Thursday, January 15, 2015

Weekly Roundup of News in my Publishing World Jan 16 @KarynGerrard #ComingSoon




First off, Happy New Year to everyone! Can you believe its 2015? The time does fly. So, I don't do resolutions. I never keep them, not that it's a flaw in my character (or maybe it is) but I grow bored and never stick to them.

I do have a few for my writing/publishing life though. Hopefully I will have more success sticking to those.

I will be venturing into self-pubbing this year. When, I really don't know. There are a lot of variables and real life is causing me to slow down the process so I am not setting any release dates. It happens when it happens. No way am I laying pressure on myself. So I will keep you posted on the status of THE BARON AND THE MISTRESS.

I received the rights back to Timeless Heart and its sequel, Timeless Love from Evernight Publishing.

They have already been taken down at almost all the vendors. So what happens with these two time travel stories? Nothing for now. Its on my long to-do list and at some point they will be re-written and re-edited and the plan at the moment is to self-pub one or both of them. I plan to self-pub all rights reversion books. (at lower prices than the pubs)

Thanks to Evernight for taking a change on me back in 2011.



This week I rec'd a revise and resubmit. And R and R is not a rejection. nor should it be taken as such. The pub in question really liked my story (a Gothic historical fantasy, not erotic) But it needs more—wait for it—romance. They want to see it again. No guarantee of a contract, but they saw enough merit in it to ask me to revise.

I've had 3 R and R's before over the years and after revisions, all three were offered contracts. So we will see what happens.

I have never written anything like this before, and the editor gave me great suggestions. So another project added to my long to-do list, lol.

In December, there was the release of KNIGHT OF CHRISTMAS. It sold a few more copies than I expected thanks to a mention in All Romance's newsletter. (it became a bestseller there)

Ellora's Cave mentioned this release exactly once on social media. And its no wonder I am turning to self-pubbing. This is my one and only release with EC and all that remains is a waiting game to see out the terms of the contract so I can ask for my rights back.

This whole (non) experience was a massive disappointment. Moving on.


Next month there is a blog tour for HIS WICKED CELTIC KISS with Tasty Book Tours. Feb 12-14th. Hopefully I can garner a few more reviews. Will post the schedule when I know more.



My "wise owl" advice for the week: *snort*

Avoid drama on the internet, and believe me, its only Jan 16 and there is a lot out there in the romance pub world already. It is tempting to jump into the fray on blogs and forums (or Twitter) but my advice is: don't do it. I have lots of opinions on things, but I keep (most) of them to myself. Spend that time writing. Ignore. There are some people out there that live for this: confrontation and drama. Don't get sucked in to the vortex.

Until next time, Cheers!

~Karyn





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