I was the last to self pub (you’re not surprised are you?) But after my first experience, I definitely see the advantages.
For example, the story currently out Eternal Guardian Book 4.5 of Children of the Goddess series, may have never seen the light of day. Which would have been a shame since so many readers were wondering where the heck my hero had disappeared to. Doing this, I was able to satisfy their curiosity and give them a hint about the drastic change in the COG world, starting 300 years later, that will be coming in Alexei’s book. And I discovered while writing it that Max is even more of a pivotal character than I had imagined.
Max is an Igigi warrior, a Sariel guard who has always fought to protect those in his care. When he wakes from a wound that should not have harmed him, in a world where nothing is as it should be, his first thoughts are for his duty. Not himself.
She has watched him for thousands of years. Beyond the gods and the whims of fate, she has loved him. But love was not what she was made for, and she was content with that design…until a single action threatened to unravel time.
Only the strongest of warriors can save the future of the Goddess and her children. Will Max fight Time itself…or walk away from his destiny and the heart of the woman who loves him?
I also didn’t think I could open Photoshop correctly, let alone make a cover. But I really wanted to stay true to the beautiful art Anne Cain had given the entire series. And so, instead of proving I was as lacking in artistic talent and technical skills as I imagined, with the help of Eden’s Sam Saturday and a lot of Youtube videos lol-I actually ended up creating a cover I love!
Self pubbing will give me opportunities this year that I’ve never had before: to write a holiday story that actually comes out around that holiday, to write side stories in popular worlds that readers have really wanted, and maybe even write another contemporary (gasp) So keep your eyes open in October and December *wink*
And then, of course, there are the Smutketeers plans for future series :)
I love all my publishers. And I plan to continue to keep writing with them as long as they will have me, but I am enjoying self pubbing too. It gives me a definite sense of satisfaction.
Just post here and be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card, so you can buy whichever of the Smutketeers self pubbed books you want. Or all of them lol :)
Also-catch up with the other posts and tomorrow we will all pick our winners and the winner of the steampunk journal!
ALL FOR SMUT AND SMUT FOR ALL!!