First, Happy Monday to everyone!
The book sales on the first book, A New World: Chaos have skyrocketed in the past two weeks. I would like to thank everyone for supporting my endeavor. I have completed the second book, A New World: Return. I have the book back from the editor and am now going through those edits. I may have to change the publication date for this book for several reasons. One is that JL Bourne is releasing his third book on September 27th and I don’t want to step on his opening. Another is that I may not be able to make the edits in time to get the book out before his release thereby pushing the publication date out to October. The learning experience from publishing the first book makes me want to put out a finely-tuned, edited edition the first time. I found several mistakes in the first book and had to republish that one.
Now, for the great news and one other reason the second book may be pushed back. I have been contacted by Permuted Press and offered a publishing deal for the first three books in A New World. I don’t know what this means for the current publication nor for the second book’s publication date as yet. I don’t know whether to take the deal or not as yet as I do like retaining the rights for my babies – yes, that is how I think of them.
If anyone has any opinions or experiences with the Indie versus traditional publishing, I would certainly enjoy hearing from you. I am stuck on the royalty, book momentum, and rights aspects. Overall though, I am ecstatic over the deal and feel very privileged to be contacted and offered a deal. It makes me feel good about the book and that the readers are enjoying it.
I wish everyone a great day!