Today I’m letting you know about an important decision I’ve made. The decision to become an independent author, to self publish my crime novel, Shallow Waters.
It’s not a decision that I’ve taken lightly, or that I’m going into lightly, but it is a decision that I feel is the right one for me.
As you know I tried the traditional route and it didn’t work out. I had some fantastic feedback (and I admit, some not, but reading and books are subjective, and the fact that there was such a variance within the professionals shows that.) but I just wasn’t taken on.
I just couldn’t put the novel down and let go. Self publishing is now a valid option for authors and I’m taking it and putting Shallow Waters out there. I have faith in the story and I have faith in the characters. They’re characters that are strong enough to carry it as a series and the second book is well under way.
It’s currently with an editor and I have commissioned a book cover designer. I don’t have a publication date set but I’m hoping to be ready around Christmas time. I will let you know as soon as I have a date.
I’m not going with Kindle Select where you are tied just to them, it will be available on all ereaders. This isn’t about how high I can get it in the kindle chart or how much money I can make. It’s about wanting to put it out there and doing it without isolating anyone, so no matter how you read, you will be able to get a copy. For me, this is about the love of writing, the love for this novel and the desire to have readers read it.
Now I’ve made the decision I’m really excited. Watch out for regular news and updates as the weeks go by. I’m going to be really busy!
I’m really happy with this decision and I hope you will be happy with me.