am depriving my brain of oxygen so I am doing off all these weird things

    cheers, parsnip

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  7. I know the feeling, Gayle. I have concentration issues.

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  8. CONGRATS!!! I am so happy for you!

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    1. Thanks, Hilary! They've done a great job of proofing, formatting and promoting the books. The only aspect I'm not impressed with is their cover designer, but since I have the final word....

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  9. This is super cool. Wishing you the best.

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  10. You sound very excited about the way things are going these days Norma, so good to see. I enjoyed your interview with Lena, I can tell you did too :)

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    1. Thanks, Grace!

      At least I'll get the backlist out. No telling when I'll finish anything new!

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