September 2018

Stabitha OUT of CreateSpace, INTO Ingram for Wide Disti!

September 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Finished the process today! I doubt it matters. But my wishful thinking self has this image of a fresh young intern, in love with the book, trying to get some pinchy old cod in a bow tie to acknowledge the wonders of Stabitha, but his derision of its shabby selfpub origins, a book that is “Not a Gentleman,” has damned said intern’s efforts… This article just happened. French bookstore owners are furious that a self-published book is up for the “prestigious” Prix Renaudot. Not so much because it’s selfpub, but because it’s via CreateSpace, and to booksellers in France, Amazon is the Great Satan – here too! But we don’t have a government that, you know, treasures arts and letters. Of course, the author has good reasons for doing so. The French-Israeli author, who has published more than a dozen books via more traditional routes, told the Guardian he was forced into put[ting] out an edition of Bande de Fran├žais himself after no [MORE]

ALL BOOKS (Stabitha soon!) OUT OF KU! On Sale Everywhere!

September 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

(Well, everywhere in a day or so.) I did it! I escaped the gingerbread house, and the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the Northwest! I know, mixin’ up my witches. Stabitha’s still in till 9/23; I had no choice as a first time writer in the serial killer thriller genre but to go in to KU for the 90 day minimum, because Amazon will fuckin’ BURY YOU in the new releases if you don’t. Not that you don’t get buried anyway under the weight of all the promo they do to ensure that their in-house Montlake and Lake Union serial killer titles rule the list… And not that it mattered since the best serial killer thriller since Silence of the Lambs tanked anyway, but still. The likelihood of any sudden great backlist income from going wide is, well, I’ve been down this road before, pretty close to zero. But I’ve gone back to the abusive relationship authors have with Amazon again and again, and this time, I’m noping right out of there for good. [MORE]