Thus, I hated the concept of self-publishing and not only wanted nothing to do with it, I wanted it to go away.
In the end the concept seems to have weakened an already emaciated traditional publishing marketplace. The number of publishers willing and able to dig through submissions has dwindled to the point that it’s sad to watch because what one is seeing is the death of a very old industry.
And so, as I hinted some time back in an earlier blog post, it is time for me to eat crow (as they say) and do what I had not wished to do. And that is to join the ranks of the self-published.
Since those early days I have managed to find well-written novels whose authors have gone what is called the “indie” route. All right, then, I’ll have to go down that road also. Over the past year I’ve tried a few short story efforts almost as advertising promotions.
Currently I need to get my older novels back into print. I recently got the rights back to all of my traditionally published novels with the exception of THE FLOCK from Tor-Forge Books. The rest are mine again and so I’ll tackle publishing and promoting them on my own.
We’ll see how it goes. At this point in my writing career, I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Worst case, I’m at the same point I’m at right now.
And so it goes.
First up will be THE EMISSARY. It’s a novel I had sold a couple of years ago, but the small press publisher who accepted it has apparently folded. THE EMISSARY is an important book to me. The ideas and themes for it occurred to me many years back and I kept struggling with the concepts for a very long time before I put it all together in a story that made me happy. I think I put more sweat and toil and thought into this novel than anything I have ever written.
Inthe North Carolina mountains the town of Jasperton has lost a fadingenchantment that has protected it for almost one hundred years from an ancientcurse. Martin and Amy Braun, separated, and their marriage almost at an endover the death of their young son, suddenly find themselves reunited to carefor a lost child who bears a striking resemblance to their deceased boy. As thetown begins to fall victim to the rising influence of an aged evil, they mustdecide if the child is an emissary for salvation, or for the malignant forcesgathering within the town.
|Appearing very soon in both ebook and print formats.|