|cover by JH|
I'm going for it. I'm going to do the self-publishing thing!
I've had THREE publishers kick the bucket on me this year and I'm fed up. So I'm going to take my reverted works and publish them directly, starting with The King's Viper above, so that they are easily available to readers at low low prices.
I know what you're all thinking - "Janine, that's not a proper genre cover!" Well, I don't care. I never liked romance covers much, and I don't want to get lost in the crowd, and it's not as if I've ever made huge sales in Romance anyway. So I'm going to build myself a brand. Blue covers for Romance, red covers for Erotica.
If all goes well with this first one my plans - after some very careful checking of my contracts - are:
The King's Viper (ex-Ellora's Cave, Game of Thrones stylee political fantasy)
Heart of Flame (ex-Samhain, Arabian Nights fantasy)
Bound in Skin (ex-Cat Scratch Books, Victorian werewolf novella)
The Grief of the Bond-Maid (ex-Storm Moon Press, Viking magic novella)
In Appreciation of Their Cox (ex-Ellora's Cave rowing short)
Melusine (ex-Sweetmeats Press, fantasy short)
A Wicked Muse (collection of short story reprints, mostly from Cleis)
That Ought to Crawl (short stories)
The Collected Gillian Troth Stories (2 vols, paranormal satire)
That should keep me busy for some time! We'll see how it goes...
"What about Named and Shamed?" you might ask. "What about the Fierce Enchantments collection? Haven't they reverted too?"
Heheheh - I've slightly different plans on that front. Watch this space!