Dear friends, followers, and readers,
The last few years have been an amazing ride for me. My writerly journey has taken me to some beautiful places, and it all started with Liquid Silver Books taking me, a complete newbie, under its wing, and making my dreams of being a published author come true.
Now, after a happy 5-year association, for which LSB will always have my undying thanks, I have had to make the decision every writer comes to eventually: to do what is best for me and my books. I love LSB dearly, and always will. They have been nothing but supportive of my efforts to bring my books to readers everywhere. However, having spent the last three years experimenting with self-publishing, it has become clear to me that this is the path I want to take. And so, with my heart full of gratitude, I announce my departure from Liquid Silver Books in order to become a fully self-published author.
On August 31, 2015, Blood Moons, Blood Trails, and Blood Debts, the first three novels of The Blood Series, will be taken down from the virtual shelves, marking the end of an era for me.
September 27, 2010 was the date Blood Moons first appeared online. September 27, 2015 will be the date it will make its reappearance as the first Blood and Shadows novel to be independently published in both digital and print format. October 10 will mark the re-release of Blood Trails as book 2 in the Blood and Shadows series. It will be followed by book 3, Blood Debts on October 24, 2015. All of this will lead up to the debut of Blood Hunt, the fourth Blood and Shadows novel, this winter (actual release date to be announced). And yes, for the first time ever, all of them will be available in print as well.
For the many of you who have already purchased and read these books, know that there will be no changes made to the plots, barring a handful of words here and there, and some corrections to leftover errors. The only telling difference is the series name and the covers. Each book will also be enrolled in the Amazon MatchBook program to give you a significant discount on the eBooks when you purchase both digital and print versions.
So, my honored friends, I would now like to bid farewell to The Blood Series:
And (re)introduce you to the books of Blood and Shadows:
With the caveat that there might possibly be more of them to come in the future. Plot bunnies… They just snuck up on me.
Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support my writing. It means the world to me that readers all over the world are enjoying the stories I write.
Until next time!
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This was enlightening for me. I had no idea authors sometimes wanted to self publish. I was under the impression that all self published authors were trying to get a publishing deal (I don’t know what it would be called). I haven’t read your series yet, but I’ll keep an eye out for it when it’s rereleased.
Hi Megan! Thanks for stopping by. =) It can go either way, depending on the author. The idea still lives that publishers are the gateway to the Big Bucks, which is sadly no longer true. Only a very small percentage of writers make enough from royalties to do this full time, and the cost to publishers (especially print) is so high, they HAVE to be choosy about whom they publish, so a lot of potential talent falls through the cracks.
With the birth of self-publishing, the barriers have been removed, so there are no more limits to what an author can do on their own. That leaves the question of what they can/can’t do for themselves. Some prefer to just write and leave the rest to a publisher. Others, like me, like having a say in every step of the process. It’s a lot more work, but also more rewarding, because each book is my baby. I’m a control freak that way. LOL
You’ve made a tough decision, and congratulations on this next step in your career. Your new covers are gorgeous! Best of luck to you!!!!
Thanks, Allyson! In many ways, this decision was much easier than trying to find a publisher back when I first started. I know in my heart it’s the right move for me, but I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone else if they have an iota of doubt. It’s not something you can undertake lightly. 🙂