Thursday, January 12, 2012
I write for people to enjoy my work, the stories I weave that take them away from their own lives, if just for a little while. I love writing, and I love my readers, and I want to be able to offer them my work, in any format they choose. I don't want to have to worry about not performing or earning enough to cover the cost a publisher has to spend. I just want to reach readers. So, I decided to go out into the publishing world on my own. That's right, yours truly is joining the ranks of Indie authors.
I'm not going it alone. Together with Sarah Ballance, we created For the Muse Publishing. We want to offer our work to readers through popular vendors, many of which require you to be a publisher to sell on their site. I want to be able to reach readers on loops who require you to have 'contracted' work. So we decided it was in both our best interest to meet those needs of vendors and people who prefer publishers work. Are we lying? I don't think so. We each have editors who are professionally editing our manuscripts. We have ISBN numbers. The cover art is professional. We have an amazing review coordinator to make sure our manuscripts reach readers. There's nothing about our press that's any different from a traditional press, we're just doing it all ourselves. The quality of our work will be what you've come to expect when you pick up one of our books.
I am so proud of us and our decision. I think it'll be a good one. You, my readers, will benefit too, as I can offer both eBook and Print formats, at VERY affordable prices. So be on the look out for For the Muse Publishing's titles. They will leave you an incredibly satisfied reader.
Posted by Elaina Lee at 1/12/2012 06:00:00 AM